BOYD, ANDREW KENNEDY HUTCHISON 1899), Scottish author and divine, was born in Auchinleck manse, Ayrshire, on Nov. 3, 1825, and died at Bournemouth on March 1, 1899. He studied at King's college, London, and at the Middle Temple, but returning to Scotland entered Glasgow university and there qualified for the Scottish ministry. He served in succession the parishes of Newton-on-Ayr, Kirkpatrick-Irongray near Dum fries, St. Bernard's, Edinburgh, and finally, in 1865, became min ister of the first charge at St. Andrews. Here he advocated an im proved ritual in the Scottish Church, his action resulting in the appointment by the general assembly of a committee, with Boyd as convener, to prepare a new hymnal. In 1890 he was appointed moderator of the general assembly. He wrote Recreations of a Country Parson (1859, 1861 and 1878), and Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson (1862-65 and 1875) ; Twenty-five Years at St. Andrews (1892), and St. Andrews and Elsewhere (1894) . He was familiarly known to the public as a writer by his initials "A. K. H. B."