Thomas William Herringshaw

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Thomas William Herringshaw (January 27, 1858 June 27, 1927) was an American journalist, publisher, genealogist and biographical author, best known for editing and publishing biographical reference works. [1]

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According to the biographical sketch provided for his own National Library of American Biography , Herringshaw was born in Lincolnshire, England, and claimed descent from the Heronshaw family of Boston, Lincolnshire. [1] He was brought up in America, where he studied at the Chicago Athenaeum and the Chicago union college of law. From 1875 to 1879 he worked as a printer in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. In 1879 he established and edited the magazine Farm, Field and Fireside , and was made president of the Farm, Field and Fireside publishing company when it was incorporated in 1880. [1]

Lincolnshire County of England

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Boston, Lincolnshire town in Lincolnshire, England

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In 1880 Herringshaw, who claimed himself the author of a volume titled Mulierology , [2] married Mary Linna Jones: they lived near Lincoln Park. [1] They also kept up a country villa, Herringshaw Hall, built of solid-cut granite, on the highest point in Lake County, Illinois. Selling his interest in Farm, Field and Fireside, Herringshaw established a Chicago printing office. In 1884 he founded the American Publishers' Association, was its president, and used it to publish various biographical reference works associated with his name. [1] He died in Cook County, Illinois, aged 69.

Lincoln Park park along the lakefront of Chicago, Illinois North Side

Lincoln Park is a 1,208-acre (489-hectare) park situated along Lake Michigan on North Side in Chicago, Illinois. Named after US President Abraham Lincoln, it is the city's largest public park and stretches for seven miles (11 km) from Grand Avenue on the south to near Ardmore Avenue on the north, just north of the Lake Shore Drive terminus at Hollywood Avenue. Several museums and a zoo are located between North Avenue and Diversey Parkway in the eponymous neighborhood. Further to the north, the park is characterized by parkland, beaches, recreational areas, nature reserves, and harbors. To the south, there is a more narrow strip of beaches east of Lake Shore Drive, almost to downtown. With 20 million visitors per year, Lincoln Park is the second-most-visited park in the United States.

Lake County, Illinois County in the United States

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 'Herringshaw, Thomas William', Herringshaw's national library of American biography, 5 vols, American Publishers' Company, 1909–14.
  2. Herringshaw's national library. He also claimed to have authored volumes entitled Home Occupations and Aids to Literary Success and to have edited Charles Warren Spalding's The Spalding Memorial, which his company published in 1897

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