Individual Author Record
Name: Francis GriersonPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1848 in Birkenhead, England Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGrierson lived in Sangamon County, Illinois for ten years. He also lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationFrancis 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.
''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