Before trying his hand at writing, Charles F. Briggs spent several years working as a sailor on voyages to Europe and South America. He also spent a few years as a merchant in New York City.
Some of the items in this article are unreadable, but it does contain notes related to remarks made about Thomas Carlyle in the Tribune, Bayard Taylor's upcoming lecture, Mr. Briggs's new column, N.P. Willis's suggestions for a fountain in Central Park, and remarks about local churches.
A note announces that Mr. Briggs's "prominent feature" in the N.Y. Weekly Times is to be the "Literary Department" (2).
A note announces that Bayard Taylor is scheduled to lecture on "Moscow" on December 7, before the Brooklyn Mercantile Library Association (2).
An item suggests Willis's ideas for a fountain in Central Park.
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015