Item 0491 - Free Burgess and Guild Brother of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen

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ZA COM MR-T-0491

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Free Burgess and Guild Brother of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen

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  • 9 November 1984, presented 9 October 1993 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 20/12/11

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Award admitting and receiving Mr Mandela as a Free Burgess and Guild Brother of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, UK

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White certificate housed in maroon cylinder with silver border accents. Taken out of cylinder for preservation. Certificate has the red, silver, and orange seal of Aberdeen at the top (2 leopards). Certificate text, in red and black reads:
At Aberdeen the Twenty Ninth Day of November in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Four in the presence of the Lord Provost and other members of the City of Aberdeen District Council
Which day
Nelson Mandela
was admitted and received as a
Free Burgess and Guild Brother
of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen
in recognition of the protracted persecution which he has endured and the example which he has set the whole world in his fight for freedom in opposing the evil of apartheid in his native land of South Africa.
Extracted from the City Records and the City Seal hereto affixed
The admission herein recorded was made in the absence of Nelson Mandela and this Burgess Ticket presented to him at Glasgow the ninth day of October in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety Three
Signed by: Chief Executive

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0398

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