Kemble, Edward Windsor 

Edward Windsor Kemble, illustrator, was born at Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 18, 1861; son of Edward Cleveland and Cecilia (Windsor) Kemble; grandson of John Cleveland and Mary (Whipple) Kemble, and a descendant of John Cleveland Kemble. His father removed to California from New York city in 1846, and founded the Alta California, the first newspaper on the Pacific coast. The son was educated in the public schools of New York, and was connected with various periodicals as an illustrator from 1881. He made the negro a special study, and became well known by his drawings of negro characters. He also illustrated numerous books, including, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Knickerbocker's History of New York," "Huckleberry Finn," "Pudd'n Head Wilson," "Colonel Carter of Cartersville." He also published: Kemble's Coons; A Coon Alphabet ; Kemble's Sketch Book. 

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor

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