Contents and Arrangement

Henry C. Briggs (father), circa 1895-1896

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of selected papers of Briggs, a playwright and editor at Harper & Brothers, including 24 scripts for plays such as Behold Thy Wife (1910), By Dawn's Early Light (1936), Benjamin Franklin (1938), and Keeping Up With Lizzie (1911), co-authored with Irving Bachellor; family correspondence (1894-1936), juvenalia, playbills, and copies of the Praire Grove Leaflet, edited by Briggs in 1889. Also present are articles, lectures, commonplace books, and diaries (1864-1901) of Briggs' mother, Amanda R. Hebard Briggs, and a few diaries (1876-1885) of Briggs' father, Henry C. Briggs. The diaries document the family's moves from Massachusetts to Michigan and then to the Dakota Territory.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Henry C. Briggs (father); William Harlowe Briggs Papers, C0729, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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