Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1840-04-28
Death 1924-07-24
Canadians

Biographical notes:

Palmer Cox was a Canadian author and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for the "Brownies," pixie-like characters in his books based on folklore. He also contributed to St. Nicholas, Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's, Young People, and Wide Awake.

From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1881-1917. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 698454394

American author and illustrator noted for "Brownie" books.

From the description of Papers of Palmer Cox, 1894-1924. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31448316

Illustrator, author and creator of "The Brownies" for which the famous Brownie Camera was named.

From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1903-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155550469

Palmer Cox was a Canadian author and illustrator of children's books. Author of approximately 23 books, he is best known for the "Brownies," pixie-like characters in his books based on folklore. He also contributed to St. Nicholas, Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's, Young People, and Wide Awake.

From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1888-1978, 1910-1924 (bulk). (Hollins University). WorldCat record id: 57305906

Illustrator and writer. Born at Granby, Quebec, April 28, 1840. In 1862 he traveled to California where he attended art school and became a cartoonist for San Francisco newspapers. 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 series of children's books and a play featuring the adventures of brownies. "Palmer Cox's Brownies" played in New York and other major cities in the late 1880s. He died July 24, 1924 at "Brownie Castle" in Granby, Quebec.

From the description of Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58862944

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gq7b6w
Ark ID:
w6gq7b6w
SNAC ID:
38212003

Subjects:

  • Liquor laws
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Children's literature
  • Prohibition
  • Authors, American--19th century
  • Authors, Canadian--Juvenile literature
  • Finance, Public--Law and legislation
  • Fairies in art
  • Wit and humor--Pictorial
  • Illustrators--Juvenile literature
  • World War, 1914-1918--Finance
  • Illustrators

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Canada (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Granby (Québec) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)