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Fox family papers, 1852

Part of Fox family papers

64m122 Fox family papers, 1852-1995, bulk 1852-1920 64M122 Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 7 December 2011 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-05T10:29-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Fox family papers 64M122 University of Kentucky Special Collections 6.5 Cubic feet 13 boxes, 8 items Bulk, 1852-1920 1852-1995 Fox family Custodial History note Fox, Minnie, and Elizabeth Fox Moore, gifts, 1949 and 1955.Photocopies of letters from Elizabeth Fox Moore to Harriet R. Holman. Holman, Harriet R. Gift, Mar. 31, 1969.Composition book containing lectures on Scriptures, Jan. 7- Feb. 10, 1861. Milligan, Robert. Gift. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The letters from Elizabeth Fox Moore to Harriet R. Holman may not be quoted during Ms. Holman's lifetime without her written permission. Preferred Citation note 64M122: [Identification of item], Fox family papers, 1852-1995, bulk 1852-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note John Fox, Sr. was a schoolteacher in Kentucky. He operated a school, first in Montgomery county, then in Mason county, before moving it to Stony Point, in Bourbon county, where John Fox, Jr. was born in 1862. His son, John, Jr. attended his father's school then Harvard University. He emerged as a prolific Southern writer and novelist, penning such titles as Trail of the Lonesome Pine and Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. He was also a war correspondent for Scribner's magazine in both the Spanish-American War and the Russo-Japanese War. John Fox, Jr. died in 1919. "About John Fox, Jr." The John Fox, Jr. Museum. Lonesome Pines Arts & Crafts, Inc., 2008. Web. 21 Dec. 2011. Scope and Contents note The Fox family papers span the years 1852-1962. The papers covers two main figures in the Fox family, John Fox, Sr. and John Fox, Jr. The papers of John Fox, Sr. include 54 diaries from the years 1857-1912, with the exclusion of 1892, account books for the school and a botanical notebook. Another part of the papers comprises family correspondence, including some letters written by John Sr.'s father, Boaz, and brother, Hiram. The correspondence also encompasses letters from John Jr. to his family, written while he was a war correspondent in the Spanish-American war, and later during the Russo-Japanese war. John Jr. corresponded with many literary figures, including James Lane Allen, Thomas Nelson Page, James Whitcomb Riley, and Robert Burns Wilson. The family correspondence contains their letters as well as several to John Jr. from Theodore Roosevelt. Photocopies of letters from Elizabeth Fox Moore to Harriet R. Holman (then at work on a book about Thomas Nelson Page) concerning John Fox, Jr., Ms. Moore's brother, also make up the family correspondence. A large portion of the papers holds the manuscripts for John Jr.'s novels, articles, and short stories, including two versions each for A Mountain Europa and A Cumberland Vendetta. The final portion of the papers comprises notebooks containing more of Fox's writings, along with biographical materials, a few photographs, scrapbooks on his literary career, class notebooks, lectures and posters. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925 Fox, Boaz. Fox, Hiram. Fox, John William, 1830-1912. Fox, John, 1863-1919 Fox, Oliver Edward, 1866-1955. Fox, Richard Talbott, 1871-1937. Holman, Harriet R., (Harriet Rebecca), 1912- Moore, Elizabeth Fox Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Wilson, Robert Burns, 1850-1916 Education--Kentucky. Kentucky--History. Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905. Spanish-American War, 1898. Teachers--Kentucky. John Fox, Sr. papers I 1857-1912 Scope and Contents note The John Fox, Sr. papers consist of diaries, notebooks, and accounting books of John Fox, Sr. The diaries span from 1857 to 1912, and available as well are copies of the diaries made by Oliver E. Fox. The notebooks comprise a Kentucky University composition book, a botanical book and an address book. The accounting books cover the majority of years from 1837 through 1890. Diaries i 1857-1912 1 1 1857-1859 1 2 1860-1862 1 3 1863-1865 1 4 1866-1868 1 5 1869-1871 1 6 1872-1875 1 7 1876-1878 1 8 1879-1881 1 9 1882-1884 2 1 1885-1887 2 2 1888-1890 2 3 1891, 1893-1894 2 4 1895-1897 2 5 1898-1900 2 6 1901-1903 2 7 1904-1906 2 8 1907-1909 3 1 1910-1912 Photocopies by Oliver E. Fox 3 2 1858-1912 Notebooks ii 1861 Composition Book, Kentucky University 3 3 1861 Botanical Notebook and Address Book 3 6 undated Accounting Books iii 1837-1890 3 4 1837-1856, 1859-1869 3 5 1874-1890 Fox family correspondence II 1852-1920, 1948-1968 Scope and Contents note The Fox family correspondence comprises numerous letters sent from and received by members of the Fox family between 1852 and 1920, including a 1948 letter to John Fox, Jr. from T.R. Roosevelt. Some letters are incomplete or undated. Notable correspondents include James Lane Allen, T.R. Roosevelt, Thomas Nelson Page, and Robert Burns Wilson. The correspondence also incorporates a series of letters beginning June, 1967 from Elizabeth Fox Moore to Harriet R. Holman regarding John Fox, Jr.'s literary career. 4 1 1852-1880 4 2 1881-1884 4 3 1885-1888 4 4 1889-1890 5 1 1891-1893 5 2 1894-1895 5 3 1896-1897 July 5 4 1897 August-1898 5 5 1899-1903 6 1 1904-1910 6 2 1911-1920 James Lane Allen 6 3 1886-1891 T.R. Roosevelt to John Fox, Jr. 6 4 1894-1918, 1948, undated James Lane Allen to John Fox, Jr. and James Fox 6 5 1895-1893 Thomas Nelson Page to John Fox, Jr. 6 6 1891-1910 Robert Burns Wilson to John Fox, Jr. 6 7 1887-1903, undated Incomplete and Undated 6 8 undated Elizabeth Fox Moore to Harriet R. Holman 11 22 1967 June-1967 November, 1968 April Manuscripts III 1886-1920 Scope and Contents note The Manuscripts series contains books, short fiction and articles by John Fox, Jr., the majority of which are undated. This series also holds a short story called "Summer in Arcady" by James Lane Allen. A Mountain Europa 7 1-2 1892 The Kentuckians 7 3 undated Crittenden 7 4 undated A Cumberland Vendetta 8 1-2 undated Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come 8 3 undated The Heart of the Hills, Scribner's Magazine 8 4 1912 April The Heart of the Hills 8 5 undated The Heart of the Hills 9 1-2 undated Erskine Dale, Illustrations and Correspondence 9 3 1919-1920 Erskine Dale 9 4-6 undated "Death Bed Pardon of Becky Day," 3 versions 10 1 undated "A Trick O'Trade" 10 2 undated "The Angel from Viper" 10 3 undated "Passing of Abraham Shivers" 10 4 undated "On Horseback to Kingdom Come" 10 5 undated "Damsel and the Dulcimer" 10 6 undated "Christmas Night with Satan" 10 7 undated "Courtin' on the Cutshin'" 10 8 undated "The Blight in the Hillls" 10 9 undated "The Marquise of Queensbury" 10 10 undated "The Trail of the Saxon" 10 11 undated "Hell for Sartain" 10 12 undated "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" 10 13 undated "Day Senator Mahone Spoke" 10 14 undated "An Intersectional Episode" 10 15 undated "Which Won?" 10 16 undated "The Kentucky Mountaineer" 10 17 undated "Through the Shadows of the Big Black" 10 18 1889 "Happy Valley" 10 19 undated "A Crisis for the Guard" 10 20 undated "The Happenings at the Gap" 10 21 undated "Stories of Some Stories" 10 22 undated "Sermon of Red Trox" 10 23 undated "Battle-Prayer of Parson Small" 10 24 undated "The Auricular Talent of the Hon. Samuel Budd" 10 25 undated "Christmas