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Charles Elliot Fox Papers
MSS 18  
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Description
Photostatic copies of papers of a British missionary who served on San Christobal in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Melanesia. Materials consist of Fox's manuscript for a dictionary, grammar, and transcribed tales of the Arosi language of San Cristobal island, ca 1924; and a dictionary and grammar of the Lau language of Malaita, undated. The Arosi tales have not been translated. Also included is a photocopy of Fox's article "Beliefs and Tales of San Cristobal" (1915).
Background
Charles Elliot Fox was born in Stalbridge, Dorset, England in 1878. He was educated in New Zealand and graduated from the University of New Zealand in 1901. In 1902 he received a degree in theology from St. John's College in Aukland. He joined the staff of the Anglican Melanesian Mission in 1903 and was ordained the same year. During his more than seventy years of service as a missionary and teacher, Fox lived and worked in most of the islands of the Solomon chain, on the Banks, and in the New Hebrides.
Extent
0.6 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS