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Guide to the Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924
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Description
Thirty-two letters written to Alice F. Daggett (Mrs. John) of Northern California between 1871 and 1924. Includes other correspondence, clippings, pen and ink art originals on paper, "Address to the Citizens of East Quogue Long Island, New York," and "The Sultan of the East."
Background
Illustrator and writer. Born at Granby, Quebec April 28, 1840. In 1862 he traveled to California where he attended art school and became a newspaper cartoonist for San Francisco papers including the Examiner. In 1876 he made his home in New York where he illustrated newspapers and magazines including Harpers, Wild Oats and The Graphic. Noted for his children's books and play featuring a cast of impish brownies. "Palmer Cox's Brownies" played in New York City and other major cities in the late 1880s. He died July 24, 1924 at "Brownie Castle" in Granby, Quebec.
Restrictions
Please credit California State Library.
Availability
Unrestricted.