Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Fox, George (1802?-1871)

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FOX, GEORGE (1802?–1871), topographer, a native of Pontefract, Yorkshire, carried on the business of a bookseller and stationer, in partnership with his father, John Fox, in Market Place in that town, and was for some years a member of the corporation. He died at his residence, Friar Wood House, on 23 Aug. 1871, aged 69. He compiled an excellent and now scarce ‘History of Pontefract,’ 8vo, Pontefract, 1827, illustrated with plates from his own drawings.

[Pontefract Advertiser, 26 Aug. 1871; Pontefract Telegraph, 26 Aug. 1871; Boyne's Yorkshire Library, pp. 147–8; Pigot's Directories.]

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