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General correspondence (numbered), 1944-1993

MS. 11527/25
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Comprises letters and papers ordered and numbered by/on behalf of Sir Roger Bannister, with explanatory lists (includes some congratulation letters):

  1. Early letters, papers and clippings including schoolwork and notes on gamesmanship (1940s), 1944-1954 [numbered 1-16]
  2. Early 1950s (post-school) correspondence, papers and clippings, including a letter from Shirley Williams (1953), a photocopy of an original letter (item 15) from a shoe maker/designer, and notes on running methods (item 16), 1949-1955, n.d. [1950s] [numbered 1-42]
  3. Letters post four-minute mile (mainly), including letters about the foundation of the Duke of Edinburgh award and from the mother of missionary Derek Crumpton, 1953-1956 [numbered 1-22]
  4. Letters concerning arrangements for Bannister's knighthood investiture, and retirement as Chairman of the Sports Council, 1974-1975 [numbered 1-3]
  5. General correspondence, including a letter in which Bannister describes his feelings before and during a race and the effect of adrenaline (letter 66, 22 Dec 1953), 1949-1988 (mainly 1950s) [numbered 1-79]
  6. General correspondence, 1954, 1956, 1960-1961, 1993 [numbered 1-18, with one unnumbered, 4 Jan 1964]


  • Creation: 1944-1993


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/25

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom