Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924

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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

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn History of the Book and Illustrations collection, circa 1250-2000 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Palmer Cox collection, 1903-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. [Silver-plated cup] [realia]. Webster-Eden Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. The brownies, Pen and ink drawings, 1887. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924,. [Two brownies] [graphic]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Palmer Cox collection, 1881-1917. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1640-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Palmer Cox Collection, 1893-1969 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924. California State Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Palmer Cox 1840-1924 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn W.N. Swett & Co. (New York, N.Y.). Perforated embroidery patterns, ca.1890. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924 California State Library
referencedIn Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005. Helen Farr Sloan autograph collection, 1886-1964. Helen Farr Sloan Library
referencedIn Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1692-1988. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1692-1988. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Papers of Palmer Cox, 1894-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966,. Selected items from the autograph collection of De Coursey Fales, 1838-1865. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf D. Appleton-Century Company. Records, 1846-1962. Indiana University
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
referencedIn American Author Portraits [manuscript], 1774-1902. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Palmer Cox collection, 1888-1978, 1910-1924 (bulk). Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918. University of Pennsylvania Library
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associatedWith Century Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Daggett, Hallie M. person
associatedWith D. Appleton-Century Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Gilmore, Pascal Pearl, 1845-1928?, person
associatedWith Howard, Charles, person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
correspondedWith Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005. person
associatedWith Tomlinson, Bertha, person
associatedWith Weeks, George E. person
associatedWith W.N. Swett & Co. (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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United States
United States
Granby (Québec)
United States
Canada
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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
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Birth 1840-04-28

Death 1924-07-24

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