Guide to the Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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

Access

Unrestricted.

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Please credit California State Library.

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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.

Contents

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."

Biography

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.

Correspondents

  • Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924.

Related Collections

Title: John Daggett Collection

Container List

Box Box 2045

Outgoing correspondence, addresses, calling cards, clippings, illustrations, "The Sultan of the East."