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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Charles Frederick Briggs (1804-1877)

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Charles Frederick Briggs was born in Nantucket in 1804. He became a journalist and editor in New York City, and was author of the humorous novels Harry Franco, a Tale of the Great Panic, The Haunted Merchant, and The Trippings of Tom Pepper. Briggs also authored the short story Working a Passage; or, Life in a Liner.


Works in the EAF Collection

The Adventures of Harry Franco (1839) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

Bankrupt Stories, Edited by Harry Franco (1843) (Restricted)

"A Literary Martyrdom" from The Knickerbocker Gallery (1855) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Other Resources

Guides to Charles Frederick Briggs manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Briggs, Charles Frederick.: #7532