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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Francis Grierson  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1848 in Birkenhead, England

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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.


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Abraham Lincoln - The Practical Mystic
ISBN: 1409770990

Thorndike Press. 2008

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The Valley of Shadows: SANGAMON SKETCHES (Prairie State Books)
ISBN: 0252061039

University of Illinois Press. 1989

Dramatizes the history of Illinois from the Abolition movement to the aftermath of the Civil War through the story of Elihu Gest

Celtic Temperament and Other Essays (Essay & General Literary Index Reprint)
ISBN: 0804609225

Kennikat Press. 1970

Modern mysticism,: And other essays
ISBN: 0804607303

Kennikat Press. 1970

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Psycho Phone Messages (1921)
ISBN: 1169042120

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2010

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The Humor Of The Underman And Other Essays (1911)
ISBN: 1164269615

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2010

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The Invincible Alliance and Other Essays Political, Social and Literary
ISBN: 116333636X

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2010

Modern mysticism: and other essays
ISBN: 1113831626

BiblioLife. 2009


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