Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Statement By Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 (with his handwritten notes) December 9, 2013

Filed under: Ireland — irishelectionliterature @ 10:17 am
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Something fairly unique this…. It is the speech read out by Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 on the occasion of him signing the Book of Freedom. The Freedom of the City of Dublin was conferred on him, in absentia , two years previously. A time that he was under house arrest in South Africa. The Speech has various alterations which were written by Mandela himself. Among the hand written notes the congratulations to the Irish Football team.
Below is the speech (which had been left on the podium after he spoke) and the cover of the envelope that it had been kept in these last twenty three years. A fabulous memento to have.
Many thanks to the sender.
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One Response to “Statement By Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 (with his handwritten notes)”

  1. fleminghway61 Says:

    Reblogged this on The Working Class Heroes and commented:
    Fantastic document containing hand-written notes from Nelson Mandela during his visit to Dublin in 1990.


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