Cox Family 'Budget'

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 811-24; d. 533-752; Eng. misc. c. 1023-34, d. 1439-46 and MS. Photogr. c. 12
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Scope and Content

The Cox family 'Budget', consists of letters and exercise books containing letters circulated by the ten children of J.C. Cox and his wife Marian, and later by the children of married siblings, 1906-85, with family news, comments on events of the day, and many enclosures (e.g. newspaper cuttings, parish and school magazines, photographs, postcards and printed material relating to women's hockey and cricket). Most of the enclosures have been removed, and are now kept as MSS. Eng. misc. c. 1025-34, and MS. Photogr. c. 12.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cox family consisted of J.C. Cox, his wife Marian, and their ten children.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The 'Budget' was kept latterly by Sir Christopher Cox (1899-1982), at New College, Oxford, and given to the Bodleian by Sir Christopher's brother, A.D.M. Cox, in 1987.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

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