Henry William Herbert, better known as Frank Forester, Sang the Praises of Warwick!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In the fall of 1920, a tablet to the memory of Henry William Herbert, a naturalist better known as Frank Forester, was unveiled by the Sportsman of America in cooperation with the Historical Society. The tablet, placed on a field boulder from Dr. A.W. Edsiall’s farm, was put in Forester Square. It is a statuary bronze, containing a medallion of Forester and a quotation from his writings, “May blessings be about you, beautiful vale of Warwick.” Forester sang the praises of the beauties of Warwick in WARWICK WOODLANDS and other of his well known works.

The Historical Society celebrated by acting out a pageant, which told of the arrival of Forester and Harry Archer in the early 1830’s as they came from New York in their smart hunting trap for a day or two of sport with host Tom Ward of the Wawayanda. A fox chase followed the unveiling ceremonies.

The press, including that of New York, Boston and other sporting papers and papers in London, had publicity of this event.