Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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March 23

On This Day

On this day in1929 Roger Bannister was born. He was the 1st person to run a 4 minute mile on May 6, 1954. He held the record for just 46 days but he had achieved it with minimal training, while practising as a junior doctor.

On this day in 1901 Dame Nellie Melba revealed the secret of her now famous toast which had been created in her honour by the French chef Auguste Escoffier. He created 4 dishes for her.

BANNISTER (Roger, born 1929, First man to run the 4 minute mile in 1954)
Large signed photo inscribed “with best wishes”, showing him crossing the finishing line, 10½” x 8”, no place but Oxford, no date but 6th May 1954
(Dame Nellie, 1867-1931, Australian Soprano)
Fine Autograph letter signed in French with translation to an unnamed correspondent saying that she “will take great pleasure in seeing you again, but up to the 24th of this month I haven't a day free, it's terrifying. I will ask you to come and have dinner one evening after that date but please come and see me in the late evening some day before then ...”, 2 sides 8vo., 30 Great Cumberland Place, no date Translation
30, Great Cumberland Place, W.

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