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BRIGGS, J.F.


Local Views.
1891.

Original small 4to. (22 x 18 cm.) brown cloth album , entitled Snap Shots to upper cover. Manuscript title and captions to the photographs. 47 albumen prints c.15 x 11 cm. each, mounted back to back on 24 leaves, comprising

12 of Wimbledon Common,
5 of Battersea Park
2 of Putney (Creek, and Towpath),
3 of Wandsworth,
1 of Fulham Palace,
5 of Kew Gardens,
2 of Wandsworth Town,
1 of St. Anne's Bazaar in Wandsworth,
16 of Kent, including Knole. A few marginal nicks and tears to the margins of the leaves not affecting the photographs which generally show rich tonality.

Wonderfully evocative and rare collection of views of these South-West London suburbs and Kent.
John Frederick Briggs (1871-1963)
Born Richmond, Surrey, 5th December 1871 - the son of Thomas Briggs (1808-1892), retired factory owner, and his second wife Sarah Jane Breakell (1839-1919), who had married in 1868.
Living at 70 St. Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, in 1891 - described as a chemistry student aged nineteen. Resident with his mother; two younger siblings; a cousin Edith Jane Breakell, and a couple of servants.
Elected Fellow of the Chemical Society 1893.
Living at 49 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, in 1901 - described as an analytical chemist (29). Resident with his mother, a cousin Edith J. Breakell, and a servant.
He married the cousin at Lewisham later in 1901.
Died at Derby 29 Jun 1963.

Price £ 1500.00
Stock Code 49114
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