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Additional papers of Adam Fox


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The papers comprise poems, short stories, prayers, poetry lectures, talks, correspondence and photographs.


  • Creation: 1912-1976


0.55 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21120/1, fol. 1].

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MSS. 21120/1-5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21120


Additional papers of Adam Fox

Biographical / Historical

Adam Fox and his twin sister, Eve, were born on 15 July 1883. He was educated at Winchester College and University College, Oxford, graduating in 1906. In the same year he became assistant master at Lancing College, West Sussex and took Holy Orders in 1911. He was Warden of Radley College, Oxfordshire, 1918-1924, and assistant master at Bishops Diocesan College, Rondebosch in South Africa, 1925-1929. He returned to Oxford in 1929 as a Fellow of Magdalen College, and was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1938: a position he held for five years. He was a Canon of Westminster, 1942-1963. He did not marry and died 17 January 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the library by Gareth Keene, 15 Jun 2021.

Related Materials

See also papers of Adam Fox (MSS. 17028/1-8).

Catalogue of the additional papers of Adam Fox
Catherine McIlwaine
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom