Education: Mr. Cox

The guest list read something like a combination of Who's Who and Burke's Peerage. E.M. Forster was there; so was Novelist Rose Macaulay and Viscount Jowitt and the Earl of Ilchester. The man they had all come to honor, neither peer nor poet, was known to most of the guests as plain Mr. Cox.

Last week Mr. Cox was Starting his 70th year on the staff of the famed London Library. Though he has become a familiar figure among London's great and near-great, few know where he lives, or what he does after he pads out of the library each evening at...

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