|Dates: ||1833 - ?|
In 1852, at the age of nineteen, Briggs became a founding member of the Leeds Photographic Society. He contributed three calotypes to the society’s albums, his only known productions. By 1856 Briggs was a photographic chemist in Leeds in partnership with John William Ramsden, and by 1861 he had become a general manufacturing chemist.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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