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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Francis Warner Parker Papers 1913-1917

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Parker, Francis Warner. Papers

Dates:

1913-1917

Size:

.25 linear ft. (3 folders)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Francis Warner Parker, lawyer, senator. The Francis Warner Parker Papers consist of letters of introduction for Parker from Henry Pratt Judson, President of the University of Chicago; Louis L. Judson, Secretary of the State of Illinois; and Frank Lowden, Governor of Illinois. Papers also include an article written by Parker, "British Municipal Practice Versus American Municipal Theory," and Alma Chapman Parker: In Memoriam, a book written by Parker.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Parker, Francis Warner. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Francis Warner Parker was born on April 1, 1858 in Alton, Illinois. He graduated from Shurtelefff College in 1878 (A.B.), where he also met his future wife Alma Chapman. The couple married in September of 1883.

Parker began his career as a lawyer in Chicago, where he was admitted to the bar in 1880. He served in the Illinois State Senate from 1902-1906. Parker was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago.

Francis Warner Parker died in 1922.

Scope Note

The Francis Warner Parker Papers consist of letters of introduction for Parker from Henry Pratt Judson, President of the University of Chicago; Louis L. Judson, Secretary of the State of Illinois, and Frank Lowden, Governor of Illinois. Papers also include an article written by Parker, "British Municipal Practice Versus American Municipal Theory," and Alma Chapman Parker: In Memoriam, a book written by Parker.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Letters of introduction for Francis Warner Parker from:
  • Harry P. Judson, President of the University of Chicago (1917)
  • Louis L. Emerson, Secretary of State of Illinois (1917)
  • Frank Lowden, Governor of Illinois (1917)
Box 1   Folder 2

Article

  • "British Municipal Practice Versus American Municipal Theory" (n.d.)
Box 1   Folder 3

Biography

  • Parker, Francis W., Alma Chapman Parker, In Memoriam, No. 1 of 20 published for the Francis W. Parker Family Council (1913)