Series ZA COM NMOP-2009/11 - Presidential Records: I. Medical Records; II. Personal and Private Correspondence

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Presidential Records: I. Medical Records; II. Personal and Private Correspondence


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I- 5 files, 3 boxes
II- 5 files, 2 boxes

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Civil servant, private secretary. Nelson Mandela's first private secretary during his presidential years. Before that, she worked for the South African Council of Churches, heading its development projects.

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Documents in their original blue and green Presidency folders.

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Zelda la Grange (?)

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I - Mr. Mandela's medical records and assorted correspondence, passed on to the NMF by the Presidency. Consists of medical status reports with test results, correspondence regarding the medical care of the President as well as invoices and statements from several doctors, the state and Medical Aid societies.
April 1990-February 1999

II - Personal and Private correspondence
The business correspondence is mainly regarding requests, media, gifts and some financial records. The correspondence of a private nature deals mainly with family matters and private residences.
April 1994-March 1999

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I-Medical Records is closed

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  • English

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Finding aid available:
I. Medical Records: NMF_LIB-#202122-v1-NMOP_2009_11__-_I___Medical_Records.doc
II. Personal and Private Correspondence: NMF_LIB-#202930-v1-NMOP_2009_11__-_II__Correspondence.doc

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