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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Francis Grierson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1848 in Birkenhead, England

-- Francis Grierson on WorldCat --

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, 2008The Valley of Shadows: Sangamon Sketches, University of Illinois Press, 1990Celtic Temperament and Other Essays, Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated, 1970Modern Mysticism; And Other Essays, Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated, 1970Psycho Phone Messages (1921), Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010The Humor Of The Underman And Other Essays (1911), Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010The Invincible Alliance and Other Essays Political, Social and Literary, Kessinger Publishing Company, 2010Modern Mysticism, BiblioBazaar, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

The valley of shadows :
ISBN: 0252061039. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1990.

The Celtic temperament,
ISBN: 0804609225. OCLC Number:

Kennikat Press. Port Washington, N.Y.,. [1970]

Modern mysticism,
ISBN: 0804607303. OCLC Number:

Kennikat Press. Port Washington, N.Y.,. [1970]