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General correspondence (numbered), 1945-2014, n.d.

MS. 11527/23
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Letters, papers, clippings, printed ephemera and photographs (numbered items 231-354). Includes a photocopy of the covering list prepared by/on behalf of Sir Roger Bannister [the original is in MS. 11527/20].

Includes (item 262) a 16 Nov 1954 letter from Arnold Strode-Jackson, the Olympic 1500 metre gold medal winner in 1912; (item 272) a clipping of a 1961 advertisement using Bannister's image without permission; (item 271) a 1945 photograph of Roger Bannister with his sister Joyce; (item 278) Bannister's 1954 invitation to join the British Empire Games in Vancouver; (item 289) a 12 Apr 1954 letter declining a portrait because of an association with advertising which would compromise Bannister's amateur status; (item 291) the 22 Jun 1952 letter inviting Bannister to compete in the 1952 Olympics; (item 294) Bannister's Helsinki Olympics identity card, 1952; (item 312) the manuscript text of a speech Bannister gave to the Oxford University Athletic Club, 1948; (item 314) a draft training schedule, 1954; (item 324) a 4 Jun 1956 letter from Rosamond Lehmann inviting Bannister to join the Society of Authors; (item 334) a transfer sticker of the Sports Council's logo, n.d. [1970s]; (item 340-341) the outline of speeches or broadcasts on athletic training and the human body for ?the BBC, n.d. [1950s]; (item 345) Bannister's 22 Dec 1953 invitation to join the BBC programme Frankly Speaking; (item 351) a 6 Feb 1958 letter from Bannister's coach Frank Stampfl; (item 352) letters from Norris McWhirter about Bannister's training, including analyses of Bannister's race with John Landy, 1951-1954, n.d.


  • Creation: 1945-2014, n.d.


1 box (1 folder)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/23

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom