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Mystic Author Visits Los Angeles


March 8, 1920: The Times seems quite taken with Francis Grierson, author of “Modern Mysticism,” quoting him at length on world politics and spiritualism. The poor fellow died of starvation, The Times says, while working on an anthology of poetry.

March 8, 1920, Grierson image

June 2, 1927, Francis Grierson

June 2, 1927: Francis Grierson dies of starvation after pawning a watch given to him by the king of England, The Times says.

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