Lovelock, John Edward (Jack), 1910-1949 : Papers
- Lovelock, John Edward, 1910-1949
Diaries and albums of New Zealand middle distance runner and Olympic Gold Medalist at the Berlin Games in 1936.
Small yearly diaries, giving brief details of daily training and activities, cover period 1933-1935. Twenty-five larger volumes of albums containing photos, newspaper clippings, newspaper and periodical articles written by Lovelock for 1924-1948. For the years from late 1931 to the end of 1935 these volumes also include detailed journal accounts of his races, written up and expanded from his briefer diary entries.
Includes volume of clippings concerning Lovelock's visit to New Zealand in Oct-Dec 1936; pamphlet titled `Athletics for Health' by J E Lovelock (1937) and the Official Report of the XIth Olympiad 1936, presented to Lovelock by the British Olympic Association.
Born in New Zealand, educated at Timaru Boys' High School and University of Otago. Lovelock left New Zealand in 1931 as a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University, where he became renowned as an athlete. He retired in 1936 to pursue his medical career, but remained active as a sports writer for various magazines and newspapers.
Quantity: 31 volume(s).
Physical Description: Holographs, printed matter, photographs
Finding Aids: Paper inventory previously available in the reading room was removed on 1 December 2014, as it contained no further information. A copy is available in the staff backfile..
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- 31 volume(s), Diaries, Scrapbooks, Clippings, Pamphlets, Photographs, Manuscripts, Holographs, printed matter, photographs
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