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General correspondence and papers (unnumbered), 1945-1955, n.d. [c. 1945-1954]

MS. 11527/27
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General correspondence and papers, including appearance requests sent after Bannister's famous races; a 24 Nov 1952 letter from Czech runner Emil Zátopek; notes on Swedish training methods, n.d.; 1953 letters from friend and four-minute mile pacemaker Chris Chataway; letters from Philip Noel-Baker (the Commandant of the British Olympic Team in 1952 and 1960 Nobel Peace Prize winner) offering encouragement, advice and congratulations about athletic events (1953-1954 et al.); a statement by an American broadcaster during Bannister's post-world-record American tour, 1954; a letter from actor Robert Morley 7 Oct 1954; minutes of meetings of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, 1954-1955. Some letters enclose explanatory notes (on post-its) from Roger Bannister.


  • Creation: 1945-1955, n.d. [c. 1945-1954]


1 box (1 folder)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/27

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom