Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Other Finding Aids

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Jay Fox papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 2135
Accession No.: 2135-001
Creator: Fox, Jay, 1870-1961 , creator
Title: Jay Fox papers
Date Span: 1909-1970
Quantity: 2.33 cu. ft. (3 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Jay Fox was born in 1870 and died in 1961. Fox edited the "Agitator" and "Discontent, Mother of Progress," published at Home, a utopian colony in Kitsap County, Washington. Cora, his second wife, was Danish and an artist who painted china plates. Cora died in 1966. Edward Padgham was executor of Cora's estate and a long-time friend.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, photo album, writings, ephemera, publications. Primarily personal papers and estate documents of Jay and Cora Fox and Edward Padgham. A small amount of material concerns Home Colony.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Jack Osborne, 6/30/1973

Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Fox, Cora, creator.
Fox, Jay, 1870-1961--Archives.
Padgham, Edward, creator.
Last modified: February 8, 2013
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