Eve on Lonesome" 10 26 undated "Compact of Christopher" 10 27 undated "The Lord's Own Level" 10 28 undated "Billy" 10 29 undated "Hom sait qui mal y pense" 10 30 undated "Kentucky Chronology" 10 31 undated "Henry Clay" 10 32 undated Allen, "Summer in Arcady" 10 33 1896 "The Wanderers" 10 34 1886 March 26-1886 May 8 "Aunt Ailsie" 11 1 undated "Through the Gap" 11 2 undated "Courtship of Allaphair" 11 3 undated "Grayson's Baby" 11 4 undated "Message in the Sand" 11 5 undated "Pope of the Big Sandy" 11 6 undated "After Bear in Colorado" 11 7 undated "Down the Kentucky on a Raft" 11 8 undated "Tarpon Fishing at Boca Grande" 11 9 undated "Hotel Four Seasons, Harrogate Term" 11 10 undated "A Hunting Peep into Jackson's Hole" 11 11 undated "How the South was Conquered" 11 12 undated "The Senator's Last Trade" 11 13 undated "Hardships of the Campaign" 11 14 undated "White Slaves of Haicheng" 11 15 undated "On the Dragon's Trail" 11 16 undated Untitled 11 17 undated Scrapbooks, class notebooks, lectures, etc. IV 1870-1971, 1995 Scope and Contents note This series comprises John Fox, Jr.'s notebooks, including class notebooks, notebooks for various literary works and a group of notebooks called "Odds and Ends." Eight scrapbooks on John Fox, Jr.'s family and his literary career also appear in this series, and they contain news materials as well as photographs of John, Jr. and the Fox family. The series also holds John, Jr.'s lectures, posters advertising his literary achievements and Harriet R. Holman's Southern Literary Journal article on him from 1971. Biographical materials for Richard Talbott Fox, writings on Fort Omaha by Oliver E. Fox, a plant record kept by James W. Fox and a 1939 scenic photograph make up the series as well. Scrapbook, "Family and Friends" 1 circa 1870-1919 Scrapbook, "Author and Reader" 2 circa 1890-1911 Scrapbook, "A Cumberland Vendetta" and "A Mountain Europa" 3 1892-1900 Scrapbook, "Crittenden" 4 1897-1901, 1910 Scrapbook, "The Kentuckians" and Other Stories 5 1896-1904 Scrapbook, "Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" 6 1903-1904 Scrapbook, "Following the Sun Flag" 7 1904-1907 Scrapbook, "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" 8 1901, 1905-1912, 1936, 1940 John Fox, Jr., Manchurian Notebooks, 3 volumes 9 7 undated John Fox, Jr., "Play" Notebooks 11 18 undated John Fox, Jr., Notebooks for "Brei Rabbit and Brei Coon in Ole Kentucky" 11 19 undated John Fox, Jr., Notebook 11 20 undated Harriet R. Holman, "John Fox, Jr.: Appraisal and Self-Appraisal," Southern Literary Journal 11 21 1971 John Fox, Jr., Biographical Materials 11 23 1904-1962, 1995, undated John Fox, Jr., General 11 24 1893, 1896, 1900s, undated Scope and Contents note The John Fox, Jr. general folder contains various notes and newspaper clippings. Among the notes, the majority of which are undated, there are lists of "mountain" names, items and expressions. Oliver E. Fox, Materials on Fort Omaha, Nebraska 11 25 1895 Richard Talbott Fox, Biographical Materials 11 26 1940 April, undated John Fox, Jr., Class Notebook: Roman Law I 12 1 1882 February 15-1882 May 31 John Fox, Jr., Class Notebook: Ethics 12 2 1882 October John Fox, Jr., Odds and Ends notebooks, Vol. I and II 12 3 1882 December 16-1885 November 13 John Fox, Jr., Odds and Ends notebooks, Vol. III through VI 12 4 1885 November 17- 1888 February 9 John Fox, Jr., Themes 12 5-6 1883 John Fox, Jr., Lectures 12 7 1901, 1902, 1904, 1910, undated James W. Fox, Plant Record 12 8 1875 April 10-1875 September 4 Photograph 13 1 1939 Poster, "A Cumberland Vendetta" 13 2 1894 Poster, "Christmas Eve on Lonesome" 13 3 circa 1904 Poster, "John Fox, Jr. in the March Metropolitan" 13 4 circa 1906 Poster, "A Knight of the Cumberland" 13 5 circa 1908 Fox family papers