Biography:Thomas F. Briggs

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Author of Brigg's Banjo Instructor: Containing the Elementary Principles of Music Together With Examples and Lessons, Necessary to Facilitate the Acquirement of a Perfect Knowledge of the Instrument to Which is Added A Choice Collection of Pieces, Numbering Over Fifty Popular Dances, Polkas, Melodies, &C. &C. Many Of Which Have Never Before Been Published. Composed and Arranged Expressly for This Work. By Thomas F. Briggs. Boston: Published by Oliver Ditson, Washington Street. New York: S.T. Gordon. Philadelphia: John E. Gould. Cincinnati: D.A. Truax. N. Orleans: H. D. Hewitt

(From title page of the banjo instructor.)