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
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.
Please credit California State Library.