Scrapbook and other papers of Walter Jarvis

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Scrapbook, photograph and newspaper article relating to Walter Jarvis, British athlete (d 1930s).

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Jarvis, a British middle and long distance runner began his sporting career in 1910 when he started racing for the Silvertown Rubber Works Athletic Club in London (where he worked as a clerk). From 1914 he ran for Woolwich Polytechnic Athletic Club. He won many prizes at all distances from 100 yards to 12 miles and was Essex mile champion in 1920. He came second in the South of Thames cross country championship at Epsom and was Woolwich Polytechnic Athletic Club half-mile champion,both in 1921. He took his own life in the 1930s.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed May 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Special Collections website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ A paper catalogue to file and item level is available in the Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Provenance unknown.