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Four minute mile congratulations, bulk: Bulk, 1954, 1951-1955

MS. 11527/9
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Congratulations following Bannister's world record, Oxford, England, May 1954. Includes some best wishes telegrams sent before the race, a congratulatory telegraph from running rival John Landy, and a telegram from Edmund Hillary and the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition sent from 'Twenty thousand feet'. Also includes congratulatory and catch-up letters sent to Bannister's parents (1951-1955).


  • Creation: Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1954
  • Creation: Creation: 1951-1955


1 box (1 folder)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/9

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom