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Jack Cox Printed Collection

Date range: 1879-1990

Medium: Printed

Number of items: 300 items

Part of the library of Jack Cox (1915-1981), donated by his widow Kitty Margaret Cox (1917-2010) in August 1994. Jack (John Roberts) Cox was editor of the Boy's Own Paper from 1946 until the magazine ceased publication in 1967.

The Boy's Own Paper, familiarly known as BOP, 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 a virtually complete run of BOP from volume 1; books and periodicals relating to Scouting, camping and outdoor life, many of which are written or edited by Cox; and fiction books for boys written by Cox, some under the pseudonym David Roberts.

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Further information:

  • Recorded in Library Search.
  • Jack Cox, Take a Cold Tub, Sir!: The Story of the Boy's Own Paper (Guildford: Lutterworth Press, 1982).


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