Major Simon Affleck (ca. 1660 – 1725) was a Swedish tax official, of Scottish descent, who worked in then Swedish-ruled Finland. He had been appointed by the King of Sweden to collect taxes in the Pielisjärvi region, and also paid the rent of his mansion in Pielisjärvi to the King.
Affleck is said to have been a ruthless collector of taxes with little pity towards the poor Finnish peasants. This, and the large and ferocious dog he kept as a pet, earned him the nickname Simo Hurtta (hurtta is Finnish for hound).
- Onni Palaste: The Simo Hurtta trilogy:
- Simo Hurtta, 1978
- Simo Hurtta ja Anna, 1982
- Simo Hurtta ja Isoviha, 1983
- (in Finnish) Book about the Affleck family in Finland, by Maija Salo