Item 0513 - Honorary Freeman of the District of Midlothian, Scotland

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-0513

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Honorary Freeman of the District of Midlothian, Scotland

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  • 19 September 1985 (Creation)

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certificate

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

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Award conferring the award of Honorary Freeman of the District of Midlothian, Scotland, upon Mr Mandela from the Midlothian District Council, UK

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White certificate housed in maroon tube with gold bordering. Taken out of tube for preservation. Certificate has blue, gold, green, and red seal of the Midlothian Council near the top right corner. Green, gold, and purple thistle is below the seal. Red seal is affixed to lower left corner of certificate. Certificate text, in red, green, gold, and black, reads:
At Glasgow, on the ninth day of October, Nineteen hundred and ninety-three, the Convener and Councillors of Midlothian District Council together asembled, having on the Nineteenth day of September, Nineteen hundred and eighty-five unanimously so resolved, did this day admit as an
Honorary Freeman
of the District of Midlothian, Scotland
Nelson Mandela
President,
African National Congress
of South Africa
in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the struggle against the denial of human rights, particularly in relation to the system of apartheid in South Africa
Sealed with the common seal of the Dsitrict Council of Midlothian and extracted from the records of the said district
Signed by: Covener, Chief Executive

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0473

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