Ref NoD4626
TitleJohn Joseph Briggs (1819-1876) of Kings Newton, antiquarian: volume of illustrations, largely watercolours, of sepulchral monuments in Derbyshire
Administrative HistoryBriggs was born in Kings Newton, near Melbourne, Derbyshire, in 1819. After attending schools in Wymeswold, Leicestershire and Darley, Derbyshire, he was apprenticed to W. Bemrose & Sons, printers of Derby. Ill health forced him to leave his apprenticeship and he spent the rest of his life farming, recording natural history observations in Kings Newton, researching local history and writing.
Custodial HistoryDeposited in Derbyshire Record Office in 1997
CreatorBriggs, John Joseph, 1819-1876, antiquarian, poet and naturalist of Kings Newton, Derbyshire
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For other papers of John Joseph Briggs see D4627 and D5238.
Organisation TypeEstates, families and individuals
GroupWriters and historians
Sub-GroupPersonal papers
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