Francis Grierson

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General Information

Name: Francis Grierson

Pen Name: None


Born: 1848 in Birkenhead, England

Deceased: 1927 in Los Angeles, CA

Illinois Connection

Grierson lived in Sangamon County, Illinois for ten years. He also lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Francis Grierson was born Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard - he took his mother's family name when he published Modern Mysticism in 1899. He was born on September 18, 1848, in the town of Birkenhead, across the Mersey River from Liverpool, England. Distressed by the widespread economic depression (which by 1850 had sent nearly 19,000 English settler to Illinois alone), his parents emigrated in 1849 and settled the same year in Sangamon County.

Published Works

Abraham Lincoln - The Practical Mystic, Gale Group, 2008

The Valley of Shadows: Sangamon Sketches, University of Illinois Press, 1990

Celtic Temperament and Other Essays, Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated, 1970

Modern Mysticism; And Other Essays, Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated, 1970

Psycho Phone Messages (1921), Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010

The Humor Of The Underman And Other Essays (1911), Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010

The Invincible Alliance and Other Essays Political, Social and Literary, Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010

Modern Mysticism, BiblioBazaar, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Abraham Lincoln - The Practical Mystic

ISBN: 1409770990
Release Date: 2008-06-30

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Psycho Phone Messages (1921)

ISBN: 1169042120
Release Date: 2010-09-10

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Modern mysticism: and other essays

ISBN: 1113831626
Release Date: 2009-10-03

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Literary Awards

External Links

Francis Grierson on WorldCat


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