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'Mandela '62', photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela's arrest and trial in 1962, 1962-1996

MS. Sampson dep. 114
Held at the Weston Library

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From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '62-'64'. Includes:

  1. (fols. 23-29) photocopies of correspondence between the South African Permanent Representative to the UN, New York, and the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pretoria, regarding appeals by the governments of Ethiopia and Somalia to the UN Secretary-General for the release of Mandela, Aug. 1962, typescript
  2. (fols. 32-34) photocopy of a letter from 'Zami' [Winnie Nomzamo Mandela] to 'Buti' [Xhosa, meaning 'Brother', in this case Oliver Tambo] thanking him and his wife, Adelaide, for their support of Nelson Mandela and referring to suggestions that Winnie should leave South Africa to study abroad, 5 Sep. 1962
  3. (fols. 35-36) photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Adelaide Joseph thanking her and her husband, Paul, [a member of the Indian Congress and a defendant in the Treason Trial], for their support of himself and Winnie and requesting the names and addresses of those who had contributed to his maintenance while in custody, 7 Oct. 1962
  4. (fols. 38-40) photocopies of documents in support of Mandela issued by the 'Free Mandela Committee', Oct. 1962
  5. (fols. 44-54) photocopies of documents from the Foreign Office and the US Department of State relating to the political situation in Southern Africa, 1962, typescript
  6. (fols. 55-57) photocopy of an extract from a draft of a speech by Mandela, in his own hand, to be given at his trial, [1962]
  7. (fols. 72-92) photocopies of press articles relating to Mandela's arrest and trial, 1962-1964
  8. (fols. 93-99) photocopies of press articles concerning the claim that Mandela's arrest in 1962 was a result of information provided by a CIA operative, 1986-1990


  • Creation: 1962-1996


99 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 114

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