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, n.d. The Arosi tales have not
been translated. Also included is a photocopy of Fox's article "Beliefs and Tales of San Cristobal" (1915).
Charles Elliot Fox, British missionary in Melanesia, 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.
0.60 linear feet
(2 archives boxes)
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