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People/Characters: Joshua Abraham Norton

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The Absolute Sandman Volume Two by Neil GaimanEmperor of the United States
American Adventures: True Stories from America's Past, 1770-1870 by Morrie GreenbergEmperor of the United States
The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld by Herbert AsburyEmperor of the United States, as Emperor Joseph A. Norton
The Forgotten Characters of Old San Francisco Including the Famous Bummer and Lazarus and Emperor Norton by Robert Ernest CowanEmperor of the United States
The good, the bad & the mad : weird people in American history by E. Randall Floyd
Ishmael by Barbara HamblyEmperor of the United States
Norton I, Emperor of the United States by William Drury1819-1880
The Sandman: Fables & Reflections by Neil GaimanEmperor of the United States

Character description

Joseph Abraham Norton (1818-1880) was born in Deptford, England and migrated to the USA with his parent is 1820. In 1859 he proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" and subsequently "Protector of Mexico". He spent most of his life in San Francisco, California, where he was seen to be a harmless eccentric.

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