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Congratulatory and sympathy letters and telegrams, 1952, 1954-1955, 1974-1975

MS. 11527/10
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Comprises congratulations following:

  1. Olympic Games, Helsinki, Finland, 1952 (including the invitation to compete from the British Amateur Athletic Board, Jun 1952)
  2. Race against Landy (the 'Miracle Mile') in Vancouver, Canada, 1954 (pre-race best wishes and post-race congratulations)
  3. European Athletics Championships, Berne, Switzerland, 1954 (pre-race best wishes and congratulations post-race)
  4. Commander of the British Empire [CBE] award (single telegram only from Prince Philip), 1955
  5. Congratulations on being awarded a CBE, from Prince Philip, 1955
  6. Retirement from Sports Council, Oct-Nov 1974
  7. Knighthood (and sympathy letters following a car accident), 1975


  • Creation: 1952, 1954-1955, 1974-1975


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/10

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom