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Correspondence and papers regarding the commissioning of, and research for, an authorised biography of Mandela by Sampson, and the possible publication of an edition of Mandela's letters, 1995-1998

MS. Sampson dep. 177
Held at the Weston Library

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From bundles entitled 'Mandela Letters' and 'Mandela General (inc AS Letters)'. Includes:

  1. copy letter from Sampson to Mandela requesting his approval for Sampson to undertake the writing of a biography, 30 Sep. 1995, word-processed
  2. letters from Baroness Thatcher [Margaret Thatcher], Baron Healey [Denis Healey] and Baron Barber [Anthony Barber] in response to requests for information from Sampson, Sep. 1996, typescript and manuscript
  3. comments on research sources and on the draft biography by James Sanders, Sampson's research assistant, [c.1997], word-processed


  • Creation: 1995-1998


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 177

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