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Jack Cox Collection

Jack Cox (1915-1981) was the last editor of the Boy's Own Paper, familiarly known as BOP, which was published from 1879 to 1967.

It was created by the Religious Tract Society, and was originally issued in weekly and monthly parts, but from 1913 it became monthly only.

BOP also published an Annual for much of its life. The collection comprises all Cox's working papers as editor; a virtually complete run of BOP from volume 1; and books and papers relating to Scouting, camping and outdoor life written by Cox.

Finding aids

  • Unpublished box list.
  • See Jack Cox, Take a Cold Tub, Sir!: the Story of the Boy's Own Paper (Guildford, 1982).


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library