COX Palmer

COX Palmer

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF PERSON\C\C OX Palmer, Another Brownie Book, 1967, dj._0002.jpg                            Another Brownie Book, 1967: Dust jacket.

Palmer Cox called “the Walt Disney of the Victorian era” (or should we say “Walt Disney was the Palmer Cox of the Modern era”) was born at Granby, Québec April 28, 1840. He trained as a carpenter. At the age of 17 he left Granby to work in railroading and contracting in Massachusetts (1857-59), Ontario (1860-63), California (1873-76). New York City (1876-1904). He had published his first caricatures in California and then went to New York in 1876 to write and illustrate for children’s magazines. It was the appearance of the Brownies, elfin characters derived from Scottish lore, in the noted American children’s magazine St. Nicholas in February 1883, that launched Cox’s highly successful career as a writer and illustrator.

Palmer retired to Granby in 1904, where he had constructed his 17 room “Brownie Castle”. He died there July 24, 1924. In February 2017, “Brownie Castle” now a triplex was up for sale for $425,000.




Content stories & Cover book front:

The Brownies: Their Book, Dover Publications, 1964. Reproduced from Century Co., 1887 publication.

Content stories & Cover dust jacket front & back:

Another Brownie Book, Dover Publications/McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1967. Reproduced from Century Co., 1890


Article book:

Humorous but Wholesome, A History of Palmer Cox and the Brownies Writ., R.W. Cummins. Century House, 1973.

Article periodical:

“Some Canadian Illustrators. “ Writ., St. George Burgoyne. Canadian Bookman, Apr.1919: 29.


“The Brownies.” Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. 9 May 2017. Accessed 21 November 2017.

“Palmer Cox.” Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. 19 August 2017. Accessed 21 November 2017.

“A castle fit for a Brownie: Historical home in Granby goes up for sale.” CBC News Montreal, posted 11 February 2017. Accessed 21 November 2017.