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Papers of Adam Fox


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The papers comprise: literary manuscripts, 1917-1972; academic papers, c.1930-1970 and religious writings, 1942-1970.


  • Creation: 1917-1977


1.3 Linear metres (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. 17028/1-8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17028


Literary manuscripts, academic papers and religious writings of Adam Fox (1883-1977), Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, 1938-1943, and Canon of Westminster, 1942-1963.

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

Given to the library by Gareth Keene, 2017.

Papers of Adam Fox, 1917-1977
Finding aid prepared by Catherine McIlwaine
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom