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Guide to the Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Palmer Cox Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1871-1924
    Box Number: 2025
    Collector: Daggett, Hallie M.
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Palmer Cox Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924.
    Illustrators--United States.
    Wit and humor, Pictorial.
    Authors, American--19th century
    Fairies in art.


    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."


    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.


    • Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924.

    Related Collections

    Title: John Daggett Collection