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'Mandela '64-'82, Robben 2 (External)', photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers, mainly relating to South African politics, the ANC and the campaign to free Mandela, 1965-1998

MS. Sampson dep. 124
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. photocopy of a letter from Oliver Tambo in Lusaka to Ronald Segal, editor of Africa South, concerning his departure from South Africa in 1960, with Segal's help, to establish an office in Ghana following the banning of the ANC, and predicting political violence in South Africa in the 1970s, 25 Mar. 1970, typescript
  2. photocopy of a letter from Mandela to 'Adie' [Adelaide Joseph] relating to family matters and reminiscing about events before his arrest in 1962, 1 Mar. 1975
  3. letter from Alfred Nzo, Secretary-General of the ANC, to Jonas D. Matlou, a member of the ANC, named in the letter as one of the ring-leaders of an anti-ANC faction, the leaders of which the ANC National Executive threatens to expel, 4 Oct. 1975, typescript
  4. transcripts of extracts from letters from [Oliver and Adelaide Tambo], apparently to Mandela, that from Oliver Tambo regarding the expulsion by the ANC of a group of rebel members and the need to elect a successor in office to the late President-General, Albert Luthuli, [c.1975], typescript
  5. photocopies of press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela's sixtieth birthday, 1978
  6. photocopy of a letter from Mandela to [Adelaide Tambo] concerning her own and her husband's health, and asking her to approach David Astor, [former editor of the Observer], and Barbara Castle, [MEP and anti-apartheid activist], with a view to securing a scholarship for his grandniece, 7 Dec. 1980
  7. photocopies of correspondence regarding the award of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to Mandela, including a partial transcript of a letter from Mandela to Lord Provost Michael Kelly concerning the award and the government of South Africa, 1980-1981, typescript


  • Creation: 1965-1998


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 124

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