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Correspondence, photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the release of Mandela, his relationship with President de Klerk and the political situation in South Africa, mainly in 1990-1991, c.1990-1998

MS. Sampson dep. 133
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 90-92 (inc. release + Zulus)'. Includes:

  1. faxed text of an article by Sampson for the New York Times Magazine regarding his visit to South Africa in the days leading up to the release of Mandela and his meetings with Mandela, with corrections and additions by Sampson, Feb.-Mar. 1990, typescript
  2. photocopies of correspondence between Anton Harber, co-editor of the Weekly Mail, and David Astor containing news of meetings with Mandela and regarding the possibility of Sampson advising on a new daily newspaper, and a transcript of an interview with Mandela by Harber, Feb.-Mar.1990, manuscript and typescript
  3. 'The Winds of Change', extracts from a diary of Sampson's visit to South Africa at the time of Mandela's release from prison in February 1990, published in the Independent Magazine, 24 Mar. 1990
  4. copy letter from Sampson to Mandela concerning talks with the British government and a possible meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, faxed to Shaun Johnson at the Weekly Mail, Johannesburg, 26 Mar. 1990, typescript
  5. papers relating to visits by Mandela to the Vatican and the United States, and to a visit by President de Klerk to the United States, Jun.-Oct. 1990
  6. faxed copies of an ANC press release and related papers accusing the government of undermining the process for a negotiated settlement, Oct. 1990, typescript
  7. photocopies of papers relating to the ANC National Conference, 2-7 Jul. 1991, including opening and closing addresses by Mandela, 1991
  8. 'Past-postscript' [to Higher Than Hope (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990), a biography of Mandela] by Fatima Meer, relating to the period 1990-1995, [c.1995], typescript


  • Creation: c.1990-1998


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 133

Repository Details

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