1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE POLICE MAGISTRATE DETAILING THE TRIVIAL AND SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND DOINGS OF WHEATON ILLINOIS AND DUPAGE COUNTY

By: FRANK EARL HERRICK

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On offer is a super, original 1905 manuscript diary handwritten by Frank E. Herrick in the year he was elected Police Magistrate of Wheaton. His diary is chock a block with local events, his personal doings but primarily the events and details of his working life. The Herrick family had roots in the Warrenville area of DuPage County dating back to the 1830s. Frank Earl Herrick was born March 24, 1875 to John Hiram and Virginia Hughes Herrick. A twin, Herrick's brother, Charles, died of typhoid fever when the boys were eleven years old. Herrick was a graduate of Wheaton College, class of 1899. The property that was his ancestral home was deeded to DuPage County in 1924 and serves as a forest preserve as Herrick Lake, one of the largest bodies of water in the county. Herrick was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1902 after receiving his law degree from Illinois College of Law (now a part of DePaul University). He was elected justice-of-the-peace in 1903 of Milton Township, filling an unexpired term. He opened his law office the same year above the Gary Wheaton Bank on Wheaton's Front Street. In 1905 he was elected police magistrate of Wheaton, a position he held for the next fifty years. A member of the student Prohibition Club while at Wheaton College, Herrick later stood as the Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large in 1934 and 1936. He had been heavily involved in Prohibition Party politics and activities for many years. In 1916 he toured the country stumping for the party's local and national candidates. The author of thousands of poems, many created for special occasions like congratulating newlyweds or soldiers, Herrick was called the "Poet Laureate of Wheaton," a title officially bestowed upon him on his seventieth birthday by the city council in 1941. In 1937 Herrick married Adeline Churchill, a former classmate. Herrick died in 1967. Overall G+.; Manuscript; 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, FRANK EARL HERRICK, POLICE MAGISTRATE, WHEATON COLLEGE, WHEATON, ILLINOIS, WARRENVILLE, DUPAGE COUNTY, GARY WHEATON BANK, MILTON TOWNSHIP, ADELINE CHURCHILL, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AMERICANA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, AUTOGRAPHED, AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNAL, LOG, PRIMARY SOURCE, FIRST HAND ACCOUNT, SOCIAL HISTORY, PERSONAL STORIES, LIVING HISTORY, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL,BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY PERSONAL NARRATIVES

Title: 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE POLICE MAGISTRATE DETAILING THE TRIVIAL AND SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND DOINGS OF WHEATON ILLINOIS AND DUPAGE COUNTY

Author Name: FRANK EARL HERRICK

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript, All,

Publisher: WHEATON, ILLINOIS, WARRENVILLE, DUPAGE COUNTY, 1905

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 0002250

Keywords: Keywords: History Of Frank Earl Herrick Police Magistrate Wheaton College WHEATON ILLINOIS WARRENVILLE Dupage County Gary Wheaton Bank