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General correspondence (numbered), bulk: Bulk, 1947-1956, 1939-1994

MS. 11527/20
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request

Letters and printed ephemera (numbered items 1-90) with a covering list prepared by/on behalf of Sir Roger Bannister [covering the contents of this box and MSS. 11527/21-23]. Includes letters relating to Bannister's university and medical academic career and sporting, national service and journalism careers. Including (item 20) letters from sports commentator Norris McWhirter (1949-1950, n.d.); (item 42) a letter about lactic acid and sports science received while president of the Oxford University Athletic Club, c. 1948-c. 1949; (item 44) a letter from athlete and commentator Harold Abraham, 22 Mar 1950; (item 67) an author-inscribed copy of the book Why Don't We Learn From History? by B.H. Liddell Hart, 1955; (item 86) a congratulations letter from running rival Wes Santee, 4 Oct 1954; (item 90) correspondence and planning materials for Bannister's book The Schweppes Book of the New Generation (1962).


  • Creation: Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1947-1956
  • Creation: Creation: 1939-1994


1 box (1 folder)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/20

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom