Catalogue of the papers of Anthony Sampson, c.1930-2011

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Chrissie Webb and Catherine Parker

2011

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1948-2002
B    Correspondence, 1939-2005
    B.1   Family correspondence, 1939-91
    B.2   Material relating to work in South Africa and Drum magazine, 1951-2004
    B.3   Correspondence, A-Z by correspondent, 1956-2004
    B.4   Correspondence by subject, 1962-2005
C    Material relating to publications, c.1940-2011
    C.1  Books, c.1940-2011
        C.1.1  Papers relating to Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956) and The Treason Cage: The opposition on trial in South Africa (London: Heinemann, 1958), 1955-83
        C.1.2  Material relating to Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962), and later revisions of this work, 1960-2005
        C.1.3  Papers relating to Macmillan: A study in ambiguity (London: Allen Lane, 1967), 1964-8
        C.1.4  Papers relating to The New Europeans: A guide to the workings, institutions and character of contemporary Western Europe (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968), 1968-9
        C.1.5  Papers relating to The Sovereign State: The secret history of ITT (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1973), 1973-5
        C.1.6  Material relating to The Seven Sisters: The great oil companies and the world they made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), 1974-[c.1977]
        C.1.7  Papers relating to The Arms Bazaar: The companies, the dealers, the bribes - from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977), 1976-9
        C.1.8  Papers relating to The Oxford Book of Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985), co-edited with Sally Sampson, 1985-6
        C.1.9  Papers relating to Black and Gold: Tycoons, revolutionaries and apartheid (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987), 1987-9
        C.1.10  Material relating to The Midas Touch: Money, people and power from West to East (London: Hodder & Stoughton/BBC, 1989), 1987-90
        C.1.11  Material relating to The Arms Bazaar in the Nineties: From Krupp to Saddam (Sevenoaks: Coronet, 1991), 1991
        C.1.12  Papers relating to Company Man: The rise and fall of corporate life (London: HarperCollins, 1995), 1993-8
        C.1.13  Material relating to The Scholar Gypsy: The quest for a family secret (London: John Murray, 1997), 1954 and 1987-2006
        C.1.14  Material relating to Mandela: The Authorised Biography (London: HarperCollins, 1999), [c.1940]-2004
        C.1.15  Material relating to The Anatomist: The autobiography of Anthony Sampson (London: Politico's, 2008), 1955-2011
    C.2   Articles, 1955-2005
    C.3   Unpublished material, c.1951-88
D    Research materials, 1950-2005
E    Personal materials, c.1930-2004
F    Photographs, early 1950s-2004
G    Printed papers, c.1960-2003
    G.1  The Sampson Letter, 1984-6
    G.2   Memorabilia, c.1960-2003
H    Papers of Sally Sampson, 2004-11


Papers of Anthony Sampson, c.1930-2011

Abstract:
The papers of Anthony Sampson, writer and journalist (1926-2004)

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 1-261; MSS. Sampson digital 1-72

Extent: 333 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English

Biographical History

Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson was born in Billingham-on-Tees, County Durham, in 1926 and brought up in London. He attended Westminster School as a King's Scholar. On completion of his National Service in the Royal Navy in 1947 he read English at Christ Church, Oxford. On leaving Oxford, and having spent some months working as a printer, he accepted an invitation to Johannesburg, South Africa, from a former fellow student at Oxford, Jim Bailey, founder and owner of a new black magazine, African Drum (later Drum), then in need of a business manager. Within weeks of his arrival in 1951 he found himself the editor. Here he met Trevor Huddleston, then a priest in Sophiatown, and Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and other African National Congress activists as the organisation was preparing for its Defiance Campaign of passive resistance against apartheid. Though he returned to England in 1955, his active links with Drum continued into the 1960s. He maintained his commitment to the anti-apartheid movement and was a frequent visitor to South Africa.

Back in England in 1955, Sampson was appointed to the Observer. The editor, David Astor, had become aware of Drum through his own interest in Africa and had published a piece by Sampson about the magazine in the Observer. In 1955 he also began work on his first book, Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956). He then spent some time in South Africa researching The Treason Cage: The Opposition on Trial In South Africa (London: Heinemann, 1958) concerning the mass arrest and trial of anti-apartheid activists in 1956-7.

For four years in the late 1950s he was the Observer's ‘Pendennis’ columnist. He followed the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, on several trips abroad, including his tour of Africa in early 1960, reporting for the Observer. He was later to write the first biography of Macmillan (Macmillan: A Study in Ambiguity (London: Allen Lane, 1967). He was back in March 1960 to report the Sharpeville shootings of protestors against the pass laws. He returned to South Africa in 1962, by which time the ANC was banned and committed to armed struggle against apartheid. He heard of Mandela’s arrest on his return to London. Again in 1964, at the end of Mandela’s trial, he was there, and was asked by Mandela to advise on his defence speech.

On his return from South Africa in 1955 Sampson had begun to question the values, traditions and institutions that governed life in Britain in the 1950s. The result of this curiosity was Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962), described by Sampson on the original dust-jacket as ‘a book about the workings of Britain – who runs it and how, how they got there, and how they are changing’. The book was hugely popular and Sampson produced another five updated versions between 1965 and 2004.

In 1966 Sampson began research for The New Europeans: A Guide to the Workings, Institutions and Character of Contemporary Western Europe (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968). He was associate professor at the University of Vincennes in 1968–70. The New Europeans was followed by a series of publications on corporations and business. The first of these was The Sovereign State: The Secret History of ITT (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1973). The energy crisis of 1973 inspired an investigation into the big oil companies, published as The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975). He then moved on to the arms dealers, with The Arms Bazaar: The Companies, the Dealers, the Bribes – from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977). The Money Lenders: Bankers in a Dangerous World (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981), Empires of the Sky: The Politics, Contests and Cartels of World Airlines (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1984), Black and Gold: Tycoons, Revolutionaries and Apartheid (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987), The Midas Touch: Money, People and Power from West to East (London: Hodder & Stoughton / BBC, 1989) and Company Man: The Rise and Fall of Corporate Life (London: HarperCollins, 1995) followed.

Sampson was the Observer's chief American correspondent in Washington in 1973-4, reporting on the Watergate scandal and the downfall of Richard Nixon. From 1977 he was a contributing editor to Newsweek. In 1979-80 he acted as Editorial Adviser to the Independent Commission on International Development Issues (‘the Brandt Commission’). In the early 1980s he was closely involved in the founding of the Social Democratic Party, at the invitation of Shirley Williams, one of the ‘Gang of Four’, whom he had known, initially as a journalist, since the 1950s. He joined the signing of the ‘Limehouse declaration’ that created the SDP. Sampson was in total sympathy with the movement, despite the awkwardness of being so closely identified with it as a contributor to the labour-loyal Observer, and also by then as a director of the left-wing New Statesman. He was elected to the party’s national committee.

Sampson clearly felt that the conventional media did not fully serve their audience and, as early as 1959, he made an approach to Christopher Chancellor of Odhams Press, former General Manager of Reuters, with a proposal for a new magazine ‘with an emphasis on intelligent business journalism’. In the early 1980s he explored the possibility of publishing a newsletter. In 1984 he launched The Sampson Letter, ‘a fortnightly report on world politics and finance’, independently financed and aiming to ‘uncover the real forces and issues behind the news . . . and to point to the crucial connections between finance and politics and between different parts of the world’. From 1986 The Sampson Letter was incorporated in a new newsletter, Africa Analysis, which investigated the challenges and transitions facing the continent at that time.

During the renewed wave of resistance inside South Africa to apartheid in the 1980s, and following exchanges between Sampson and Oliver Tambo, President of the ANC in Lusaka, Sampson, David Astor and others formed a committee to facilitate talks between British businessmen, politicians and the ANC. The intention was to bring pressure on Pretoria for reform and to show that the business community accepted that the ANC would be key to political reform in the South Africa of the future. Sampson’s ‘Anatomy’ contacts proved valuable here and he made full use of them. These activities led to further initiatives, in particular an idea of Sampson's for a conference on the future rule of law in South Africa between ANC lawyers and senior legal experts from South Africa which was held at Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, in Oxfordshire, in June 1989. Another initiative was the South African Advanced Education Project which was set up in 1986. David Astor received a message from Oliver Tambo asking if he could help with training for young ANC people who would be needed for positions in government after apartheid. Astor provided money, and further funding came from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, and Shell. When the ANC was unbanned four years later, the need for such training became even more urgent. The British government, the EU and other donors channelled funds through the SAAEP and the British foreign and civil services provided top-level access and lectures for trainees.

In late 1989, banned from South Africa for his criticism of the regime, Sampson applied for a visa and was surprised to be granted one. But South Africa by then wanted the world to know how rapidly the political situation was changing. He found himself in South Africa in February 1990 when Nelson Mandela was released. He met Mandela again then and on a number of subsequent occasions and returned to South Africa in 1994 to report on the first democratic elections and the victory of the ANC. In 1995 he was commissioned to write an authorised biography of Mandela. In 1999, as Mandela retired as President, Mandela: The Authorised Biography (London: HarperCollins, 1999) was published.

Sampson was chairman of the Society of Authors from 1992 to 1994. From 1995 he was a member of the international advisory board of Independent Newspapers (from 1999, Independent News and Media). In 1993 the Observer was sold to the owners of the Guardian, the Scott Trust. Sampson became a trustee, representing the interests of the Observer for three years. This was a traumatic time for the Trust, and the newspaper, during which three editors were dismissed.

Sampson’s research into the life of his grandfather, John Sampson, philologist and Librarian at Liverpool University, was published as The Scholar Gypsy: The Quest for a Family Secret (London: John Murray, 1997). His autobiography, The Anatomist: The autobiography of Anthony Sampson (London: Politico's, 2008), was published posthumously.

Scope and Content

The papers are predominantly an archive of Sampson's professional career as a journalist and writer. They include correspondence, research material for his books, and copies of his articles and other writings. There are letters received from former colleagues and friends in South Africa during the late 1950s and early 1960s, many of which refer to growing political unrest. There are also letters to his parents from his time in South Africa relaying his observations on life and work there. His working papers for Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962) include research material in the form of booklets and press-cuttings, correspondence with his interviewees, notes of meetings and interviews, correspondence with his publisher and his researchers, drafts of the work and reviews in the form of press-cuttings. Among materials relating to the writing of Mandela: The Authorised Biography (London: HarperCollins, 1999) are copies of letters by and concerning Mandela, particularly during the years of his imprisonment, copies of sources from official archives and other repositories in South Africa and elsewhere, records of interviews with Mandela, his colleagues and friends, and copies of press and journal articles.

Arrangement

Sampson's original order has been retained as far as possible.

Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 2008 by Sampson's widow, Sally. Further deposits were received from her in 2010 and 2011. Digital material in the form of two laptop computers received in February 2011 fall outside the scope of this cataloguing project. These materials are closed until reviewed and catalogued.

Restrictions on Access

Material that is restricted is indicated in the catalogue.

Note: We are unable at present to offer access to digital materials (with the shelfmark MS. Sampson digital) in the reading room. We hope to offer full access in the near future.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio reference, if given, eg. MS. Sampson dep. 77, fols. 1-19]

Family names (NCA Rules)

Sampson | family

Personal names (NCA RULES)

Mandela | Nelson Rolihlahla | b.1918 | President of South Africa | alias Madiba
Sampson | Anthony Terrell Seward | 1926-2004 | writer and journalist

Place names (NCA Rules)

South Africa

Subjects (LCSH)

Apartheid -- South Africa
Journalism

A   Diaries, 1948-2002

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 1


Engagement diaries
Date: 1948-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 1
Extent: 45 volumes

Scope and Content:

Comprises diaries for Oct. 1948-Dec. 1949 (Oxford University) and 1956-2002, with gaps.

B   Correspondence, 1939-2005

B.1    Family correspondence, 1939-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 2-9


Letters received by Sampson
Date: 1939-[c.1948]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 2
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘AS letters to 1951’. Includes letters of congratulation from members of his family and friends on securing a scholarship to Westminster School, 1940, and letters from his father, Michael Sampson, during his war service, 1939-40. Mainly manuscript.


‘AS letters, Oxford + Navy (Raleigh, K Alfred)’, letters from Sampson to his parents and grandmother during his time in the Royal Navy and at Oxford University
Date: 1944-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 3
Extent: 103 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘AS letters to 1951’. Mainly manuscript.


‘AS letters Navy (Cuxhaven)’, letters from Sampson to his mother while stationed at Cuxhaven with the Royal Navy, some describing the destruction of Heligoland by the British in April 1947
Date: 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 4
Extent: 95 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘AS letters to 1951’. File includes notes by Sampson regarding the content of the letters, probably compiled for the writing of his autobiography.


'AS letters from S. Africa', letters written by Sampson, mainly to his parents from South Africa
Date: 1951-[c.1957]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 5
Extent: 282 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and typescript.


Letters relating to Sampson’s father, Michael, including one from Carola [Pickering, his mother's sister] regarding support for Sampson’s mother, Phyllis, during his final illness, funeral arrangements and other matters, [1956], and a letter of condolence on his death from Trevor [Huddleston], 22 Nov. [1956]
Date: 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 6
Extent: 6 leaves
Restrictions on Use: Material from this file cannot be copied without prior permission of the depositor.

Correspondence between Anthony Sampson and Sally [Bentlif, later Sampson], during visits by Anthony to the United States and Southern Africa
Date: [c.1964]-70
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 7
Extent: 30 leaves

‘Marriage May 65’, mainly messages of congratulation received by Anthony and Sally Sampson on their marriage
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 8
Extent: 35 leaves

Correspondence with and concerning Sampson's sister, Dorothy, mainly regarding letters received by her from the London Life Association assurance and pensions company following the death of her husband, Peter Meade
Date: 1988-91
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 9
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and typescript.

Restrictions on Use: Material from this file cannot be copied without prior permission of the depositor.

B.2    Material relating to work in South Africa and Drum magazine, 1951-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 10-17; MSS. Sampson digital 1-2


Correspondence and papers relating to Sampson's work on Drum magazine between 1951 and 1954
Date: 1951-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 10
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'AS Letters / 1951-55'. Includes:

  • letters received from Jim Bailey, founder and owner of African Drum (later Drum), reporting progress with establishing the magazine and prospects for employment, Mar.-June 1951
  • telegrams from Bailey inviting Sampson to South Africa as business manager, Mar.-June 1951
  • signed menu from a voyage in the 'Llangibby Castle', 15 July 1951
  • letters received from Robert Harling, typographer, designer and writer, containing comments on the layout and appearance of African Drum and a request by Sampson for a layout artist, 2 Oct. 1951 and 29 June 1954
  • letter received from Michael [Davie], Observer journalist, referring to an article by Sampson about Drum published in the Observer 11 Nov. [1952]

Correspondence concerning Drum magazine and other publications, mainly with Jim Bailey and Tom Hopkinson, editor of Drum
Date: 1955-72
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 11
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Drum (post '55)'. Includes:

  • letters from Jim Bailey reporting the development of Drum, progress with establishing the magazine in West Africa, and reactions to Sampson's Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956) in South Africa, 1955-7
  • correspondence with Tom Hopkinson concerning sales of the magazine, possible contributions to it by Sampson and his observations on its impact in America, 1958
  • proposal by Sampson to Bailey for a monthly 'Drum Report' dealing with 'the changing shape of Panafrica', 1 Aug. 1959
  • correspondence with Bailey concerning the possibility of returning to work for the Drum organisation, 1962
  • correspondence relating to In the Fiery Continent (London: Gollancz, 1962) by Tom Hopkinson, 1962

Letters received from former colleagues and friends in Southern Africa
Date: 1955-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 12
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content:

Bundles entitled ‘Letters Africa 1956-60’ and 'Letters Personal 1956-60'. Includes:

  • letters from Zeke [Ezekiel] Mphahlele, writer and literary editor of Drum, relating to his writing, his move to Nigeria and the publication of his work, 1955-8
  • letters from Todd Matshikiza, Drum journalist and composer, relating to his writing and his music and referring to his intention to leave South Africa, 1957
  • letters from Bettie [du Toit], banned trade unionist, concerning the Treason Trial and reporting demonstrations and unrest in Johannesburg, 1957
  • letter from Wharrie Nelson, Rand Daily Mail journalist, reporting possible changes at the paper and his move to the Star, and referring to the murder of Henry Nxumalo, Drum journalist, 19 Jan. 1957
  • letter from Laurence Gandar, recently appointed Editor of the Rand Daily Mail, regarding his plans for the paper, 14 Jan. 1958
  • letter from Ruth First, journalist, concerning press claims that Heinemann, publisher of Sampson's The Treason Cage, would not distribute the book in South Africa, 13 May 1958
  • letter from Shirley Williams, journalist [later MP and Baroness Williams], describing political events in Ghana, 22 Dec. 1958

‘Nxumalo Fund’, correspondence relating to contributions to the Memorial Fund for Henry Nxumalo, Drum journalist
Date: 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 13
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • letters received by Sampson from contributors to the Fund, Jan.-Feb. 1957
  • letters from Todd Matshikiza acknowledging Sampson's contribution to the Fund and reporting events in Johannesburg and his resignation from Drum, 1957

'Todd', correspondence with and relating to Todd Matshikiza, former Drum journalist and composer, mainly concerning a fund raised in his memory for the support of his family
Date: 1959-[c.1973]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 14
Extent: 74 leaves

'Dave Sibeko', correspondence with and relating to David Sibeko, former Drum journalist and Pan Africanist Congress activist, concerning in particular Sibeko's arrest on a charge of sabotage and money raised for his defence by Sampson
Date: 1963-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 15
Extent: 25 leaves

Press cuttings and papers relating to Jim Bailey, including obituaries
Date: 1982-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 16
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Drum (post '55)'.


Publications, press cuttings, correspondence and other papers relating to Drum magazine and its staff and the media in South Africa
Date: 1957-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 17
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Drum (post '55)'.


'Have You Seen Drum Recently?', video recording of a documentary programme about Drum magazine
Date: 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 1
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 01.20.05 hours

Scope and Content:

A television documentary using photographs from Drum archives to tell the story of the magazine, and of black people in South Africa during the apartheid era in the 1950s. Includes contributions from writers, photographers and musicians. Includes photographs of Anthony Sampson. Written by Richard Benyon. Directed by Jurgen Schadeberg. Produced by Bailey's African Photo Archives in association with The Schadeberg Movie Company. Broadcast on BBC Two in 1988. Video cassette labelled by Sampson, 'DRUM (Jurgen S) Keep'


'No Easy Walk: The Story of South African Jazz [R3]', series of programmes on post-war South African jazz, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, [Jan.-Feb. 1998]
Date: [1998]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 2
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.32.43 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Programmes presented by John Fordham. Comprises:

  • 00.00.00-00.29.48 Programme with contributions from Abdulah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand); Joseph Mogotsi (of 'The Manhattan Brothers'); and Anthony Sampson, who reminisces about his arrival as editor at Drum in 1951, the political climate, his colleague and jazz pianist, Todd Matshikisa, Matshikisa's musical about the boxer, ‘King Kong’, and the Treason Trial; with archive interview from c.1961 with Matshikisa
  • 00.29.49-01.00.04 Programme with contributions from musicians Abdulah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) and Joe Mogotsi talking about the clarinetist and saxophonist, Kippie Moeketsi, the 'Jazz Epistles', the 'Jazz Dazzlers', the influence of Charlie Parker on Moeketsi, and the experiences of Moeketsi and other members of the 'Jazz Epistles' when they travelled to London with the musical ‘King Kong’
  • 01.00.05-01.28.56 Programme focussing on musician Chris McGregor and his bands, 'Brotherhood of Breath' and 'The Blue Notes', with contributions from Joe Boyd, Chris McGregor’s widow, Maxine, and archive interview footage of Chris McGregor himself, talking about musicians Kippie Moeketsi and Dollar Brand and the Johannesburg theatre, Dorkay House

B.3    Correspondence, A-Z by correspondent, 1956-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 18-42


'A'
Date: [c.1972]-99
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 18
Extent: 42 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters from David Astor. Includes:

  • photocopies of correspondence between David Astor and others interested in the future of South Africa, including a letter, 7 Jan. 1987, apparently amended by Sampson, from David Astor to Dr Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, referring to a meeting arranged by Sampson and Astor in June 1986 between African National Congress representatives and businessmen, and educational trusts set up to support training of Africans in government administration, encouraging Kissinger to use his influence to persuade Americans to take a more realistic view of the importance of the ANC and its relations with the South African Communist Party, 1986-7, mainly typescript
  • two letters from Paddy Ashdown, MP, one acknowledging Sampson's permission to quote from his 'new book', [The Essential Anatomy of Britain: Democracy in Crisis (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992)], in a radio broadcast, 8 Dec. 1992, 1992 and n.d. [c.1996], typescript and manuscript
  • letter from David Astor regarding the growth of 'character assassination' in the British press and the distinction between 'assassination' and 'honest attack', 12 Feb. 1993
  • letter from Bronwen Astor, widow of William, Third Viscount Astor, regarding a review by Sampson of Derek Wilson, The Astors, 1763-1992: Landscape with Millionaires (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1993), 22 Apr. 1993 (= Res.)
  • correspondence with David Astor regarding the Observer, 1994-5, typescript and word-processed (= Res.)

'B'
Date: [c.1960]-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 19
Extent: 67 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Lady Violet Bonham Carter concerning an article by Sampson, 'Revelation by Scandal', published in the Observer, July 1963, and a review by Sampson of her book, [Winston Churchill As I Knew Him (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1965)], June 1965, typescript
  • letter from George [HW] Bush acknowledging one from Sampson and commenting on his 'new job' [as Director of Central Intelligence], 23 Dec. 1975, typescript
  • correspondence with Mary Benson, [civil rights campaigner and biographer of Nelson Mandela], regarding the establishing of the Ruth First Memorial Fund, Jan. 1983, typescript
  • correspondence with Jim Bailey regarding Sampson's publications relating to Drum and ideas for publications based on Drum materials, Bailey's thoughts on the future of South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, the award to Bailey of the CBE in 1996, and other matters, 1988-96 and n.d. [c.1983, 1985], typescript, word-processed and manuscript
  • letter from Isaiah Berlin regarding the name and title of [Anastasia de Torby, Lady Zia Wernher], 18 Feb. 1987, typescript
  • correspondence concerning the editing and publication of the work of Charles Bloomberg on the origins and development of Christian nationalism and of the 'Broederbond' [published as Christian Nationalism and the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbond in South Africa, 1918-48 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1989)], 1987-8, word-processed

'C'
Date: 1958-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 20
Extent: 70 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • copy letter from Sampson to Sir Christopher Chancellor, CMG, Odhams Press Ltd, [former General Manager of Reuters], regarding a proposal for a new magazine ‘with an emphasis on intelligent business journalism’, 28 Nov. 1959, typescript
  • letter from James Callaghan [MP], apparently in response to a letter from Sampson at the Observer offering sight of certain material, 4 Dec. 1959, typescript
  • letter from Shirley Conran, [designer and writer], thanking Sampson for sending her one of his books and referring to her own work, [c.1960]
  • letter from Peter W. Rodino, Jr, Chairman of the Congress of the United States, inviting Sampson to be a witness before the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives to set forth his findings and conclusions about major international crude oil concessions, which he had investigated for the writing of The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), 2 Feb. 1976, typescript
  • letter from Susan, [widow of Anthony Crosland, MP], apparently in response to a letter of condolence from Sampson following the death of her husband, 10 May, no year [1977]
  • four letters from David Cornwell (alias John le Carre), including one, [c.1979], concerning the process of writing Smiley's People, and one, 30 Dec. 1991, requesting copies of items relating to Sam[uel] Cummings, [arms dealer], written by Sampson, [c.1979]-92, manuscript and word-processed
  • correspondence with Ron Chernow, Program Officer of The Twentieth Century Fund, concerning proposals for a publication by Sampson for the Fund, 1984-5, typescript
  • letter from Carol O'Brien at Collins Publishers inviting Sampson to write a book on South Africa, 10 Mar. 1989, typescript
  • two letters from John Campbell, [biographer of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher], asking for help, 9 Oct. 1991, with his research, in particular the opportunity to view Heath's home in Salisbury and to see any materials relating to Heath's work on the 'Brandt Commission' [Independent Commission on International Development Issues] held by Sampson, and, 15 Mar. 1995, for advice on previous research on Thatcher's 'use and abuse of patronage', 1991-5, word-processed
  • postcard from John Cleese acknowledging Sampson's agreement to help with writing 'the tycoon character' in his forthcoming film and asking for comments on a script for the BBC relating to the Charter 88 campaign, 26 Aug., no year [c.1995]

'D'
Date: 1956-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 21
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • five letters from Patrick Duncan, political activist and editor of the magazine Contact, regarding Sampson's Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956), plans for Contact and its content, the political situation in South Africa, and other matters, 1956-8
  • correspondence with Olga Deterding regarding her failed bid to acquire the Observer and her hopes of acquiring another newspaper or magazine, 1976, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with Michael [Davie], journalist, following his move to Australia, [c.1979], typescript
  • letters from William M. Dietel, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, regarding meetings on issues relating to South Africa, some involving the ANC, 1985-7, typescript
  • letter from Jonathan Haslam, Deputy Press Secretary, 10 Downing Street, informing Sampson that the Prime Minister has agreed to give an interview and requesting a more detailed outline of the areas Sampson wishes to explore with him, 22 June 1992, word-processed

'E'
Date: 1969-[c.1999]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 22
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Andrew Knight, editor of The Economist, regarding articles referring to allegations of bribery against the Lockheed corporation and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, published in The Economist, 1976
  • letter from Sir Richard O'Brien, Chairman of Trustees, and Professor Richard Layard, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Employment Institute and Charter for Jobs Ltd, inviting Sampson to join the Council of the organisation, established to analyse the causes of unemployment and promote public awareness of the scope for action to tackle it, and related papers, Mar. 1985, typescript
  • letter from Jane [Ewart-Biggs, Baroness Ewart-Biggs], inviting Sampson to join the Council of the non-governmental organisation, SOS Sahel, 17 Feb. 1989
  • letter from Juan Cruz, El Pais journalist, and related papers concerning alleged harrassment of Grupo Prisa, owner of El Pais, by the Spanish government, Mar. 1997

'F'
Date: 1957-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 23
Extent: 57 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Michael Frayn regarding the possibility of employment as a journalist with the Observer, 1957-8, typescript
  • copy letter to Paul Ferris, [writer, and biographer of Dylan Thomas], 4 Jan. 1961, conveying Sampson's impressions of Enrico Mattei, head of the Italian oil company ENI, and Mattei's attitude towards other oil companies, and a letter from Ferris, 17 Jan. 1985, referring to his work on an edition of the letters of Dylan Thomas, 1961-85, typescript
  • letter from Bram Fischer, lawyer, apparently in response to a letter of condolence from Sampson on the death of his wife, Molly, referring to recent 'troubles' in South Africa and describing the treatment of detainees, 28 Aug. 1964, typescript
  • correspondence with William Friedkin at Warner Bros. and others regarding material possibly derived from Sampson's The Arms Bazaar: The Companies, the Dealers, The Bribes - from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977) contained in a comedy film about the international arms trade entitled 'The Deal of the Century' being made by Warner Bros, 1982-3, typescript
  • copy letter from Sir Edward Ford to The Principal Private Secretary, 10 Downing Street, in support of the recommendation of David Astor for an honour, 26 Aug. 1992, typescript (= Res.)

'G'
Date: 1957-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 24
Extent: 62 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • photocopies of two letters to Christopher Gell, writer and anti-apartheid campaigner, mainly regarding the choice of a publisher for a projected book by Gell, and advising him on the content of such a book, 7 Aug. and 14 Sep. 1957, with photocopies from Indian Opinion of two articles by Gell, 1956-7, and a letter from Harold Smith to Sampson regarding a proposed biography of Gell, 25 July 1958, typescript and printed
  • correspondence with Laurence Gandar regarding his appointment as Editor of the Rand Daily Mail and other matters, 1957-8, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with Sir Hugh Greene, Director General of the BBC, regarding quotations by Greene to be used in Sampson's 'next edition' [Anatomy of Britain Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965)], Sept. 1964, typescript
  • letter from John [John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, journalist] commenting on the leadership of the Conservative party following the resignation of Harold Macmillan in 1963, which Sampson had referred to in a 'revised chapter', [possibly for Anatomy of Britain Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965) or Macmillan: A Study in Ambiguity (London: Allen Lane, 1967], 7 Dec. 1964, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from Lord Gladwyn [Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn] to the Literary Editor of the Observer, apparently in response to a review of his memoirs [The Memoirs of Lord Gladwyn (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1972)] by Sampson, and related papers, 1972, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with Katharine (Kay) Graham, [owner of the Washington Post and Newsweek] regarding ‘directional thoughts’ about Newsweek, 1983, possible investors for Sampson's newsletter, [The Sampson Letter], [1985], and other matters, 1983-5, word-processed and typescript
  • correspondence with Sir James Goldsmith regarding an invitation to take part in Sampson's television series on the changing role of money, capitalism and the development of global markets, 1988, and a complaint by Goldsmith about a story that appeared in the Observer, 1995, and other matters, 1988-95, typescript (papers relating to the Observer, 1995 = Res.)
  • letter from Bamber Gascoigne concerning a fundraising appeal for therapy following a stroke for [Professor Sir] John Hale, [historian], and related papers, 4 Oct. 1992
  • letter from Martin Gilbert, [historian], asking Sampson to provide his personal recollections of 8 May 1945 for Gilbert's forthcoming book, The Day the War Ended [(HarperCollins, 1995)], 27 Sept. 1994, word-processed

'H'
Date: 1956-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 25
Extent: 133 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • copy letters to William Heinemann Ltd. concerning the publication of The Treason Cage: The Opposition on Trial in South Africa (London: Heinemann, 1958) and the lack of availability of the book in Johannesburg, 1957-8, typescript
  • correspondence and photocopies of correspondence with Emperor Haile Selassie I and Meba Selassie Alemu, Press Secretary to the Emperor, regarding Anatomy of Britain, Sampson's audience with the Emperor, and a subsequent article by him published in the Observer, 1963-4, typescript and manuscript
  • photocopies of correspondence with Alistair Horne, [writer and historian], regarding serial rights for the Observer to Horne’s ‘The Fall of France’, should it be published, 1965, and two letters from Horne regarding the proof of an obituary by Sampson, 1987, and the second volume of Horne's biography of Harold Macmillan, 1988, 1965-88, typescript and manuscript
  • letter from Richard Hoggart, [Chairman of the Statesman and Nation Publishing Company Ltd.], on behalf of the directors of the New Statesman inviting Sampson to join the Board of Directors, 16 Oct. 1978, typescript
  • correspondence with Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and related papers concerning the publication of articles by him in the Observer, 1980-2, money made available to Humphry Berkeley, [politician], from the International Defence and Aid Fund, of which Huddleston was a trustee, 1982, his disappointment with the British government's inaction on apartheid, his uncertainties about his own future in retirement, 1983, and other matters, 1956-83, typescript and manuscript. Comprises fourteen letters from Huddleston and related papers.
  • letter from Michael Heseltine, MP, in response to a suggestion that he is anti-American, 24 Jan. 1986, typescript
  • three letters from Edward Heath, MP, regarding an edition of Sampson's newsletter, [The Sampson Letter], a copy of The Oxford Book of Ages received as a birthday gift, and other matters, mainly social, 1985-91, typescript
  • letter from Michael Holroyd, [biographer], praising Sampson's writing about his grandfather, John Sampson, and referring to his own research on Augustus John, artist, 24 Nov. 1993, word-processed

'I'
Date: 1986-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 26
Extent: 8 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter from Alexander Chancellor, Editor of The Independent Magazine, thanking Sampson for his excellent columns and welcoming further contributions in the form of feature articles, 21 Feb. 1989, word-processed
  • letter from Michael Ignatieff, [writer, historian and politician], praising Sampson's recent Observer columns and referring to the prospect of taking over the column from him, 10 Jan. 1990

'J'
Date: [c.1970]-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 27
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter from John [?John de St Jorre, author of The Nigerian Civil War (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972)] regarding an agreement with Robin Denniston, publisher, for the publication of his book on the Nigerian Civil War, and other matters, [c.1970], typescript
  • letters from Bill Johnson [?R W Johnson, journalist and historian], regarding responses to a book [?How Long Will South Africa Survive? (Oxford University Press, 1977)], 1977, acknowledging Sampson's help with a lawsuit, 1985, regarding his review of a book by Sampson [?Black and Gold: Tycoons, Revolutionaries and Apartheid (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987], 1987, and relating to other matters, 1977-87, typescript and manuscript
  • letter from Peter Jenkins, [Political Commentator and Policy Editor of the Guardian], advising that he has put Sampson's name forward as a member of the Editorial Board of the Guardian's breakfast television channel, 29 July 1980, typescript
  • letter from Canon Eric James, Director of Christian Action, to Robin [Denniston] and related papers concerning James' research for a biography of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, forwarded to Sampson, 26 Jan. 1995, typescript and manuscript

'K'
Date: 1977-95
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 28
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • copy letter to Elliott Kastner, [film producer], regarding a proposed screenplay by Sampson [possibly based on The Arms Bazaar], 18 Oct. 1977, typescript
  • correspondence with and relating to Erisa Kironde of Book Centre (U) Ltd., Kampala, including a request by Kironde for suggestions from Sampson for addressing the problem of lack of books in Uganda, 1983, and an appeal for financial help for Kironde's children following his death, [c.1987], typescript and manuscript
  • copy fax message to Adnan Khashoggi, [businessman], requesting an interview for a television series about diplomacy and arms control which Sampson is planning, 18 Mar., no year [1991], word-processed

'L'
Date: 1958-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 29
Extent: 423 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter from Christopher Logue, [poet], to Mr. Kilmartin, [Terence Kilmartin, literary editor of the Observer], concerning a verse written by Ken [possibly Kenneth Harris, former Observer 'Pendennis' columnist], about Logue and suggesting a reply in limerick form for the 'Pendennis' column, 10 Nov. 1958, typescript
  • correspondence with and relating to Jerome Levinson regarding Sampson's book, The Arms Bazaar (1977), and a possible documentary film based on the book, a request by Sampson for comments on a draft of a new book [probably The Money Lenders (1981)] and advice on sources, the possible political outcomes of the Falklands War, a proposal by Levinson for a publication about US foreign policy, and other matters, 1977-2004, typescript. (During the period of this correspondence Jerome Levinson was Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the US Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations (1977) and General Counsel, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington (1977-89)).
  • letter from Doris Lessing, [writer], regarding her visit to Vienna to receive the State Prize for European Literature, her encounters with members of the Peace Movement in various European cities, the need for the publication of an article putting forward alternative views to those of that movement, such as those of NuPAG [Nuclear Protection Advisory Group], and inviting Sampson to meet her to discuss the matter, 24 Mar. 1982, typescript
  • correspondence with Magnus Linklater, [editor of the Scotsman], regarding Anatomy of Scotland (Edinburgh: Chambers, 1992) [by Robin Denniston and Magnus Linklater] and Sampson's support for a privacy law, 1992, typescript and manuscript

'M'
Date: 1958-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 30
Extent: 83 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Ezekiel Mphahlele, [writer], regarding his own and Sampson's writing and publications, the political situation in South Africa, and other matters, 1958-60, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with J. Arthur Maimane, [writer and journalist], regarding Maimane's desire to work as a journalist in London, the publication of his work, Sampson's contribution to a BBC 'Omnibus' film about Maimane, and other matters, 1960-84, typescript
  • letter from [former Prime Minister], Harold Macmillan, declining Sampson's request for a talk, 29 Nov. 1963, typescript
  • copy letter from Sampson to Reginald Maudling, MP, [Home Secretary], regarding his decision concerning Rudi Dutschke, [a leader of the German student movement, refused permission to change the basis of his stay in the UK to allow him to study at Cambridge University], 16 Sept. 1970, typescript
  • correspondence with Arnon Milchan, [film producer], and others regarding the plot of a film based on The Arms Bazaar, 1977-8, typescript
  • letter from Bernard Miles regarding a reference by Sampson to the House of Lords, enclosing a copy of a speech delivered by Miles in the House, 22 July 1985 [enclosure not present]
  • two letters from Robert Maclennan, MP, encouraging Sampson to undertake research for a book on corruption of government and the need for constitutional reform, 1993-4, word-processed
  • correspondence with Zola Maseka of Dola Bill Productions, Johannesburg, concerning the granting of film and television rights to Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956) to that company for the making of a film about Henry Nxumalo, Drum journalist, June 1999, word-processed

'N'
Date: 1965-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 31
Extent: 138 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with John Noble regarding criticism of his great grandfather, Andrew Noble, chairman of Armstrong's armaments works [later Armstrong Mitchell & Co., Armstrong Whitworth, and Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd.], in Clive Trebilcock's The Vickers Brothers: Armaments and Enterprise 1854-1914 (London: Europa Publications, 1977), his grandfather, Sir John Noble, chairman of Armstrong Whitworth, Sampson's research on arms and his book The Arms Bazaar: The Companies, the Dealers, The Bribes - from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977), 1977-8, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with Edward Klein, editor, and James Greenfield of the New York Times Magazine concerning possible articles by Sampson for the magazine, 1983-90, typescript
  • letter from Julius K. Nyerere, [President of Tanzania], concerning a correction to a book by Sampson [possibly Empires of the Sky: The Politics, Contests and Cartels of World Airlines (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1984)], 22 Apr. 1985, typescript
  • correspondence with Victor Navasky, editor, and Mark Schapiro of The Nation magazine regarding contributions by Sampson to conferences organised by the magazine, and other matters, 1987-92
  • copy fax to Bob Silvers of the New York Review of Books offering an article about [Nelson] Mandela's personality and outlook, 9 Apr. 1990, typescript

'O'
Date: 1978-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 32
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • three letters from Robert Oakeshott, [journalist], one conveying an invitation from Jo Grimond, [Baron Grimond], to a lunch to be attended by MPs and journalists, at which proposed amendments to the Companies and Finance Bills will be explained, 27 May 1981, and the others referring to his writing and publications, 18 Feb. 1987 and 6 Sept. 2002, manuscript and typescript
  • correspondence with Goran Ohlin, [later UN Assistant Secretary-General], regarding [the International Meeting on Cooperation and Development] at Cancun [in October 1981] and Sampson's The Money Lenders: Bankers in a Dangerous World (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981), Oct.-Nov.1981, typescript
  • letter from Richard O'Keeffe, [writer of television drama], asking for assistance with research into corporate finance for the pilot of a drama commissioned by the BBC, 18 Apr. 1986, word-processed
  • letter from Olusegun Obasanjo, [former Head of State of Nigeria], acknowledging a letter from Sampson and informing him of dates when he will be in London, when he will endeavour to contact Sampson for discussions, 15 Jan. 1986, typescript

'P'
Date: 1956-[c.2000]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 33
Extent: 73 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Sir George Pickering, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, [and Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University, 1956-68, an uncle by marriage of Sampson], regarding the draft of Pickering's work on 'creative illness', Feb.-Mar. 1972, typescript
  • correspondence with Bruce Page relating to his editorship of the ?Sunday Express and the New Statesman, the application of new technology to newspaper production, and other matters, 1977-8, typescript
  • correspondence with Charles Powell, [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister], regarding security arrangements in Britain for Oliver Tambo, a possible honour for David Astor, and other matters, 1989-[91], typescript and manuscript (= Res.)

'Q'
Date: 1984-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 34
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • correspondence with Captain B.M. Quinlan WRAC, of the Directorate of Public Relations (Army) regarding statements about the British Army in The Changing Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982), May 1984, typescript
  • letter from Jonathan Hill of Quiller Consultants objecting to Sampson's description of their client, Mr. Wafic Said, as an arms dealer in an article in the Observer, 22 July 2002, word-processed

'R'
Date: 1956-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 35
Extent: 62 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Robin Renwick, British Ambassador to South Africa, concerning the political situation in South Africa, contacts with the ANC, Oliver Tambo's health, a letter from Sampson regarding a conference on the future rule of law in South Africa to be conveyed to Nelson Mandela, a request by Sampson to the South African Ambassador for an interview with President de Klerk, and other matters, 1989-90 and n.d. [c.1987], typescript and manuscript
  • letter from Jacob Rothschild regarding a correction to an article by Sampson in the Independent referring to a portrait of Rothschild by Lucian Freud, 5 Feb. 1990, typescript
  • letter from William Rodgers, [Baron Rodgers of Quarry Bank], apparently in response to a letter from Sampson on receipt of his peerage, 10 Jan. 1992, typescript with manuscript postscript
  • three letters to Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, regarding the treatment of international news in that paper, its reporting of negotiations, involving Nelson Mandela, with [Muammar] Qhadaffi [otherwise Gaddafi] in connection with the Lockerbie case, and other matters, 1999, 2002 and n.d. [1999], word-processed

'S'
Date: 1959-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 36
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • three letters from Christopher Soames, [British Ambassador to France], thanking Sampson for sending him a copy of The New Europeans and apparently referring to the application by the UK to join the European Economic Community, 1968-70, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence relating to the Laurence Stern Fellowship, [an annual internship for British journalists with the Washington Post, created in 1979 in honour of its national editor, Laurence (Larry) Stern], 1979-80, typescript
  • letter from Amartya Sen, [Drummond Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford], acknowledging a letter from Sampson and thanking him for a 'write-up', 7 June 1985, typescript
  • two letters from Sylvester Stein, [writer and publisher, editor of Drum 1955-8], commenting on the appointment of Andrew Jaspan as editor of the Observer and seeking recommendations for an editor for a newly launched publication, 9 Feb. 1995; thanking Sampson for providing an introduction to Stein's book [Who Killed Mr Drum? (Corvo, 1999)] and referring to interest in Drum and South Africa, 14 July 1999, word-processed
  • correspondence with Professor Hugh Stephenson, Director of the Department of Journalism, City University, London, regarding the possibility of Sampson delivering the [James] Cameron [Memorial] Lecture, 1995, typescript
  • two letters from Ben Shephard, television producer, regarding an outline for a television series based on Sampson's Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956), 1995-6, word-processed
  • letter from Sir Antony Sher, KBE, [actor, writer and director], in appreciation of Sampson's contribution to his research for a play, 27 Apr. 2001, word-processed

'T'
Date: 1958-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 37
Extent: 138 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted.

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter from James Thurber, [writer and cartoonist], enclosing a copy of his letter of introduction for Sampson to William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, 25 Aug. 1958, typescript
  • correspondence with Rev. Timothy Beaumont concerning his plans for the development of the weekly paper, Time and Tide, and the possibility of Sampson undertaking an editorial role, 1960, typescript
  • correspondence with Professor Donald Stuart, Memorial University, Newfoundland, relating to the publication of the work of Can Themba, writer and Drum journalist, 1970, typescript
  • letter from Kenneth Tynan in response to a letter from Sampson concerning a film, [possibly 'Macbeth'], 29 Mar., no year [?1971], typescript
  • postcard from Lionel Trilling, [literary critic and teacher], referring to the 'Committee on Guest Privileges for Distinguished Visitors', 19 Jan. 1975
  • correspondence with Hugh Thomas, [Baron Thomas], regarding the retention of the British Museum's Reading Room as a reading room, the award of his peerage, the postal service, and other matters, 1980-2004, manuscript and typescript
  • letter from Charles Douglas-Home, editor of The Times, regarding reporting of Common Crisis [the Brandt Commission's Common Crisis North-South: Cooperation for World Recovery (MIT Press, 1983)] in that paper, 15 Feb. 1983, typescript
  • three letters from Donald Trelford, [editor of the Observer], responding to Sampson's suggestion of a David Astor Festschrift and to Sampson's account of his [heart] operation, and referring to other matters, 1986-9, typescript
  • letter from Andrew Turnbull, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, regarding an honour for David Astor, 16 Jan. 1991, typescript (= Res.)

'U'
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 38
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with the organisers and sponsors of a JAL [Japan Airlines] Foundation conference on the future of air travel at which Sampson spoke, including Unicorn USA Inc., New York, 1991, typescript


'V'
Date: 1990-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 39
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes faxed copy of a letter from Sir Laurens van der Post, [writer and philosopher], to the editor of the Independent in response to a statement concerning the death of Bram Fischer by Sampson in an article in the Independent Magazine, 29 Mar. 1990, typescript with manuscript annotations by Sampson


'W'
Date: [c.1960]-96
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 40
Extent: 70 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • three letters from Shirley Williams, [later Baroness Williams], regarding the death of her father, the loss of her parliamentary seat and other matters, 1979 and n.d. [c.1960], typescript and manuscript
  • five letters from Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger, regarding her writing and lectures, meetings with Anthony and Sally Sampson and other matters, 1969-83, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence with Per Wastberg, editor in chief of the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter regarding the imprisonment of [Andreas] Shipanga, Namibian politician, meetings with Sampson and other journalists, writers and politicians and other matters, 1977-8, typescript
  • letter from Auberon Waugh, editor of the Literary Review, regarding Sampson's election to the Academy Club [founded by Waugh] and Waugh's plans for the club, 1 Dec. 1989, typescript
  • correspondence with Peter Armstrong of Word Pictures Ltd. regarding the making of a series of films about the arms trade with Sampson for the BBC and Sampson's ideas for other films for television, 1991-2, typescript

'Y'
Date: 1970-[94]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 41
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence and papers relating to the death of Ivan Yates, assistant editor and chief leader writer of the Observer, 1975, typescript and manuscript
  • letter from Hugo Young, [Chairman of the Scott Trust and political columnist for the Guardian], referring to Sampson's reporting from South Africa, circulation figures for the Observer and a lunch appointment with Young, J. Fenby [Jonathan Fenby, editor of the Observer], and P. Preston [Peter Preston, editor of the Guardian], [1994]

'Z'
Date: 1981-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 42
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from Chris [Christopher Zealley, Chairman of the Consumers' Association and of the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC)] concerning PIRC and the relationship between PIRC and the Consumers' Association, 18 Nov. 1981, typescript

B.4    Correspondence by subject, 1962-2005

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 43-61


‘Viking Press’, correspondence with Harper and Brothers (later Harper and Row), Publishers, New York , 1962-72, and The Viking Press, 1974-81, relating to American editions of Sampson's publications, including Anatomy of Britain, 1962-3, The New Europeans, 1964-8 The Seven Sisters, 1974-5, The Arms Bazaar, 1976-7, and The Money Lenders, 1980-1
Date: 1962-81
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 43

‘Betty du Toit’, correspondence relating to the exile of Bettie du Toit, [South African trade unionist], in Tanzania, her right to residence in Britain, and provision of financial and medical support for her
Date: 1963-72
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 44

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from Trevor Huddleston, mainly relating to the possibility of Todd Matshikiza finding work in Tanganyika (now Tanzania), 4 June 1963, and Nadine Gordimer, regarding Bettie du Toit's departure from South Africa, 6 June 1963


‘Scott Trust’, correspondence and other papers relating to Sampson's role as a member of the Scott Trust, owner of Guardian Media Group PLC
Date: 1968, 1993-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 45 (= Res.)
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.

Scope and Content:

Sampson was a member of the Trust from 1993. Includes:

  • 'Memorandum to the Chairman and Members of The Observer Trust', being 'an attempt to define the functions and relationships of the proprietors, directors and executive officers in a newspaper publishing business: to examine the present set-up of The Observer: and to discuss its future development' by D[avid] A[stor], July 1968, typescript
  • minutes of meetings of the Scott Trust, 1993-6, and the Guardian Foundation, 1995
  • correspondence with Hugo Young, Chairman of the Scott Trust, and others regarding the management and direction of the Observer and the appointment and dismissal of editors, 1994-6
  • papers relating to the possible sale of the Observer by Guardian Media Group, 1996

‘SA’, correspondence relating to South Africa
Date: 1969-94
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 46

Scope and Content:

Bundles entitled 'SA / Misc' and 'SA 61-80'. Includes:

  • correspondence relating to a visit to South Africa by Sampson in Feb.-Apr. 1970, including a letter, 25 Feb. 1970, from 'Randolph' [Randolph Vigne, banned Liberal Party activist] containing suggestions for contacts to be made by Sampson during his visit, 1970
  • copy letter from Sampson to Peter Mayer, [CEO, Penguin Books], expressing his concern about the political implications of the publication of a book by Winnie Mandela, 'Part of my Soul', 30 July 1985, word-processed
  • letter from Sir James Spooner, [director of Barclay's Bank], enclosing materials relating to the position of Barclay's Bank in South Africa, 28 Nov. 1985, typescript
  • letters from Bernard Crick, [political theorist], and David Astor regarding a British - South African Conference, 1990-1, word-processed
  • two letters from the Office of the Commonwealth Secretary-General regarding Sampson's membership of the Commonwealth Expert Group on Human Resouce Development for a Post-Apartheid South Africa, 6 Sep. 1990 and 9 Aug. 1991, word-processed

‘Brandt / Correspondence’, correspondence and papers relating to the Independent Commission on International Development Issues ['Brandt Commission'] and Sampson's role as editorial adviser to the Commission
Date: 1978-82
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 47

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence with Goran Ohlin, Executive Secretary to the Commission [later UN Assistant Secretary-General], regarding Sampson's appointment and the writing of the report, 1978-9, manuscript and typescript
  • correspondence with former Prime Minister, Edward Heath, and Kay Graham, owner of the Washington Post and Newsweek, commissioners, regarding the writing of the Commission's Report, 1979, manuscript and typescript

‘New Statesman’, correspondence and papers relating to the management and political position of the New Statesman, including correspondence relating to Sampson’s resignation from the Board of Directors in 1983
Date: 1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 48 (= Res.)
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.

‘Social Democrats / General’, correspondence relating to the founding and development of the Social Democratic Party
Date: 1981-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 49

Scope and Content:

Includes drafts by Sampson of policy statements and press articles, 1982


‘Newsletters’, correspondence between Sampson, David Astor and Michael Young, Director of the Institute of Community Studies, and other papers relating to the possibility of publishing a newsletter
Date: 1981-[c.1984]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 50

‘Denniston’, correspondence with and relating to Robin Denniston, Sampson's school friend and publisher, latterly vicar of Great Tew, Oxfordshire
Date: 1982-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 51

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • correspondence regarding Sampson's dedication of his 'new Anatomy' [The Changing Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982)] to Denniston, Jun. 1982, typescript and manuscript
  • correspondence regarding the editing of Sampson's The Essential Anatomy of Britain: Democracy in Crisis (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992), 1992, typescript, word-processed and manuscript
  • two letters and a note from Denniston regarding the papers of ArchbishopTrevor Huddleston, 1997-2000. Denniston was Huddleston's biographer and literary executor. Huddleston's papers were donated after his death to the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
  • papers relating to research by Denniston into the career of his father, Alastair Denniston, head of the Government Code and Cypher School from 1919 and first Director of Bletchley Park, 2001, typescript

'Lloyds of London', correspondence and papers relating to Sampson's membership of Lloyd's
Date: 1984-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 52 (= Res.)
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.

‘ANC + Bizmen ‘85 – ‘87’, correspondence and other papers mainly relating to meetings in London facilitated by Sampson, David Astor and others between Oliver Tambo, President, and members of the ANC, and businessmen, politicians and journalists
Date: 1985-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 53

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • notes of meetings and talks between Sampson and Oliver Tambo, President of the ANC, 1985-6
  • papers relating to a proposed meeting in Hamburg in March 1986 on the economic future of Southern Africa after apartheid between German, American, British and South African business leaders and the ANC, 1985-6
  • papers relating to an international conference on ‘Children, Repression and the Law in Apartheid South Africa’, in Harare in September 1987, 1987
  • papers relating to a proposed conference on South Africa and rule under law, 1987-8

Correspondence and other papers relating to the Southern African Advanced Education Project
Date: 1986-94
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 54

Scope and Content:

The Southern African Advanced Education Project, of which Sampson was a trustee, was established in 1986 to help build leadership and management skills among South Africans in anticipation of them assuming positions of responsibility in a democratic South Africa


‘Lawyers Conf.’, correspondence and other papers relating to a conference on ‘South Africa and the Rule of Law’ between ANC lawyers and senior legal experts from South Africa, held at Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, 23-25 June 1989
Date: 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 55

Scope and Content:

Sampson made the original proposal for this conference


‘A.D. Peters’, correspondence, mainly with Michael Sissons at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop, Writers’ Agents, relating to publications by Sampson and other matters
Date: 1990-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 56

Scope and Content:

The AD Peters literary agency merged with Fraser and Dunlop in 1989. Includes:

  • 'Proposal for a Dictionary of National Autobiography' by Sampson, apparently sent to Michael Sissons, 30 Apr. 1990, typescript
  • faxed copy of a letter from Michael Sissons to Edward Heath concerning the writing and publication of his memoirs, 23 Aug. 1994, apparently forwarded to Sampson, 15 Sept. 1994, typescript
  • correspondence regarding the choice of a publisher for Sampson's biography of Nelson Mandela, following HarperCollins' failure to publish a book by Chris Patten containing criticism of the Chinese government, 1998, word-processed. Michael Sissons was Patten's literary agent.

‘Society of Authors’, correspondence relating to Sampson's chairmanship of the Society of Authors
Date: 1992-5
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 57

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with Stephen Spender and related papers concerning infringement of Spender's copyright in his autobiography, World Within World (1951), by David Leavitt in his novel, While England Sleeps (1993), 1993


Correspondence with Anthony O'Reilly, Chairman of Independent Newspapers PLC, from 1999, Independent News and Media PLC, and other papers relating to the company and its International Advisory Board, of which Sampson was a member
Date: 1995-2005
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 58 (= Res.)
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.

Scope and Content:

Bundles entitled ‘O’Reilly’ and ‘Indy (SA)’. Includes photocopies of papers relating to items published in South African newspapers of the Independent News and Media PLC group considered inappropriate by the management of the company and the South African government, 2000-1


'Harper Collins', correspondence with staff at HarperCollins Publishers concerning the publication of Company Man and Mandela and other matters
Date: [c.1995]-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 59

‘Jeune Afrique’, correspondence relating to Sampson's collaboration with the Jeune Afrique publishing group, concerning in particular a proposed abridged French version of Mandela: The Authorised Biography
Date: 2002-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 60

Scope and Content:

In French and English


Correspondence relating to Sampson's membership of the Advisory Council of Transparency International (UK)
Date: 2002-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 61

C   Material relating to publications, c.1940-2011

C.1   Books, c.1940-2011

C.1.1   Papers relating to Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956) and The Treason Cage: The opposition on trial in South Africa (London: Heinemann, 1958), 1955-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 62-4


Letters relating to Drum
Date: 1955-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 62

Scope and Content:

Letters from his publisher, Robin Denniston, urging him to proceed with the book, 1955; letters from friends and admirers of the book, 1956-8, including Jim Bailey, Elspeth Huxley and Violet Milner, and a letter from the Dramatic Publishing Company about dramatizing the book, 1958.


Reviews of Drum, The Treason Cage and Drum: An African adventure - and afterwards (London, 1983)
Date: 1956-8 and 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 63

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing reviews of Drum in British, South African and American newspapers, 1956-7; reviews of The Treason Cage in British and foreign newspapers, 1958; press cuttings relating to the death of Henry Nxumalo, Drum journalist, [1957]; two reviews of Drum: An African adventure - and afterwards, 1983; loose press cuttings of unrelated articles by Anthony Sampson, 1958.


'Treason Cage Let[ter]s'
Date: 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 64

Scope and Content:

Draft chapters and suggested amendments from various sources including: suggested alterations to the draft manuscript by Albert Luthuli (typescript); draft chapter on Walter Sisulu, with Sisulu's corrections and a covering letter; manuscript notes on Fatima Meer; two letters from Joe Matthews containing corrections; draft chapter on Lilian Ngoyi and her manuscript corrections; draft chapter on Ismail Meer, with his manuscript corrections; pink autobiographical notes by Ismail Meer; letter from Ruth First, and autobiographical details; Sampson's manuscript notes on Walter Sisulu, Helen Joseph, and Gert Sibande.

C.1.2   Material relating to Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962), and later revisions of this work, 1960-2005

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 65-80; MS. Sampson digital 3

Extent: 8 boxes and 1 vol.

Papers relating to Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962)
Date: 1960-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 65
Extent: 374 leaves
Arrangement:

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-35) research material, including press cuttings, off-prints and notes from interviews
  • (fols. 36-241) correspondence, pre-publication, relating to requests for interviews, interview notes and permission to quote, with (fol. 43) a list of interviewees, and the dates of their interviews, 1960-2, including correspondence with, or notes on:
    • (fols. 44-8) Aitken, William Maxwell, Lord Beaverbrook, 1961
    • (fol. 49) Armstrong, Robert Temple, Principal Private Secretary to the Treasury, 1961
    • (fols. 51-2) Boyle, Edward C.G., retired Rear-Admiral, 1961
    • (fol. 2) Briggs, Asa, historian, 1960
    • (fol. 58) Buchan, Alastair Francis, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, interview notes, 1961
    • (fol. 59) Butler, Richard Austen, Home Secretary, interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 60-1) Carr-Saunders, Alexander, academic administrator, 1961
    • (fols. 64-8) Gascoyne-Cecil, Robert A.J., Lord Salisbury, politician, 1961
    • (fol. 69) Chapman, Ronald Ivelaw, air force officer, interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 70-3) Cotton, Jack, property developer, interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 74-9) Devlin, Patrick Arthur, judge, 1961
    • (fols. 80-1) Douglas, Sholto, Chairman of British European Airways, 1961
    • (fol. 82) Dunnett, James, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, 1961
    • (fols. 83-5) Eccles, David McAdam, Minister of Education, 1961
    • (fol. 87) Fleck, Alexander, retired Chairman of ICI, 1960
    • (fols. 88-92) Franks, Oliver Shewell, Chairman of Lloyds Bank, interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 93-4) Fraser, Lionel, merchant banker, interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 95-100) Fyfe, David Patrick Maxwell, Lord Kilmuir, Lord Chancellor, letter and interview notes, 1961
    • (fol. 101) Gaitskell, Hugh, leader of Labour Party in opposition, interview notes, 1961
    • (fol. 104) Haley, William J., editor of The Times, 1961
    • (fols. 105-8) Hambro, Jocelyn Olaf, Managing Director of Hambros Bank Ltd., letter and interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 109-11) Harcourt, William Edward, director of Morgan Grenfell bank, letter and interview notes, 1960-1
    • (fols. 112-14) Hare, John Hugh, Minister of Labour, 1961
    • (fol. 115) Heath, Edward, Lord Privy Seal, Foreign Office, 1961
    • (fols. 118-19) Heyworth, Geoffrey, retired Chairman of Lever Brothers, 1960
    • (fols. 125-6) Jay, Douglas P.T., politician, 1961
    • (fols. 127-31) John, Caspar, 1st Sea Lord, letter and interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 134-5) Keith, Kenneth Alexander, merchant banker, interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 136-7) Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, Chairman of Lazard Brothers & Co., interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 142-4) Lyttelton, Oliver, Lord Chandos, 1960
    • (fol. 145) Macleod, Iain, politician, 1961
    • (fols. 146-53) Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister, typescript answers, 1961
    • (fol. 154) Makins, Roger, Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, 1961
    • (fols. 155-7) Marquis, Frederick James, Earl of Woolton, politician, 1961
    • (fols. 158-60) Maudling, Reginald, Colonial Secretary, 1961
    • (fols. 161-2) Mills, Percy Herbert, Paymaster-General, 1961
    • (fols. 163-6) Monckton, Walter Turner, director of Midland Bank, letter and interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 167-9) Montagu, David C.S., merchant banker, 1961
    • (fol. 170) Morris, John William, judge, 1961
    • (fols. 171-2) Mountbatten, Louis, Chief of Defence Staff, 1961
    • (fols. 173-4) Pakenham, Francis Augier, Lord Longford, Chairman of the National Bank, interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 175-6) Parker, Hubert Lister, judge, 1961
    • (fols. 179-82) Pike, Thomas Geoffrey, Chief of the Air Staff, interview notes, 1961
    • (fol. 183) Playfair, Edward Wilder, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, 1961
    • (fols. 184-6) Poole, Oliver, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1961-2
    • (fols. 187-8) Powell, Richard R., Permanent Secretary of the Board of Trade, 1961
    • (fol. 189) Profumo, John Dennis, Secretary of State for War, 1961
    • (fols. 190-2) Renwick, Robert Burnham, partner of W. Greenwell & Co., 1961
    • (fol. 193) Trevor-Roper, Hugh, historian, interview notes, 1961
    • (fol. 195) Rowan, Thomas Leslie, finance director at Vickers, 1960
    • (fol. 198) Samuel, Harold, businessman, 1961
    • (fols. 202-3) Smieton, Mary Guillan, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, 1961
    • (fol. 204) Snow, C.P., writer, 1960
    • (fols. 207-9) Strang, William, former Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, 1961
    • (fols. 210-13) Thomson, George Ewart, Chairman of Lloyds, letter and interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 218-19) Todd, Alexander Robertus, chemist, 1961
    • (fol. 220) Trustam, Charles Frederick, retired Chairman of the British Insurance Association, interview notes, 1961
    • (fols. 221-2) Turner, Ronald Mark, Chairman of Mercantile Credit Co. Ltd, interview notes, 1960
    • (fols. 224-9) Warburg, Siegmund George, banker, interview notes and 2 letters, 1960-1
    • (fols. 233-4) Wilson, Harold, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1961
    • (fols. 235-6) Winnifrith, Alfred John Digby, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1961
    • (fols. 239-40) Zuckerman, Solly, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, 1960
  • (fols. 242-373) correspondence, post-publication, containing both praise for the work and notification of errors, 1962-3, including letters from:
    • (fols. 248-9) Bernstein, Sidney Lewis, founder of Granada Television, [?1963]
    • (fol. 252) Chancellor, Christopher John Howard, Chairman of Bowater Paper Corporation, 1962
    • (fols. 254-60) Cole, Margaret, author, 1962-3
    • (fols. 261-5) Crossman, R.H.S., politician, 1962
    • (fol. 282) Huddleston, Trevor, Bishop of Masasi, 1962
    • (fols. 287-91) King, Cecil, Chairman of the Mirror Group, 1962
    • (fols. 292-3) Lane, Allen, publisher, 1962
    • (fols. 295-7) Lusty, Robert Frith, Managing Director of Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1962
    • (fols. 319-20) Pevsner, Nikolaus, architectural historian, 1963
    • (fols. 324-5) Rose, Richard, Professor in Government, University of Manchester, 1962
    • (fols. 335-6) Sunley, Bernard, property developer, 1962
    • (fols. 344-7) Wagner, Anthony Richard, herald, 1962
    • (fols. 350-1) Weiss, Eric, businessman, 1963
    • (fols. 356-9) Wills, John Spencer, Managing Director of British Electric Traction Co. Ltd., 1962
    • (fols. 360-2) Wolfenden, John Frederick, Vice-Chancellor of Reading University, 1962
    • (fols. 363-5) Wootton, Barbara, economist, 1962

Reviews of Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962)
Date: 1962-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 66

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing press cuttings from British and foreign newspapers.


Papers relating to Anatomy of Britain Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965)
Date: 1963-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 67
Extent: 86 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 2-20) research material
  • (fols. 21-83) correspondence relating to interviews and permission to quote, as well as post-publication correspondence from fans and critics, including correspondence with:
    • (fol. 44) Adeane, Michael Edward, courtier, 1964
    • (fols. 65-8) Cole, Margaret, author, 1965
    • (fols. 80-2) Denniston, Robin, publisher, 1966
    • (fols. 24-6) Drayton, Harold Charles Gilbert, financier, letter and interview notes, 1964
    • (fols. 33-5, 40) Helsby, Laurence, Head of the Home Civil Service, 1964
    • (fols. 54, 57, 59-60) Lusty, Robert Frith, Managing Director of Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1965
    • (fol. 53) Macleod, Iain, editor of The Spectator, 1965
    • (fols. 45-6) Ray, Cyril, wine writer, 1964
    • (fol. 55) Shonfield, Andrew Akiba, Director of Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1965
    • (fols. 27-8) Trend, Burke, Cabinet Secretary, 1964
    • (fols. 29-32) Tyzack, John Edward Valentine, Chairman of John Tyzack & Partners Ltd., 1964
    • (fols. 39, 42) Wagner, Anthony Richard, herald, 1964
    • (fols. 36-7, 41, 43) Zuckerman, Solly, chief scientific advisor to the Ministry of Defence, 1964
  • (fols. 84-5) sales figures, 1965-8

Papers relating to The New Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1971)
Date: 1967-79
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 68
Extent: 99 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-30) research material, 1967-70
  • (fols. 31-99) correspondence, 1969-79, with interviewees, fans and critics, including correspondence with:
    • (fols. 52-6) Adeane, Michael Edward, courtier, 1971
    • (fols. 57-9) Cattell, George Harold Bernard, Director General of the National Farmers Union, 1971
    • (fol. 34) Clore, Charles, businessman, 1969
    • (fols. 81-6) Cole, Margaret, author, 1971
    • (fol. 7) Duck, Hywel Ivor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1968
    • (fols. 72-3) Gilmour, Ian, politician, 1971
    • (fols. 63-4) Greenhill, Denis Arthur, Head of the Diplomatic Service, 1971
    • (fols. 78, 80) Grierson, Ronald Hugh, Vice-Chairman of General Electric Co., 1971
    • (fols. 44-8, 61) Mark, Robert, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 1971
    • (fol. 98) McCarthy, Daniel Donal John, diplomat, 1979
    • (fols. 49-51) Poole, Oliver, Chairman of Lazard Brothers, 1971
    • (fols. 31-2) Ray, Cyril, wine writer, [?1968]
    • (fols. 36-41, 74-5, 94-5) Slater, James Derrick, Chairman of Slater Walker Securities Ltd., 1971-2
    • (fols. 87-9, 91) Walker, David Maxwell, Regius Professor of Law, Glasgow University, 1972
    • (fols. 33, 42) Warburg, Siegmund George, banker, 1969-71

Reviews of, Anatomy of Britain (1962), Anatomy of Britain Today (1965) and The New Anatomy of Britain (1971)
Date: 1962-72
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 69

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing British and American press cuttings.


Papers relating to The Changing Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982)
Date: 1972-85
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 70
Extent: 265 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.



Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-120) correspondence relating to interviews, permission to quote, inaccuracies in the text and letters of thanks, including correspondence with:
    • (fols. 11, 37-45) Adeane, George Edward, courtier, letters relating to the Prince of Wales, 1982
    • (fol. 14) Alderson, John Cottingham, Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, 1981
    • (fol. 17) Anderson, William Eric Kinloch, Provost of Eton College, 1981
    • (fols. 63, 71) Benn, Tony, politician, 1982
    • (fols. 93, 100) Botton, Gilbert de, Chairman of Global Asset Management Ltd., 1983
    • (fols. 75, 77) Bullard, Giles Lionel, diplomatist, 1982
    • (fols. 26-36) Charles, Prince of Wales, interview notes, 10 Feb. 1982
    • (fol. 47) Crawford, Frederick William, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, 1982
    • (fols. 111-12) Dalyell, Tam, MP, 1983
    • (fol. 119) Headfort, Thomas Geoffrey Charles Michael Taylour, 6th Marquis of Headfort, 1985
    • (fols. 15-16, 19-22, 25) Hutchings, Warwick, arranging a meeting with the Prince of Wales, 1981-2
    • (fol. 64) King, John Leonard, Chairman of British Airways, 1982
    • (fols. 60, 65, 110) Kissin, Harry, businessman, 1982-3
    • (fols. 113-15) Lyons, John, General Secretary of the Engineers' and Managers' Association, 1984
    • (fols. 69-70) Moore, Denis Grattan, Major-General, 1982
    • (fols. 116-17) [Nyerere, Julius K.], President of Tanzania, letter from his PA, 1985
    • (fol. 53) Prior, James Michael Leathes, politician, 1982
    • (fol. 48) Rae, John Malcolm, Headmaster of Westminster School, 1982
    • (fols. 49, 61) Sissons, Michael, Managing Director of A.D. Peters & Co. Ltd., 1982
    • (fol. 56) Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton, historian, 1982
    • (fols. 89-90, 98) Waldegrave, Geoffrey Noel, 12th Earl Waldegrave, 1983
    • (fol. 105) Whitaker, Benjamin Charles George, Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Sub-Commission, 1983
    • (fol. 106) Wilkinson, Lancelot Patrick, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, 1983
    • (fols. 66-7) Williams, Bernard, Provost of Kings College, Cambridge, 1982
    • (fol. 8) Wilson, Harold, MP [former Prime Minister], 1978
    • (fols. 78-82) Wontner, Hugh, Chairman of the Savoy Group, 1983
  • (fols. 121-265) reviews, comprising press cuttings from British and American publications, 1982-3

Papers relating to The Essential Anatomy of Britain: Democracy in Crisis (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992)
Date: 1984-93
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 71
Extent: 45 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-11) research material, 1984-8
  • (fols. 12-26) letters relating to inaccuracies, 1992-3, including one (fol. 26) from Melvyn Bragg
  • (fols. 27-45) reviews comprising press cuttings from British newspapers, 1992-3

Research material for Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: 1993-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 72

Scope and Content:

Containing press cuttings, including articles by Sampson, copies of documents and manuscript notes by Sampson.


Early draft of part of Who Runs This Place (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: 2002-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 73

Scope and Content:

Comprises draft structure of the book, drafts of chapters relating to Government, and a letter to Roland Philipps, Managing Director of Hodder-Headline, asking if he is interested in publishing an updated 'Anatomy', May 2002. Material is mostly word-processed with some manuscript notes.


Drafts of Who Runs This Place (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 74
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-17) early drafts of sections on the 'City' and 'Pension Funds', 2003, word-processed, with manuscript corrections by Sampson
  • (fols. 18-171) complete draft, 2003, word-processed, annotated throughout with manuscript corrections and notes by Sampson
  • (fols. 172-89) two draft articles, 'Anatomy Revisited: New establishments for old', [?2002], and 'Parliament and Iraq', [Mar. 2003]

Partial final draft of Who Runs This Place (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: [?2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 75

Scope and Content:

Comprises word-processed draft of the second half of the book, with continuous pagination and chapter numbers, 13-22.


Proof of Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2004), photocopy of corrected proof
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 76

Correspondence relating to Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: 2003-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 77
Extent: 213 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-19) correspondence with possible interviewees and contributors, 2003-4
  • (fols. 20-58) correspondence with his researcher, James Sanders, 2003
  • (fols. 59-147) correspondence (letters and printouts of email) with his editor, Peter James, relating to the work in progress, 2003-4; some of the correspondence is copies supplied by Peter James, at the request of Sampson's widow, Sally, in 2006
  • (fols. 148-67) correspondence with Sam Evans, of John Murray, relating to the launch party, 2004
  • (fols. 168-204) post-publication correspondence, 2004, including letters from:
    • (fol. 192) Beloff, Michael, President of Trinity College, Oxford, 2004
    • (fols. 194-7) Branson, Richard, Chairman of Virgin Retail Group, 2004
    • (fol. 169) Spooner, James, accountant, 2004
    • (fols. 174, 177-81) Stothard, Peter Michael, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, 2004
    • (fol. 170) Tomalin, Claire, writer, 2004
    • (fols. 182-5) Wilson, Richard, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 2004
  • (fols. 205-10) correspondence with Mary James relating to his appearance at the Aldeburgh Literary Weekend, 2004

Reviews of Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2004), and research material for the paperback edition
Date: 2003-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 78
Extent: 198 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-82) reviews in the form of press cuttings and publicity by Sampson for the first edition and the paperback
  • (fols. 83-176) research material in the form of press cuttings, print-outs of articles, and emails from his researcher, James Sanders, containing updated information for the paperback edition, 2003-4
  • (fols. 177-87) 'Democracy', manuscript notes for a talk to the RSA Edinburgh
  • (fols. 188-98) manuscript notes for a talk on the changes in Britain between his first Anatomy and his last, [2004]

Reviews of the paperback edition of Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2005)
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 79

Annotated copy of Who Runs This Place? (London: John Murray, 2004)
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 80

Scope and Content:

First edition, annotated by Sampson, with corrections and additions for the paperback edition.


‘Tony’s New Boy Network', video recording of a documentary programme examining appointments to Tony Blair's government and the influence of the establishment in that government, using television clips of a programme or programmes presented by Sampson in the 1960s concerning the government of the time
Date: 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 3
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.52.58 hours

Scope and Content:

Written and presented by Nick Cohen of the Observer. Clips of Sampson relate to his research for Anatomy of Britain and Anatomy of Britain Today . A Juniper production for Channel 4. Video cassette labelled ‘Juniper, Tony’s New Boy Network, TX: 7th May 2000’.

C.1.3   Papers relating to Macmillan: A study in ambiguity (London: Allen Lane, 1967), 1964-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 81-2


Letters and newspaper cuttings
Date: 1964-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 81

Scope and Content:

Letters pre-publication from R.H.S. Crossman, and Harold Macmillan; post-publication letters from various, including Tony Benn and Anthony Lambton; research material in the form of newspaper cuttings.


Reviews
Date: 1966-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 82

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing press cuttings from British and foreign newspapers.

C.1.4   Papers relating to The New Europeans: A guide to the workings, institutions and character of contemporary Western Europe (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968), 1968-9

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 83


Reviews
Date: 1968-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 83

Scope and Content:

Loose press cuttings from British and foreign newspapers, and two pieces of correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

C.1.5   Papers relating to The Sovereign State: The secret history of ITT (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1973), 1973-5

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 84-5


Letters, received before and after publication
Date: 1973-5
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 84

Reviews
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 85

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing press cuttings, and photocopies of the same, from British, American and Irish newspapers.

C.1.6   Material relating to The Seven Sisters: The great oil companies and the world they made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), 1974-[c.1977]

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 86-8; MSS. Sampson digital 4-5


Working papers and correspondence
Date: 1974-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 86

Scope and Content:

Notes of interviews with personnel from the oil industry, and correspondence before and after publication.


Reviews
Date: 1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 87

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook 'Vol I', containing press cuttings and photocopies of the same, from British, American and oil industry publications. Also includes a copy of the publisher's blurb and selected quotations from reviewers.


Reviews
Date: 1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 88

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook 'Vol II', containing press cuttings and photocopies of the same, from foreign publications.


'Shah 1 + 2 Oil + Iran', audio recording of an interview with the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, by Sampson
Date: [c.1976]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 4
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01:23:37 hours

Scope and Content:

Relating to the history of the oil industry in Persia; the long-term viability of OPEC; the price of oil and its effect on the economy; relationship with oil companies (Seven Sisters); and the nationalization of the oil industry in Persia. Interview cut off part-way through.


'Dickson 1 + 2 (Kuwait history)', audio recording of Sampson in conversation with Violet Penelope Dickson, widow of Lieut-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson (1881-1959), chief local representative of the Kuwait Oil Company Ltd
Date: [c.1977]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 5
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time: 01:25:01 hours

Scope and Content:

Relates to her personal recollections of the discovery of oil in Kuwait, the bidding for the rights among oil companies, and changes in lifestyle in Kuwait

C.1.7   Papers relating to The Arms Bazaar: The companies, the dealers, the bribes - from Vickers to Lockheed (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977), 1976-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 89-92


Working papers and letters
Date: 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 89

Scope and Content:

Notes of interviews with arms dealers, including Ray Brown, and with Robin Cook, MP, and investigative correspondence with various people including Robin Cook and Fred Warner.


Reviews
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 90

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook 'Vol I', containing press cuttings, and photocopies of the same, from British and foreign publications.


Reviews
Date: 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 91

Scope and Content:

Scrapbook containing press cuttings, and photocopies of the same, from British and foreign publications.


'Arms Bazaar - Film'
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 92

Scope and Content:

Various rough film scripts and notes for a film based on the arms trade, including photostat copies of two rough film scripts by Sampson, sent with a covering letter to Clay Felker, New York, 1979. Proposal for a film, 'The Deal of the Century', with outline script, and details of cast, director and locations.

C.1.8   Papers relating to The Oxford Book of Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985), co-edited with Sally Sampson, 1985-6

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 93


Reviews
Date: 1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 93

C.1.9   Papers relating to Black and Gold: Tycoons, revolutionaries and apartheid (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987), 1987-9

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 94


Reviews and letters written post-publication
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 94

C.1.10   Material relating to The Midas Touch: Money, people and power from West to East (London: Hodder & Stoughton/BBC, 1989), 1987-90

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 95; MSS. Sampson digital 6-11


Proposal for the six part television series based on the book, correspondence and reviews
Date: 1987-90
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 95

‘The Midas Touch, Episode One: The World Religion’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 6
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.51.53 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at how the rapid movement of money around the world affects ordinary people's lives. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode One: The World Religion, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series director Mick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.


‘The Midas Touch, Episode Two: The Power of the Yen’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 7
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.49.04 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at Japan and asks whether money can replace military force as a way of gaining power. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode Two: The Power of the Yen, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series director Mick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.


‘The Midas Touch, Episode Three: The Quest for Immortality’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 8
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.50.59 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at what the very rich wish to achieve with their money, and their role in the art market. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode Three: The Quest for Immortality, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series director Mick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.


‘The Midas Touch, Episode Four: Two Faces of the Chinese’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 9
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.51.04 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at the different attitudes of Chinese people to money in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode Four: Two Faces of the Chinese, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series director Mick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.


‘The Midas Touch, Episode Five: The High Cost of Debt’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 10
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.50.15 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at the psychology of debt and the consequences for individuals and nations of dependence on debt. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode Five: The High Cost of Debt, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series directorMick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.


‘The Midas Touch, Episode Six: The Price of Greed’, video recording of a television programme from the series written and presented by Sampson
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 11
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.49.25 hours

Scope and Content:

This programme looks at how the gap between rich and poor countries widened in the 1980s, and why the rich must confront the problem of poverty. Video cassette labelled 'The Midas Touch, Episode Six: The Price of Greed, Antelope Films Limited’. Series producer and series director Mick Csáky. An Antelope / Csáky production.

C.1.11   Material relating to The Arms Bazaar in the Nineties: From Krupp to Saddam (Sevenoaks: Coronet, 1991), 1991

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson digital 12


‘The Two-Edged Sword: A Wild and Dream-like Trade', video recording of a documentary programme about the conduct of the arms trade, examining sales to Third World countries and how arms sold to Iraq were later used in the Gulf War, and arguing for greater arms controls
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 12
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 01.03.54 hours

Scope and Content:

A programme written and presented by Sampson, probably arising from his research for The Arms Bazaar in the Nineties. Includes interviews with Sam[uel] Cummings and other arms dealers. A Word Pictures production for BBC Elstree in association with TV Asahi. Video cassette labelled 'The Two Edged Sword 3, A Wild and Dreamlike Trade, VIS Job No: FT000562 30/11/91 Part 1’.

C.1.12   Papers relating to Company Man: The rise and fall of corporate life (London: HarperCollins, 1995), 1993-8

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 96


Letters, reviews and royalty statements
Date: 1993-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 96

Scope and Content:

Letters from the publisher, HarperCollins, 1993, reviews in the form of press cuttings, 1995-6, letters from fans, 1995, and royalty statements, 1997-8.

C.1.13   Material relating to The Scholar Gypsy: The quest for a family secret (London: John Murray, 1997), 1954 and 1987-2006

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 97-105; MS. Sampson digital 13


Research material, mainly correspondence
Date: 1987-96
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 97

Scope and Content:

Also includes some journal entries and notes of meetings.


Research material, mainly copies of archival and published sources, collected
Date: [c.1991]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 98

Scope and Content:

Comprises material relating to John Sampson, including photocopies of his correspondence (arranged alphabetically by correspondent) and an original letter from Kuno Meyer; photocopies of letters to his wife, 'Meg', received after his death; copies of his publications; copy letters relating to him; published material relating to him; articles relating to Augustus John


'The Gypsies and John Sampson', audio recording of a BBC Welsh Regional programme
Date: 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 13
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.26.35 hours

Scope and Content:

Containing contributions from Dora Yates and Augustus John.


Research material entitled, 'Gypsies Current'
Date: 1990-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 99

Scope and Content:

Comprising press cuttings, pamphlets and copies of sections of published books, relating to gypsies in general.


Articles by Anthony Sampson relating to gypsies, and related correspondence
Date: 1992-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 100

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • draft article, 'Gypsies', which was published as, 'The Gypsy Backlash' in the Independent Magazine, 10 Oct. 1992, with letters written in response
  • press cutting of Anthony Sampson, 'Perpetual Motion', review of Angus Fraser, The Gypsies, [1992]
  • draft article, 'Gypsy Museum', and the published version, 'The Decline and Fall of Romany', Observer, 17 Jan. 1993, with one letter written in response
  • draft article, 'Gypsies and the European Court', [Sept. 1995]
  • Anthony Sampson, 'Augustus John's Gypsies', letter published in the Times Literary Supplement, 13 Sept. 1996
  • notes on 'Gypsies and Europe'

Research material and correspondence relating to John Sampson's gypsy caravan
Date: 1996-7 and 2006
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 101

Scope and Content:

Research material on gypsy caravans in general, and correspondence relating to the history of John Sampson's caravan, its purchase by Anthony Sampson and its renovation.


Research material for illustrations for the book, collected
Date: 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 102

Scope and Content:

Includes photocopies and prints of photographs, drawings and paintings of John Sampson and his circle. Also includes family snapshots of John Sampson, and his son, Michael Sampson.


Complete draft entitled, 'The Wild Gypsy Dream / (The Scholar Gypsy) / The Quest for a Family Secret'
Date: [?1991]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 103
Extent: 201 leaves

Scope and Content:

Complete word-processed draft.


Post-publication letters and reviews
Date: 1997-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 104

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • letters written in response to the publication, 1997-2000
  • press cuttings of reviews, 1997

Post-publication research material relating to gypsies in general
Date: 1999-2005
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 105

Scope and Content:

Comprising press cuttings, reports and journals relating to gypsies.

C.1.14   Material relating to Mandela: The Authorised Biography (London: HarperCollins, 1999), [c.1940]-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 106-84; MSS. Sampson digital 14-51


Scope and Content:

These papers contain many modern photocopies of earlier documents and this is stated in the descriptions where applicable. Dates given refer to the dates of original documents, whether they exist in the files as originals or copies


‘Mandela ’18 – ‘40’, research notes by Sampson and photocopies of papers, mainly relating to Mandela’s early life
Date: 1948-[c.1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 106

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '18-'54'. Includes extracts from an autobiography by Mandela, apparently a draft of Long Walk to Freedom (1995), marked 'MPHAHLELE: CH[APTER] 1 FINAL' and 'CH[APTER] 2 FINAL', [c.1995], word-processed


‘Mandela ’41 – ’51, ANC history, pamphlets etc.’, research materials, mainly relating to the ANC
Date: 1949–98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 107

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '18-'54'. Includes:

  • press cuttings from Drum relating to officers of the ANC and other public figures, 1951-6
  • ‘Xuma’s Autobiog’, quotations from Africa, 1954-5, by Dr Alfred Xuma, former President-General of the ANC, [c.1955], typescript
  • ‘A Short History of the African National Congress’ by Rev. James A. Calata, former Secretary-General of the ANC, 1957, typescript
  • ‘History of the ANC (draft for Treason Cage)’ by Sampson, 1957, annotated typescript
  • ‘Mda on YL’, photocopy of a transcript of an interview with Ashby Peter Mda, former President of the ANC Youth League, relating to the League, 1 Jan. 1970, typescript

‘Mandela 5-55 [sic] (Defiance)’, photocopies of press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela and the ANC’s Defiance Campaign of 1952 and other events
Date: 1952-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 108

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • photocopy of 'We Defy', a statement by Mandela of the aims of the Defiance Campaign published in Drum, Aug. 1952
  • photocopy of a partial transcript of an interview by Gail Gerhart, historian, with Tsepo Tiisetso Letlaka, former member of the ANC Youth League, and others regarding the Defiance Campaign and the influence of communism in South Africa, 1968, typescript
  • offprint from the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 14.2 (1996), containing reviews of Long Walk to Freedom. The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Randburg: Macdonald Purnell, 1994), 'Armed and Dangerous': My Undercover Struggle Against Apartheid by Ronnie Kasrils (Oxford: Heinemann Educational, 1993), and Revolutions in My Life by Baruch Hirson (Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1995) in an article entitled 'The Autobiography of Struggle' by Randolph Vigne, historian

Photocopies of Ministry of Justice documents relating to Mandela
Date: 1952-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 109

Scope and Content:

In Afrikaans. Typescript. Mainly police reports concerning Mandela's background and activities, probably compiled following his arrest and trial for his part in the ANC's Defiance Campaign of 1952.


‘Mandela 1955-60’, photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela, political parties, the Freedom Charter approved by the ANC annual conference in 1956 and the Treason Trial of 1956-61
Date: 1953-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 110

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’55–‘61’. Includes:

  • photocopies of articles from the journals Liberation and Fighting Talk, 1953-9, mainly by Mandela
  • photocopies of correspondence between Mandela and the Minister of Justice about his confinement to Johannesburg, 1956, typescript
  • photocopy of an extract from a letter from Albert Luthuli, President of the ANC, to Mary Hooper, [ANC fundraiser,] responding to suggestions that the left-wing stance of the ANC's lawyers, Messrs. Mandela and Tambo, may be unacceptable to potential donors and damaging in a court of law, and relating to other matters, 1956, typescript
  • Counter Attack, the bulletin of the South African Congress of Democrats, 8.6 (Nov.-Dec. 1958)

'MacMillan Wind of Change, Harold Macmillan – Feb 1960 / 'Wind of Change' (+ Verwoerd's Reply)', audio recording of a speech by British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, to the Parliament of South Africa
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 14
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.00.37 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Comprises:

  • 00.00.15-00.01.51 welcome [by the ?President]
  • 00.01.52-00.44.00 speech by Macmillan, praising the beauty of the country and the warmth of the welcome he has received, and referring to economic growth; strong trade links with Britain; South Africa's contribution to both world wars and the Korean war; emerging nation states in Africa ('The wind of change is blowing through this continent') which cannot be ignored and must be accepted; the British Foreign Secretary, Selwyn Lloyd's, speech to the United Nations in Sept. 1959, in which he stated that Britain rejects the notion of racial superiority; isolationism being out of date in the modern world; and all men having the right to reach their full potential. He goes on to say that he is against any consumer boycott against South Africa and would not use this method to try to influence the internal politics of another country. He refers to the strength of the Commonwealth lying in its free association of free states and hopes that they can continue in friendship though their policies differ.
  • 00.44.15-00.58.05 reply by Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa, in defence of their policies

'T.T.1', photocopy of a transcript of the cross-examination of Mandela at the Treason Trial between 3 and 16 Aug. 1960
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 111

Scope and Content:

Typescript. Leaves numbered 15759 – 16200. There are no leaves numbered 15848 or 16126.


'T.T.2', photocopy of a transcript of proceedings relating to the case against Mandela in the Treason Trial in Feb. 1961
Date: 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 112

Scope and Content:

Typescript. Leaves numbered 22476 – 22628. There are no leaves numbered 22506, 22594 or 22605. There are leaves numbered 22528A, 22585A and 22585B. There is a leaf numbered 22615/6


‘Mandela ’60 + ‘61’, photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles, notes by Sampson and other papers relating to Mandela's time in hiding in 1961-2, and other events during 1960-2
Date: 1959-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 113

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’55–‘61’. Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from 'Delie' [Adelaide, wife of Oliver Tambo] to 'Papa' [Oliver Tambo, Deputy President of the ANC] reporting the winding up of the law practice of Mandela and Tambo and conveying family news following Tambo's departure for Ghana to set up an external wing of the ANC, 25 June 1960
  • press cuttings of articles by Sampson relating to British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's visit to South Africa and to the political situation in the country, 1960
  • Anatomy of Apartheid, pamphlet containing articles from The Times, Jan.-Mar. 1960, by 'A Special Correspondent' on its staff, 1960
  • photocopy of a partial transcript of an interview with Oliver Tambo by Judy Coburn regarding the formation of the 'United Front' of the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress in exile in 1960, [c.1965], typescript
  • photocopy of part of a souvenir issue of Dawn, journal of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC, on its 25th anniversary, 1986

‘Mandela ‘62’, photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela's arrest and trial in 1962
Date: 1962-96
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 114

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '62-'64'. Includes:

  • photocopies of correspondence between the South African Permanent Representative to the UN, New York, and the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pretoria, regarding appeals by the governments of Ethiopia and Somalia to the UN Secretary-General for the release of Mandela, Aug. 1962, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from 'Zami' [Winnie Nomzamo Mandela] to 'Buti' [Xhosa, meaning 'Brother', in this case Oliver Tambo] thanking him and his wife, Adelaide, for their support of Nelson Mandela and referring to suggestions that Winnie should leave South Africa to study abroad, 5 Sept. 1962
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Adelaide Joseph thanking her and her husband, Paul, [a member of the Indian Congress and a defendant in the Treason Trial], for their support of himself and Winnie and requesting the names and addresses of those who had contributed to his maintenance while in custody, 7 Oct. 1962
  • photocopies of documents in support of Mandela issued by the 'Free Mandela Committee', Oct. 1962
  • photocopies of documents from the Foreign Office and the US Department of State relating to the political situation in Southern Africa, 1962, typescript
  • photocopy of an extract from a draft of a speech by Mandela, in his own hand, to be given at his trial, [1962]
  • photocopies of press articles concerning the claim that Mandela's arrest in 1962 was a result of information provided by a CIA operative, 1986-90

Photocopies of papers relating to the activities of the ANC and US policy towards South Africa
Date: 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 115

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '62-'64'. Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from 'Zami' [Winnie Mandela] in Swaziland to 'My dearest Friend' [Adelaide, wife of Oliver Tambo] concerning the distribution of ANC funds, reporting a meeting with 'the Boss' [Albert Luthuli, President of the ANC] in which he had complained about his lack of information about ANC activities outside South Africa and advising that all correspondence for Luthuli from Oliver Tambo should come through Winnie, and regarding statements made by [Potlako Kitchener] Leballo, a leader of the PAC, on behalf of Poqo, the armed wing of the party, [c.16 Apr. 1963]
  • photocopies of US Department of State documents relating to US policy towards South Africa, 1963-4, typescript

‘’64’, correspondence and other papers relating to the Rivonia trial of 1963-4 and the conviction of Mandela and his co-accused
Date: 1963-98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 116

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '62-'64'. Includes:

  • photocopies of press and journal articles relating to the trial and its outcome, some by Sampson, 1963-4 and 1966-7
  • copies of affidavits sworn by political prisoners released from Robben Island regarding conditions in the prison, Feb. 1964, typescript
  • 'On Trial For Their Lives, The Accused at Rivonia', the text of a statement delivered by Mary Benson, who had been an administrator of the Treason Trials Defence Fund, and later biographer of Mandela, before the UN Special Committee on the Policies of Apartheid of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, 11 Mar. 1964, typescript
  • copy letter from Mary [Benson], to David [Astor], editor of the Observer, concerning the influence of articles about Mandela and the trial which had appeared in the newspaper, 12 June 1964, typescript
  • letter from George Bizos, a member of Mandela's defence team at the trial, thanking Sampson for his writings and statements in support of those convicted and expressing the hope that 'they will not become forgotten men', 16 June 1964, typescript
  • 'The Accused: Nine Men', comprising brief biographies of the nine accused in the trial, [1964], typescript
  • photocopy of a transcript of an interview by Fran Buntman with Denis Goldberg, one of the accused in the trial, for a Liberty Life Foundation book on Jews involved in anti-apartheid politics, 1995, typescript
  • research notes relating to the trial by Sampson, [c.1997]
  • faxed copies of a ‘statement from the dock’ to be made by Mandela should the death sentence be passed following the trial, [1964], and of a letter from George Bizos to Sampson regarding the statement, 23 Oct. 1998

‘Riv (Brenthurst)’, papers relating to sources in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg, concerning the Rivonia trial
Date: 1963-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 117

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela '62-'64'. Comprises:

  • analysis of a report describing files relating to the prosecution and defence cases, which were apparently passed to the Library by Dr Percy Yutar, prosecutor in the trial, 1996, word-processed
  • photocopies of documents held by the Library, including some used as exhibits at the Rivonia trial, 1963 and n.d. [c.1963]
  • notes taken by Sampson from sources in the Library, [c.1997]

‘The Rivonia Trial (R4) 13.6.98’, audio recording of a programme about events leading to the Rivonia Trial, the trial itself and its aftermath, broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 15
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.00.44 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Contributors include Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg, Joel Joffe, Walter Sisulu, George Bizos, [Lionel] Rusty and Hilda Bernstein and Helen Suzman. Break at 00.45.58 hours, resuming at 00.46.24 hours.


‘The Rivonia Trial, Radio 4. 13th June 1998. Copy from master tape (April ’99)’, audio recording of a programme about events leading to the Rivonia Trial, the trial itself and its aftermath, broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 16
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.01.16 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Contributors include Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg, Joel Joffe, Walter Sisulu, George Bizos, [Lionel] Rusty and Hilda Bernstein and Helen Suzman.


Photocopies of letters sent and received by Mandela, some apparently from Robben Island prison files
Date: 1966-76
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 118

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’64 – ’86, Robben 1 (internal)’. Includes:

  • photocopies of correspondence between Mandela and the Department of Justice concerning the proposed inclusion of his name on a list of office-bearers, members and active supporters of the Communist Party of South Africa, 1966-7, manuscript and typescript
  • photocopies of letters from Mandela to the State Attorney and the Supreme Court concerning an application for the removal of his name from the Roll of Attorneys, 1967-8, typescript
  • photocopies of letters from 'Zami' and 'Nobandla' [Winnie Mandela] to Mandela following the death of his mother, relating to her own imprisonment and containing family news, 1968-72, manuscript and typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Winnie complaining of the late receipt, non-receipt and censorship of her letters to him, 1 June 1972
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to the Minister of Justice concerning Winnie's house arrest, complaining of harrassment by the police and asking for restraint and protection and for the granting of a permit to allow her to acquire a firearm for purposes of self-defence, and requesting a two-hour contact visit, 13 May 1974

Transcripts and photocopies of letters written by Mandela from Robben Island
Date: 1969-80
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 119

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’64 – ’86, Robben 1 (internal)’. Includes:

  • photocopy of a printed transcript of a letter to the Ministry of Justice, Cape Town, asking for the release of political prisoners on Robben Island and, pending a decision on the matter, treatment for them as political prisoners, 22 Apr. 1969
  • photocopy of a transcript of a letter to the Commissioner of Prisons, Pretoria, complaining about conditions in the prison, including assaults on prisoners by staff, Jan 1970, typescript
  • photocopies of transcripts of letters to 'Reggie' [Oliver Tambo] reporting events in the prison and discussions among the prisoners, [c.1978], typescript
  • photocopies of letters to 'Reggie' [Oliver Tambo] and 'Matlala' [Adelaide Tambo], the former regarding an attack on ANC quarters in Mozambique and the reported arrest of a senior Soviet spy, Major Alexei Kolsov, and the latter regarding photographs of the Tambo family sent to Mandela, [1980]
  • photocopies of letters and transcripts of letters of condolence, [c.1978-80], manuscript and typescript
  • photocopies of letters and transcripts of letters of thanks for honours and birthday messages, 1980 and n.d. [c.1978-80], typescript

Photocopies of correspondence and memoranda of the Ministry of Police and of Prisons and the Ministry of Justice and related papers regarding Mandela's conduct and political opinions and other matters
Date: 1970-99
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 120

Scope and Content:

Typescript. In Afrikaans with brief summaries in English by Sampson and 'Stan' [?Stanley Uys, journalist]. From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’64 – ’86, Robben 1 (internal)’


'Robben Island 76-82', papers relating to political prisoners and events on Robben Island
Date: 1971-98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 121

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’64 – ’86, Robben 1 (internal)’

  • partial transcript of a letter from [Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial], to his friend, [Sylvia Neame], describing conditions in the prison, [9 Jan 1971], typescript
  • photocopies of untitled essays by Mandela and Walter Sisulu, [former Secretary-General of the ANC and a fellow prisoner of Mandela], regarding the ‘liberation movement’, [1976], spiral-bound typescript
  • photocopy of 'Summaries of Different Viewpoints' on nationalism and Marxism arising from debates among the political prisoners on Robben Island [by Ahmed Kathrada], with a photocopy of a covering note in Mandela's hand stating that the document is the product of comments made on the original draft by prisoners in his section, and that it has been approved by the H.O. ['High Organ', the ANC ruling body in the prison], [1977]
  • transcript of the first Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture, delivered by Mandela, concerning the life of Bram Fischer, Mandela's defence lawyer at the Treason Trial and the Rivonia trial, 9 June 1995, typescript
  • photocopies of 'Some thoughts on writing the history of political detention in South Africa under the apartheid system' written in 1995 by Jacques Moreillon, former ICRC Delegate-General for Africa, and extracts comprising chapter and section headings from a dissertation by Fran Lisa Buntman, University of Texas at Austin, entitled 'The Politics of Conviction: Political Prisoner Resistance on Robben Island, 1962-1991, and its Implications for South African Politics and Resistance Theory', 1997, both sent to Sampson by Moreillon, 1997, typescript
  • photocopy of extracts from an edition of Shakespeare's works belonging to Sonny Venkatrathnam, a fellow prisoner of Mandela, annotated by prisoners between 1975 and 1977 to indicate their favourite passages, sent to Sampson by Gail Gerhart, 1998

Photocopies of press and journal articles and extracts from other sources relating to prison conditions on Robben Island, including testimony from Mandela and other prisoners, and press cuttings relating to the history of the island and its proposed conversion to a museum
Date: 1964-96
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 122

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela ’64 – ’86, Robben 1 (internal)’


Photocopies of transcripts of statements by Bartholomew Moru Hlapane and Michael Kitso Dingake, ANC activists, concerning their membership and knowledge of the party and of the Communist Party
Date: 1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 123

Scope and Content:

Typescript. Dingake was later a prisoner on Robben Island.


‘Mandela ’64-’82, Robben 2 (External)’, photocopies of correspondence and press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers, mainly relating to South African politics, the ANC and the campaign to free Mandela
Date: 1965-98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 124

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from Oliver Tambo in Lusaka to Ronald Segal, editor of Africa South, concerning his departure from South Africa in 1960, with Segal's help, to establish an office in Ghana following the banning of the ANC, and predicting political violence in South Africa in the 1970s, 25 Mar 1970, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to 'Adie' [Adelaide Joseph] relating to family matters and reminiscing about events before his arrest in 1962, 1 Mar. 1975
  • letter from Alfred Nzo, Secretary-General of the ANC, to Jonas D. Matlou, a member of the ANC, named in the letter as one of the ring-leaders of an anti-ANC faction, the leaders of which the ANC National Executive threatens to expel, 4 Oct. 1975, typescript
  • transcripts of extracts from letters from [Oliver and Adelaide Tambo], apparently to Mandela, that from Oliver Tambo regarding the expulsion by the ANC of a group of rebel members and the need to elect a successor in office to the late President-General, Albert Luthuli, [c.1975], typescript
  • photocopies of press and journal articles and other papers relating to Mandela's sixtieth birthday, 1978
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to [Adelaide Tambo] concerning her own and her husband's health, and asking her to approach David Astor, [former editor of the Observer], and Barbara Castle, [MEP and anti-apartheid activist], with a view to securing a scholarship for his grandniece, 7 Dec. 1980
  • photocopies of correspondence regarding the award of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to Mandela, including a partial transcript of a letter from Mandela to Lord Provost Michael Kelly concerning the award and the government of South Africa, 1980-1, typescript

‘The Day Apartheid Died, BBC Radio 4, June 1997’, audio recording of a programme relating to the Soweto student uprising of 16 June 1976 in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction, broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 17
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.46.51 hours

Scope and Content:

Comprises witness testimony and accounts of the aftermath of the uprising.


'South Africa 1950s-1990s / Extracts from BBC Sound Archive / In connection with June 16 1976 – "The Day Apartheid Died" Radio 4'
Date: [1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 18
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.43.23 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Audio recording of a compilation of interviews, reports, and speeches relating to the apartheid regime and to civil unrest in South Africa, from opponents and supporters of the regime, including part of an interview with Trevor Huddleston, part of a speech by Mandela, part of Harold MacMillan's 'Wind of Change' speech and part of an interview with Peter Hain, June 1997.


‘Mandela, Pollsmoor 82-5 (Internal)’, photocopies and transcripts of letters written by and relating to Mandela, copies of press and journal articles, and other papers relating to Mandela's time in Pollsmoor Prison and South African politics between 1982 and 1986
Date: 1966-[c.1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 125

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela 82-89, Pollsmoor + V Verster’. Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Fatima Meer concerning his health, his daughter, Maki's, education, and other matters, 29 June 1983
  • photocopy of an account of a 'Visit to Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town, Saturday August 18, 1984' by Benjamin Pogrund, editor of the Rand Daily Mail, Sept. 1984, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Ismail Meer concerning the death of Indira Gandhi, 29 Jan. 1985
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to 'Matlala' [Adelaide Tambo] concerning her own health and that of 'Reggie' [Oliver Tambo], the unity of 'the family' [the ANC] and other matters, 25 Feb. 1985
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Fatima Meer concerning his reminiscences about the Transkei, friends, family and the political situation there, and referrring to the breakdown of his marriage to his first wife, Evelyn [Mase], and his relationship with his nephew, Kaiser Matanzima, first President of the independent republic of the Transkei, and other matters, 25 Feb. 1985
  • photocopies of transcripts of extracts from letters from [Ahmed Kathrada] to various correspondents, relating to events in Pollsmoor, his fellow-prisoners and other matters, possibly compiled for publication in Robert Vassen (ed.) Letters from Robben Island: A Selection of Ahmed Kathrada's Prison Correspondence (USA: Michigan State University Press, 1999), 1985, typescript
  • notes taken by Sampson from letters written by Mandela between February 1983 and September 1986, [c.1997]

‘Mandela, Pollsmoor 86-9 (Internal)’, photocopies and transcripts of letters written by and relating to Mandela, copies of press and journal articles, and other papers relating to Mandela's time in Pollsmoor Prison and South African politics between 1984 and 1989
Date: 1984-[c.1998]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 126

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela 82-89, Pollsmoor + V Verster’

  • photocopy of a report of a visit to Mandela by Professor H.W. van der Merwe, Director of the Centre for Intergroup Studies at the University of Cape Town, on 8 Oct. 1984, and related papers, from documents at the University of Cape Town Libraries, 1984, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from 'Dalibunga' [Mandela] to 'Ngubengcuka' [the name of a 19th century king of the Thembu people, used to address Kaiser Matanzima] in response to information that Matanzima has refused to visit Mandela following his refusal of a request for a visit by Matanzima the previous year, and warning Matanzima against using their relationship to involve the ANC in Bantustan politics, 19 May 1986
  • press cuttings and photocopies of press articles relating to statements about 'necklacing', the practice of placing a tyre filled with petrol around a person's neck and setting it alight, made by Winnie Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Alfred Nzo, General Secretary of the ANC, with a letter from Nicholas Bethell, the British Conservative peer who had visited Mandela in 1985, to Sampson asking him to convey to Oliver Tambo Bethell's anxiety about the matter, 1986
  • photocopies of transcripts of extracts from letters from [Ahmed Kathrada] to various correspondents, relating to his relationships with his fellow-prisoners, Mandela's health, and other matters, possibly compiled for publication in Robert Vassen (ed.) Letters from Robben Island: A Selection of Ahmed Kathrada's Prison Correspondence (USA: Michigan State University Press, 1999), 1986-8, typescript
  • papers and photocopies of papers relating to the work of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group on South Africa, set up in 1985 to seek a political settlement, [c.1986-95], printed and typescript
  • notes taken by Sampson from letters written and received by Mandela between 1985 and 1988 held in the ANC archive, [c.1997]
  • notes taken by Sampson from various documents relating to Mandela during the period 1982-97 and drafts of parts of his biography of Mandela, [c.1998], typescript

‘Tambo 1 + 2’, audio recording of a telephone interview with Oliver Tambo by Sampson
Date: [1985]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 19
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.15.51 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Sampson invites Tambo to meet British businessmen and politicians in order to try to influence opinion about the ANC. Tambo comments on the state of emergency and events in South Africa.


‘Tambo / Winnie’, audio recording of telephone interviews with Oliver Tambo and Winnie Mandela by Sampson
Date: [1985]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 20
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.50.01 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment by Tambo on misreporting of ANC statements and policy; the possible use of violence by the ANC against the apartheid government; the prospects of Mandela’s unconditional release. Includes comment by Winnie Mandela on the attitude of the apartheid government; the possibility of Mandela’s unconditional release; Lord Bethel’s visit to Mandela. Tambo interview begins at 00.08.30 hours and ends at 00.37.04 hours. Winnie Mandela interview begins at 37.15.00 hours and ends at 00.48.33 hours.


‘Tambo FPA New York Jan 87. Tambo speech, slight flaw midway, + Questions’, audio recording of proceedings at a Foreign Policy Association lunch [in New York], including a speech by Oliver Tambo
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 21
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.09.17 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'.


'Mandela, V Verster, 88-90’, photocopies and transcripts of letters written by and relating to Mandela, copies of press and journal articles, and other papers relating to Mandela's time in Victor Verster prison and South African politics between 1988 and 1990
Date: 1988-[c.1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 127

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela 82-89, Pollsmoor + V Verster’. Includes:

  • photocopies of minutes of meetings of the National Working Committee of the ANC and other papers held at the Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape, relating to the expected release of political prisoners and the position of the ANC on future actions, 1988-9, typescript
  • copy letter from Sampson to Robin Renwick, British Ambassador in Pretoria, reporting a discussion between Sampson and Thabo Mbeki during which Mbeki expressed concern about the approach of the British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, to the political situation in South Africa, 26 Apr. 1989, amended and addressed to David [?Astor ], 28 Apr. 1989, typescript
  • letter from Jim Bailey to Sampson concerning the forthcoming general elections, 22 June 1989, typescript
  • photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Ismail [Meer] concerning the education of Mandela's son, Makgatho, and his wife, Zondi, 14 Aug. 1989
  • photocopy of an extract from a letter from Mandela to an unnamed recipient regarding the release of political prisoners including Walter Sisulu, [c.Oct. 1989]
  • photocopies of transcripts of extracts from letters from [Ahmed Kathrada] to various correspondents, relating to his fellow-prisoners in Pollsmoor prison, in particular Walter Sisulu, visits to Mandela in Victor Verster prison, and other matters, possibly compiled for publication in Robert Vassen (ed.) Letters from Robben Island: A Selection of Ahmed Kathrada's Prison Correspondence (USA: Michigan State University Press, 1999), 1989, typescript
  • letter from F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa and Leader of the National Party, in response to questions from Sampson concerning 'group rights', tension between de Klerk and Mandela at the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations, the role of the National Party in the Government of National Unity and in opposition, and other matters, 9 Dec. 1996, word-processed

Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings, extracts from publications and other papers relating to the ANC and South African politics
Date: 1980-95
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 128

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 80-89 (External)'. Includes:

  • photocopy of 'Render South Africa Ungovernable', a message of the National Executive Committee of the ANC delivered by Oliver Tambo on 8 Jan. 1985, the 73rd anniversary of the organisation, 1985, printed
  • photocopy of 'House of Commons Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee, Tuesday 29 October 1985', an uncorrected transcript of evidence heard in public from Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki and Aziz Pahad regarding the use of force by the ANC, support for the organisation, sanctions and other matters, 1985, typescript
  • photocopy of a transcript of an interview with Oliver Tambo by Anthony Heard, Editor of the Cape Times, and related papers, 1985, telex and printed
  • items commemorating the 65th anniversary of the South African Communist Party, 1986
  • items commemorating the 75th anniversary of the ANC, 1987

Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to South African politics and economics
Date: 1981-98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 129

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 80-89 (External)'. Includes:

  • Conservative Central Office press release relating to a speech by Edward Heath MP at the opening session of the 'International Political Prospects Conference: Southern Africa in the World', Johannesburg, 31 Aug. 1981
  • 'South Africa: What Bridges Are Left?’, article by Sampson written on his return from a visit to South Africa, Sept. 1985, typescript
  • ‘Notes of SA vist ‘86’, notes by Sampson relating to a visit to South Africa, 1986

Papers relating to contacts between the business community and the ANC
Date: 1985-95
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 130

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 80-89 (External)'. Includes:

  • photocopies of notes of a meeting between South African business leaders and the ANC in Zambia and related papers, Sept. 1985, typescript and printed
  • papers relating to the Business International Conference 'South Africa: Strategic Options for International Companies', held in London on 27 May 1987, at which Sampson was a speaker, 1987, printed

Papers and press cuttings relating to the resignation of Dr. Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, Leader of the Opposition to the South African government
Date: [c.1985-6]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 131

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 80-89 (External)'


‘Sancs 86’, press cuttings relating to economic sanctions against South Africa
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 132

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 80-89 (External)'.


Correspondence, photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the release of Mandela, his relationship with President de Klerk and the political situation in South Africa, mainly in 1990-1
Date: c.1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 133

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 90-92 (inc. release + Zulus)'. Includes:

  • faxed text of an article by Sampson for the New York Times Magazine regarding his visit to South Africa in the days leading up to the release of Mandela and his meetings with Mandela, with corrections and additions by Sampson, Feb.-Mar. 1990, typescript
  • photocopies of correspondence between Anton Harber, co-editor of the Weekly Mail, and David Astor containing news of meetings with Mandela and regarding the possibility of Sampson advising on a new daily newspaper, and a transcript of an interview with Mandela by Harber, Feb.-Mar.1990, manuscript and typescript
  • 'The Winds of Change', extracts from a diary of Sampson's visit to South Africa at the time of Mandela's release from prison in February 1990, published in the Independent Magazine, 24 Mar. 1990
  • copy letter from Sampson to Mandela concerning talks with the British government and a possible meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, faxed to Shaun Johnson at the Weekly Mail, Johannesburg, 26 Mar 1990, typescript
  • papers relating to visits by Mandela to the Vatican and the United States, and to a visit by President de Klerk to the United States, Jun.-Oct. 1990
  • faxed copies of an ANC press release and related papers accusing the government of undermining the process for a negotiated settlement, Oct. 1990, typescript
  • photocopies of papers relating to the ANC National Conference, 2-7 July 1991, including opening and closing addresses by Mandela, 1991
  • 'Past-postscript' [to Higher Than Hope (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990), a biography of Mandela] by Fatima Meer, relating to the period 1990-5, [c.1995], typescript

‘Historic Words 3, Mandela’, audio recording of a programme, ‘Historic Words’, relating to the release of Nelson Mandela, broadcast on the BBC World Service
Date: [c 1995]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 22
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.14.51 hours

Scope and Content:

Includes accounts of the experiences of observers of Mandela’s release, extracts from his first speech, and comments on the speech. Some commentary by Sampson. Programme cut off at 00.13.20 hours


‘Mandela Feb 1990’, audio recording of a speech made by Mandela on his release from prison in Feb. 1990
Date: [1990]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 23
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.29.31 hours

Scope and Content:

Intermittent short breaks in recording. Speech ends at 00.25.25 hours


Video recording of an interview with Mandela shortly after his release, and a film, ‘Robben Island, Our University’
Date: 1988-90
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 24
Format: Digitized from video cassette

Scope and Content:

Video cassettes labelled ‘Mandela Interview 14/2/90’ and ‘Robben Island (Our University)’. Comprises:

  • interview with Mandela by Trevor MacDonald for Channel 4 News, 14 Feb. 1990, Running time 00.05.23 hours
  • 'Robben Island, Our University', a film, directed by Lindy Wilson, of a discussion between Fikile Bam, Neville Alexander and Kwedi Mkalipi, former fellow prisoners of Mandela, about their prison experiences, 1988. Running time 00.53.00 hours

Video recording of part of a televised concert, ['Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa'], held at Wembley Stadium, [16 Apr. 1990]
Date: [1990]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 25
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 02.05.30 hours

Scope and Content:

Mandela, introduced by Trevor Huddleston, makes a speech. Some commentary by Sampson. Video cassette labelled ‘Mandela Concert (Keep)’.


Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to violence in South Africa and the role of Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Minister of Kwazulu and President of the Zulu Inkatha party, in the transition to democracy
Date: 1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 134

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 90-92 (inc. release + Zulus)'. Includes:

  • ‘A Briefing on Dr. M.G. Buthelezi, Inkatha and the Current South African Situation’ with addenda including ‘The 1990 Inkatha Declaration’, July 1990, typescript
  • papers relating to the Centre for Policy Studies conference 'Britain and South Africa' held at the St James' Court Hotel, Buckingham Gate, London, on 17 July 1990, including the text of an address by Buthelezi to that conference, 1990
  • papers relating to South Africa's 'Third Force', elements in the security forces instigating violence for political ends, including press cuttings relating to the trial of former Defence Minister General Magnus Malan and others on charges relating to paramilitary force provided in support of Inkatha in order to undermine the ANC, codenamed 'Operation Marion', 1990-8
  • Agenda for Peace, An Independent Survey of the Violence in South Africa, report by the International Commission of Jurists, June 1992

‘Death of Apartheid, The Third Force', video recording of a documentary programme about violence in communities following the release of Mandela, thought to be controlled by the state for political ends
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 26
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.49.00 hours

Scope and Content:

Video cassette labelled 'Brian Lapping Associates, Death of Apartheid, Programme Two: The Third Force, TX: 21.05.95’. Produced and directed by Stewart Lansley. Participants include Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Cyril Ramaphosa


Papers relating to 'Operation Vula', the ANC's secret military and communications network established in 1988
Date: [c.1995-8]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 135

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 90-92 (inc. release + Zulus)'.


Photocopy of a letter to his children by Clive Menell, Vice-Chairman of Anglo-Vaal mining group, regarding his friendship with Mandela, and related papers
Date: 1995-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 136

Scope and Content:

Word-processed letter. From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 90-92 (inc. release + Zulus)'.


‘CODESA + negotiations’, photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the transition to democracy in South Africa and the Convention for a Democratic South Africa
Date: 1991-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 137

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 92-95 inc. Elections + GNU'.


Papers relating to elections in South Africa in April 1994
Date: 1993-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 138

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 92-95 inc. Elections + GNU'. Includes:

  • Voting for Peace, An independent assessment of the prospects for free and fair elections in South Africa, report by the International Commission of Jurists, Nov. 1993
  • photocopy of a typescript article by Nadine Gordimer regarding the 'Shell House Massacre', the shooting of Zulu demonstrators by guards at ANC headquarters in March 1994, and the earlier killings of ANC members at Sebokeng, near Johannesburg, in July 1990, [1995], and a photocopy of a letter from Mandela to Gordimer, 11 Jul.1995, relating to these events, 1995
  • 'Int W PW Botha Wilderness March 2 1998', partial transcript of an interview with PW Botha, apparently by Sampson, concerning meetings with Mandela, the 1994 elections and related matters, 1998, word-processed

‘Mandela: 13 January, Shell House’, audio recording of an interview with Mandela at Shell House, headquarters of the ANC, by an unnamed interviewer, probably Richard Stengel who collaborated with Mandela on the writing of his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
Date: [?1994]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 27
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.09.56 hours

Scope and Content:

Includes comment on events shortly after his release in 1990, including a visit to his home in Qunu; meetings with Arthur Miller, President Mubarak of Egypt and the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat; his relationship with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi; negotiations with the de Klerk government; his views on Israel and Zionism; the attitude of Western governments to the liberation struggle; his visit to Strasbourg to encourage the maintenance of sanctions against South Africa; his visit to Rome and his audience with the Pope.


Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the Government of National Unity and Mandela's presidency between May 1994 and December 1995
Date: 1994-[c.1995]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 139

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 92-95 inc. Elections + GNU'. Includes:

  • photocopies of papers relating to the 49th National Conference of the ANC, Bloemfontein, December 1994, including 'resolutions on strategy and tactics' and opening and closing addresses to the conference by Mandela, 1994
  • copy letter from Sampson to Nadine [Gordimer] commenting on an article by Gordimer on international investment in South Africa, [c.1995], word-processed

‘Prisoners of Hope: Robben Island Reunion’, video recording of a film of the return to Robben Island of former political prisoners, including Mandela, for a reunion and conference, Feb. 1995
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 28
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.58.32 hours

Scope and Content:

With contributions from former prisoners. Presented by Gcina Mhlope. Produced by Anant Singh and directed by Danny Schechter. Video cassette labelled 'Distant Horizon Ltd, Prisoners of Hope'.


Papers, mainly press cuttings, relating to the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in February 1996 and hearings of the Commission
Date: 1994-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 140

Scope and Content:

Bundle entitled 'Mandela TRC'. Includes:

  • printed 'Public Lecture 5, Apartheid and the Dignity of Personhood', the inaugural commemoration lecture of the Overseas Students Trust, given by The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, DD FKC, at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics, 1 Feb. 1995
  • Order of Service for a service of dedication and blessing of Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, 13 Feb. 1996
  • papers relating to a conference, ‘Evaluating South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, attended by Sampson, at the University of Sussex, 18-19 Sept. 1998, 1998

Papers, mainly press cuttings, relating to colleagues of Mandela and public figures, including Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa, Secretary-General of the ANC, and Joe Slovo, Housing Minister
Date: 1994-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 141

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Colleagues (inc Machel + de Klerk)'. Includes:

  • transcripts of speeches by Mandela at the funeral of Joe Slovo on 15 January 1995, at the launch of Slovo's autobiography on 23 November 1995, and at the unveiling of his tombstone on 4 May 1996, 1995-6, word-processed
  • photocopy of a transcript of a keynote address by Thabo Mbeki to the 'Rainbow '96 Conference', Cape Town, 14 Oct. 1996, word-processed

Papers, mainly press cuttings, relating to former President F.W. de Klerk, in particular his withdrawal of the National Party from the Government of National Unity in May 1996 and his retirement from politics in August 1997
Date: 1995-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 142

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Colleagues (inc Machel + de Klerk)'. Includes a photocopy of the text of a 'Speech by Mr FW de Klerk, former President of SA and Leader of the NP, at the National Press Club, Washington DC, on 13 September 1996', apparently a draft, 1996, word-processed


Press and magazine cuttings and a photocopy of an article from Vogue magazine relating to Graca Machel and her relationship with Mandela
Date: 1995-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 143

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Colleagues (inc Machel + de Klerk)'


Photocopies of press and journal articles and press cuttings mainly relating to hostility between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party, and the June 1996 local elections in Kwazulu Natal
Date: 1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 144

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 96+97 Pres'.


Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the Government of National Unity and Mandela's presidency in 1996, including criticism of his leadership
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 145

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 96+97 Pres'. Includes:

  • photocopy of 'Address by President Nelson Mandela to the Constitutional Assembly on the Occasion of the Adoption of the New Constitution of South Africa: Cape Town - 8 May 1996', and statements by Deputy President F.W. de Klerk and Mandela on the proposed withdrawal of the National Party from the Government of National Unity on 30 June 1996, Cape Town, 9 May 1996, all word-processed, and press and journal articles relating to the adoption of the new constitution, May 1996
  • 'Address by President Nelson Mandela on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the South African Communist Party, Cape Town, 28 July 1996', word-processed
  • photocopy of a transcript of an interview with Deputy President Thabo Mbeki on South Africa’s progress, from the Pretoria News, 11 Sept. 1996, word-processed
  • photocopy of 'African National Congress: Half-Term Performance Review, Released: 10 November 1996', word-processed
  • photocopy of 'Speech by President Nelson Mandela at the Signing of the Constitution, Sharpeville, Vereeniging, 10 December 1996', word-processed

Papers relating to the state visit of President Mandela to the UK in July 1996
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 146

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela 96 + 97, UK visit + Mafikeng’. Includes:

  • correspondence between Sampson and the South African High Commission concerning the programme for the state visit and proposed meetings between Mandela and his ministers and representatives from business, the City and the media, Mar.-July 1996, word-processed
  • 'Draft paragraphs for President's Speech at Guildhall' by Sampson, [c.June 1996], word-processed
  • printed 'Speeches Delivered on the Occasion of the Visit by The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela, to the Palace of Westminster, Thursday, 11th July 1996, signed and dated 12 July by Mandela, and photocopies of transcripts of other speeches made by him during his visit, 9-11 July 1996, word-processed
  • press cuttings relating to the visit, 3-13 July 1996 and n.d. [c.July 1996]
  • photocopy of a public affairs and communications programme for the South African High Commission by Shandwick Consultants Ltd, 15 Nov. 1996, word-processed

‘Holom ‘96’, press cuttings and a journal article relating to accusations of corruption made by Bantu Holomisa, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, against Sol Kerzner, casino owner, and the ANC, Holomisa's dismissal and attempts to discipline him, and the possibility of Holomisa forming a new political party
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 147

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 96+97 Pres'.


Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers relating to the Government of National Unity and Mandela's presidency in 1997
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 148

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 96+97 Pres'. Includes:

  • printed 'Minutes of Proceedings of Joint Sitting' of the first session of the second parliament, 7 Feb. 1997, consisting of the President's address to Parliament, 1997
  • photocopy of 'The Government of National Unity Mid-Term Report to the Nation', Feb. 1997, word-processed
  • photocopy of text as provided by the Department of Finance of the budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel to the National Assembly, Cape Town, 12 Mar. 1997, word-processed
  • photocopy of a Ministry of Finance media statement regarding exchange control liberalisation, 25 Jun. 1997, word-processed

Press cuttings and a photocopy of a journal article relating to Mandela's visit to Libya and his meeting with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in October 1997
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 149

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'


Papers relating to the 50th National Conference of the ANC at Mafikeng in December 1997 and the end of Mandela’s leadership of the organisation
Date: 1997-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 150

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘Mandela 96 + 97, UK visit + Mafikeng’. Includes:

  • photocopies of papers by Peter R. Mokaba, member of the ANC National Executive, entitled 'On the Leadership Question (Food for Thought - A Guide to Action)', 18 Aug. 1997, and 'Workerism and Leftwing Communism and Infantile Disorder Once Again, A Response to Non-Responses', 22 Oct. 1997, both word-processed
  • photocopy of 'Statement of Deputy President Thabo Mbeki at the ANC Function to Bid Farewell to President Nelson Mandela: Mafikeng, December 16, 1997' 1997, word-processed
  • printed 'Political Report of the President, Nelson Mandela, to the 50th National Conference of the African National Congress: Mafikeng December 16, 1997', 1997
  • press cuttings relating to the Conference and to the change in leadership of the ANC, Nov. 1997-June 1998

Photocopies of press and journal articles, press cuttings and other papers, mainly relating to Mandela's presidency and economic, political and social conditions in South Africa, mainly 1998
Date: 1997-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 151

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'. Includes:

  • photocopy of a transcript of an address by Mandela on the opening of Parliament on 6 February 1998, word-processed
  • papers relating to the BBC series 'Walden on Heroes’ in which political commentator Brian Walden criticised Mandela's political record, Feb. 1998
  • photocopy of a transcript of an interview with Mandela by David Frost for the BBC's 'Breakfast with Frost' programme, 29 Mar. 1998, word-processed
  • circular letter from Cheryl Carolus, Chairperson of the Friends of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund ('Friends UK') [and South African High Commissioner in London], to Sampson, concerning the charity, 8 June 1998, and related papers, 1997-8

‘Coup’, press cuttings relating to allegations about a plot to overthrow the government by military officers and dissident members of the ANC, and the arrest in Mozambique of Robert McBride, an official in the Department of Foreign Affairs, on charges of gun-running
Date: Mar.-June 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 152

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


‘Crash’, press cuttings, photocopies of press articles and a journal article relating to the 1998 stock market crash and the South African economy
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 153

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


‘Boesak’, photocopies of press articles and press cuttings relating to the trial of the former ANC Western Cape leader, Dr. Allan Boesak, for fraud and theft
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 154

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


‘SACP’, press cuttings relating to the South African Communist Party and its relationship with the ANC and the Congress of South African Trade Unions
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 155

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


‘Rugby’, press cuttings relating to the proposed appointment of a commission of inquiry into the affairs of the South African Rugby Football Union
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 156

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


Press cuttings and papers relating to Mandela’s 80th birthday celebrations and his marriage to Graca Machel in July 1998
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 157

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'. Includes photocopy of 'Message by President Nelson Mandela at the Celebration in Honour of his 80th Birthday, Johannesburg, 19 July 1998, word-processed


‘Crime’, press cuttings and a journal article relating to crime in South Africa and emigration due to fear of crime
Date: 1998-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 158

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


'Elections', press cuttings and a copy of a press article relating to local elections and the 1999 general elections
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 159

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela 98-99 Pres'.


Press cuttings, journal articles and other papers relating to foreign affairs and international relations
Date: 1995-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 160

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Pres Foreign + Media'. Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from Professor Chia Siow Yue, Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, to Mandela, enclosing a photocopy of a transcript of a lecture, 'South and Southern Africa into the Next Century', given by Mandela to the Institute on 6 March 1997, 12 May 1997, word-processed
  • Renewal and Renaissance, Towards a New World Order (Oxford: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 1997), being the text of a lecture by Mandela at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies on 11 July 1997, and a transcript of the lecture, 1997
  • photocopies of a transcript of 'Remarks by President Clinton and President Nelson Mandela at African American Religious Leaders Reception' at the White House, 22 Sept. 1998, and a covering fax message from the South African Embassy, Washington, to the Office of the President, 21 Jan. 1998 [sic, actually 1999], word-processed

'Mandela, media', press cuttings, journal articles and other papers relating to the media in South Africa and the relationship between the media and the government
Date: 1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 161

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Pres Foreign + Media'. Includes:

  • photocopy of notes by Peter Sullivan, editor of the Star, of a meeting between himself and Mandela to clear up misunderstandings about comments concerning Mandela and his government made by the Star, and other matters, [c.1997], word-processed
  • photocopy of a transcript of an address by Deputy President Thabo Mbeki to the International Advisory Board of Independent Newspapers and a subsequent question and answer session, 17 Feb. 1998, word-processed

Press cuttings, journal articles and other papers relating to the Mandela family, in particular to Winnie
Date: 1973-98
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 162

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Winnie (exc. Stompie)'. Includes:

  • photocopy of a letter from ‘Zami’ [Winnie]) to ‘Sisi’ [Adelaide Tambo] conveying news of 'your brother', [Nelson Mandela], and Mandela's instructions to 'buti' [Oliver Tambo] regarding the education of Nelson and Winnie's daughter, Zeni, and referring to Winnie's difficulties with funds for 'research' due to restrictions placed upon her, 22 Nov. 1979
  • photocopy of part of a letter from ‘Zami’ [Winnie]) to ‘Sisi’ [Adelaide Tambo] enclosing a copy of a letter to Winnie from Mandela containing a message for Adelaide and Oliver Tambo, 19 Aug. 1980
  • photocopies of messages of support for Winnie and Nelson Mandela from Adelaide and Oliver Tambo, Feb. 1991 and n.d. [1991], typescript
  • copy extracts by Sampson from letters from Mandela to Winnie and other family members and friends, [c.1969-79], [c.1997], word-processed and manuscript

Letter from Mary Benson to Sampson enclosing documents and copies of documents relating to Winnie Mandela and the Mandela family
Date: 17 June, no year [c.1998]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 163

Scope and Content:

Some items referred to in the letter are not present. From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Winnie (exc. Stompie)'. Includes:

  • letter from Winnie to Mary Benson concerning the arrest and alleged torture of Wilton Mkwayi [Treasurer of the South African Congress of Trade Unions], urging Benson to convey this information to the [ANC] office, and also referring to the torture of Paul Joseph, 8 Oct. 1964
  • 'MB's 'Experience' of Winnie. Leading to 1969 Trial', notes by Mary Benson about the circumstances of the arrest, detention and trial of Winnie Mandela in 1969-70, [c.1990], word-processed
  • printed record of proceedings in the trial, State v Morgan and others, [in which Winnie Mandela was a defendant], relating to the kidnap and assault of Stompie Moeketsi Seipei and three other youths, Mar. and June 1993

Press cuttings relating to the divorce of Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 1996
Date: 1995-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 164

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Winnie (exc. Stompie)'


Papers relating to hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into human rights violations, in particular the activities of Winnie Mandela and members of the ‘Mandela United Football Club’
Date: 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 165

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled 'Mandela Winnie + Stompie'. Includes:

  • statements by the Mandela Crisis Committee established by the United Democratic Front to investigate the abduction of four youths by the Mandela United Football Club and the deaths of Stompie Moeketsi Seipei and Dr Abubaker Asvat in 1988-9, 1997, word-processed
  • photocopies of statements to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission human rights violations hearings, 1997, word-processed

‘Winnie Hearing’, transcript of the hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on 4 Dec. 1997, the last day of the hearing into human rights violations by Winnie Mandela and members of the ‘Mandela United Football Club’
Date: [c. Dec. 1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 166

Scope and Content:

Word-processed. From a bundle entitled '‘Mandela Autobiog: Mphahlele Version + Winnie TRC Hearings 1997'.


Press cuttings relating to hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into human rights violations by Winnie Mandela and members of the ‘Mandela United Football Club’
Date: 1997-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 167

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Mandela Winnie + Stompie' and 'Mandela Winnie (exc. Stompie)'


Channel 4 News Special, 'Winnie Takes the Stand', video recording relating to the appearance of Winnie Mandela before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, presented by Jon Snow with panellists including Mary Benson and Denis Goldberg
Date: [1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 29
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.48.10 hours

Scope and Content:

Video cassette labelled by Sampson ‘Winnie + TRC (Ch 4)’


'Fugard 1986, Essop', audio recording of interviews by Mary Benson, undertaking research for her memoirs, A Far Cry: The Making of a South African (1989)
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 30
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.33.36 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Comprises:

  • 00.00.01-00.00.46 telephone message from Harry Belafonte in Los Angeles with short message about a positive meeting with NBC
  • 00.00.56-00.04.17 Benson in conversation with an unidentified male writer, who is offering advice on how to write her memoirs
  • 00.04.18-01.05.15 'Athol & I reminisce 1986 used in Far Cry / NY', Benson in conversation with Athol Fugard (Afrikaner playwright, actor and novelist), discussing his recollections of performances of his play, 'The Blood Knot', in South Africa and later in England; mutual friends such as Nadine Gordimer, Ruth First, and Fatima Meer; playing to mixed audiences in Durban and Cape Town; his play, 'Hello and Goodbye'; Benson talks about her work as assistant to Michael Scott (Anglican clergyman and campaigner for racial equality) in South West Africa, trying to persuade the chiefs to travel to the United Nations
  • 01.05.16-01.33.12 'Fugard 1986 NY Salim Essop End re NM', Benson in conversation with Mohamed Salim Essop, a prisoner in the maximum security wing on Robben Island, 1 Nov. 1972-31 Oct. 1979, who describes the prison regime, the prisoners' treatment by the guards, Nelson Mandela's relationship with the other prisoners and his own torture whilst in police custody

‘Sisulu 1 + 2 Jan 25 ’96 JHB [Johannesburg]’, audio recording of an interview with Walter Sisulu, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 31
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.07.34 hours.

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on prison debates and the role of Mandela; views of prisoners about the future government of South Africa and the possible seizure of power by anti-apartheid forces; motivation and encouragement while in prison. Poor sound quality. Fault at 00.46.31 hours, resuming at 00.46.55 hours.


‘Sisulu JHB [Johannesburg]’ audio recording of an interview with Walter Sisulu, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: [c.1996]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 32
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.34.02 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on his relationship with Mandela; his early life and influences; negotiations between the ANC and the government in the early 1990s. Poor sound quality.


'Sisulu [interview]', audio recording of an interview with Walter Sisulu, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: [?1996]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 33
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.31.46 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Very faint.


‘Kathrada Jan 26 ’96 (Robben Island arguments + studies) / Raks Morakabe Seakhoa JHB [Johannesburg] 30/1/96’, audio recording of interviews with Ahmed Kathrada and Raks Morakabe Seakhoa, former fellow prisoners of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 34
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.27.38 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Comprises:

  • 00.00.00-00.40.37 Interview with Kathrada, including comment on prison debates and education and the separation of Mandela from other prisoners in 1989, 26 Jan. 1996
  • 00.46.40-01.26.49 Interview with Raks Morakabe Seakhoa, including comment on his meeting with Mandela on Robben Island in 1979; discussions among prisoners and education in prison; relationships with warders; roles of Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki; the ANC and beliefs and expectations of younger prisoners, 30 Jan. 1996

‘Govan Mbeki Feb 15 ’96 CT [Cape Town]’, audio recording of an interview with Govan Mbeki, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 35
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.39.49 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on the move of Mandela from Robben Island to Pollsmoor prison; separation of prisoners; political education of younger prisoners on Robben Island; attitudes to warders and violence against prisoners by warders; positive effects of imprisonment in terms of time to consider political plans, and producing leaders, 15 Feb. 1996


'Alexander 1 + 2', audio recording of an interview with Neville Alexander, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 36
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.13.39 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Interview with Dr. Neville Edward Alexander (founder of the National Liberation Front), who was imprisoned on Robben Island, 1964-74. Alexander reminisces about his debates with Nelson Mandela in prison, c.1965, over the question of what constituted the South African nation, the definition of the term ‘coloured people’, the validity of the armed struggle, and how their positions changed over time. He comments on Mandela’s leadership role in prison and describes individual warders and their relationships with the prisoners and intellectual life in prison, including their reading matter, 14 Oct. 1996


'Winnie 1 + 2 96', audio recording of an interview with Winnie Mandela by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 37
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.34.37 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Interview date 22 Oct. 1996. Includes comment on:

  • 00.00.00-00.40.26 Mandela’s conditions in prison; her portrayal as ‘Mother of the Nation’; the effect of Mandela's imprisonment on their marriage and family; her close relationship with Oliver Tambo; the current state of South Africa
  • 00.47.00-01.33.30 Her relationship with the ANC; her support of the Black Consciousness movement and Steve Biko; her battles with the authorities; reliable sources for a biography of Mandela; her own and her family’s relationships with Mandela following his release; the award of the Nobel Prize to Mandela and de Klerk; her imprisonment and treatment by the authorities

‘Dennis Goldberg 13/12/96’, audio recording of an interview with Denis Goldberg, sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia trial, by Sampson
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 38
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.02.24 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on his activities against the apartheid regime; his relationships with other opponents of the regime including Nelson Mandela; the development of the campaign of armed resistance. Interview cut off part-way through. Interview date 13 Dec. 1996.


‘Paul + Adelaide Joseph’, audio recording of an interview with Paul and Adelaide Joseph by Sampson
Date: [?1996]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 39
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.00.03 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Paul Joseph was a member of the Indian Congress and a defendant in the Treason Trial. Includes comment on their early impressions of Nelson and Winnie Mandela and Walter Sisulu; their relationship with the Mandelas; the Indian Congress; the Treason Trial; Mandela's time 'underground' before his arrest in 1962. Poor sound quality. Fault between 00.51.44 hours and end.


'Billy Nair', audio recording of an interview with Billy Nair, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: [1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 40
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.07.54 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on the attitudes of the warders and their treatment of prisoners; his early acquaintance with Mandela in the late 1950s and the early 1960s; Mandela’s relationship with Albert Luthuli, President of the ANC; political and economic education and debates in prison.


'Fikile Bam', audio recording of an interview with Fikile Bam, former fellow prisoner of Mandela, by Sampson
Date: [1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 41
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.32.10 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on Mandela, his conduct and development in prison and his relationships with others, including Govan Mbeki; treatment of prisoners; the role of Walter Sisulu; Mandela and Tambo’s law practice; the role of Brian Somana, who betrayed ANC leaders to the police. Break in interview at 00.39.50, followed by an extract from a broadcast about Argentinian elections, interview recommencing at 00.45.00.


‘Mandela Feb 11 ’98 (1)’, audio recording of an interview with Mandela by Sampson
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 42
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.19.19 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on law and order in South Africa; the writing of Sampson’s biography; his early involvement in politics and the organisation of the ANC; reading material in prison.


‘Mandela Feb 11 ’98 (2)’, audio recording of an interview with Mandela by Sampson
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 43
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.25.57 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on reading material in prison; the ANC policy of making South Africa ‘ungovernable’; tensions at the time of the 1994 elections.


‘Buthelezi Feb 1998 1 + 2’, audio recording of an interview with Mangosuthu Buthelezi by Sampson
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 44
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.48.52 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on his upbringing; his friendship with Nelson Mandela; their working relationship; the cause of divisions between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party; current violence in South African politics.


‘Barnard Feb ’98 (1) + (2)’, audio recording of an interview with Niel Barnard, [Head of the National Intelligence Service in the government of P W Botha], by Sampson, relating to negotiations for a political settlement in South Africa, in particular his discussions with Nelson Mandela.
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 45
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00.46.47 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Break at 00.27.02 hours, resuming at 00.27.25 hours


‘Graca Machel Feb 98 A + B’, audio recording of an interview with Graca Machel by Sampson
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 46
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.10.54 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on her career; Nelson Mandela; her relationship with him; their children; Mandela’s emphasis on reconciliation for the country; the ANC government; her upbringing and education.


‘PW Botha Mar 2 98 (1 + 2)’, audio recording of an interview with P.W. Botha by Sampson
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 47
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.30.21 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Includes comment on his time in government; his ‘Rubicon’ speech; the release of Mandela; his opinion of Mandela and of the government of South Africa after apartheid. See MS. Sampson dep. 138 for a partial transcript of this interview.


'Evelyn M[ase or Mandela] / K.D. Matanzima', audio recording of interviews with Kaiser Matanzima, Rusty Bernstein and Evelyn Mandela, née Mase, by Sampson and others
Date: [1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 48
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01.33.45 hours

Scope and Content:

From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Comprises:

  • 00.00.00-00.38.00 Sampson interviewing Kaiser Matanzima, Mandela's nephew and Paramount Chief of the Thembu, about the struggle for independence, his relationship with Mandela and his differences of opinion with Mandela; the distinguishing characteristics of the Thembu royal family and his physical similarity to Mandela [Interviewee is very faint – continued at end of tape]
  • 00.38.02-00.46.53 Sampson in conversation with (Lionel) Rusty Bernstein and his wife, Hilda, over lunch, reminiscing about the ANC’s change of policy from non-violence to violence, how it was reported in England, changes post-Sharpeville, and their attempts to attend the Congress of the People even though they were banned.
  • 00.46.54-01.24.20 Anthony Sampson, Sally Sampson and an unidentified man interviewing Evelyn, first wife of Nelson Mandela, about her life as a Jehovah’s Witness, her marriage to Mandela, current crime in South African society, democratic changes in South Africa, and her attitude towards current politics [there is very little input from Evelyn]
  • 01.24.38-01.33.28 Sampson in conversation with Matanzima relating to his disagreements with Mandela over the Transkei, and reflecting on his decisions with hindsight

Transcripts, notes and other papers relating to interviews about Mandela and the ANC, some conducted by Sampson, with friends, former colleagues and fellow prisoners, including Walter Sisulu, Eddie Daniels, Joe Slovo, Denis Goldberg and Joe Matthews
Date: [c.1994-99]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 168

Scope and Content:

Word-processed and manuscript. Bundle entitled 'Mandela Intvus Friends'


Transcripts of interviews about Mandela with his first wife, Evelyn, his second wife, Winnie, his sister, Mabel, and his granddaughter, Nandi
Date: [c.1994]-96
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 169

Scope and Content:

Bundle entitled 'Mandela Intvus Family'


'Mandela Interviews 95-9', notes by Sampson about interviews and talks relating to Mandela and the ANC with friends, colleagues and fellow prisoners, and with Mandela himself
Date: 1992-9 and n.d. [c.1995]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 170

Scope and Content:

Mainly word-processed, with manuscript list of contents


‘Sisulu Interviews’, transcript of an interview or series of interviews with Walter Sisulu, beginning on 20 Sept. 1995, mainly concerning his political experience
Date: [c.1996]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 171

Scope and Content:

Interviewers not named


‘Menell quotes (NY Nov ’97)’, quotations from interviews and talks with and relating to Mandela, possibly used in the script of the 1996 film, 'Mandela', directed by Jo Menell and Angus Gibson
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 172

Scope and Content:

Word-processed. From a bundle entitled 'Sisulu Interviews'.


'Mandela Jail Autobiog.', photocopy of the draft of an autobiography by Mandela written during his imprisonment, relating to the period 1918-[c.1975]
Date: [c.1975]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 173

Scope and Content:

Typescript


Draft of chapters 2-6 of Mandela’s autobiography, apparently edited by Ezekiel Mphahlele
Date: [c.1995]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 174

Scope and Content:

Bundle entitled 'Mandela Autobiog: Mphahlele Version'. Word-processed.


‘Mandela Pieces', press articles and other writings relating to Mandela and South Africa by Sampson
Date: [c.1987-96]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 175

Scope and Content:

Word-processed and typescript. Includes:

  • 'Return to Mandela - Thirty Years Later', diary of Sampson's visit to South Africa at the time of Mandela's release from prison in February 1990, 1990
  • draft obituary for Mandela, [c.1994], with amendments, Jan. 1995

‘Mandela photos’, copy prints and photocopies of prints of and relating to Mandela, his family and colleagues, some of which were published in Mandela: The Authorised Biography, with related papers
Date: [c.1940-97]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 176

Scope and Content:

Comprises copy prints and photocopies of prints showing captions, of photographs [c.1940-97]


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
Date: 1995-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 177

Scope and Content:

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

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

'Corrections and Additions', papers containing corrections and additions to the draft of Sampson's biography of Mandela received from others, and Sampson’s own
Date: [c.1997-8]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 178

Scope and Content:

Includes corrections to the draft biography by Mandela, [c.1998], word-processed


Drafts of Sampson's biography of Mandela
Date: [c.1998]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 179

Scope and Content:

Word-processed with manuscript notes, corrections and additions. Comprises:

  • photocopy of draft 'Mandela Biography', Part 1, Chapters 1-12; Part II, Chapters 13-19; and Part III, Chapters 20-25, [c.1998], with a letter from Mac Maharaj to Sampson, 27 Feb. 1998, referring to his comments on the draft. The draft contains amendments, apparently by Maharaj.
  • 'Mandela 1940-64', draft of Chapters 4 – 5, 7 – 10, and 12 – 15 of Sampson's biography of Mandela, apparently a later version than the above, [c.1998]

Born-digital drafts of Sampson's biography of Mandela
Date: Sept. 1998-Feb. 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 49
Format: Digital
Extent: 63 items

Scope and Content:

Word-processed drafts comprising:

  • (1) partial draft contents page, listing chapters 0-14, [?Nov. 1998]
  • (2) 'Mandela Biography: Contents, Part 1', partial draft contents page, listing chpaters 0-20 as delivered, [Nov. 1998]
  • (3) 'Mandela Biography: Contents, Part 1', partial draft contents page, listing chapters 0-21 as delivered and chapters 22-7 as yet to be delivered, [Dec. 1998]
  • (4) 'Introduction', draft of the main text, excluding acknowledgments, [Sept. 1998]
  • (5) partial draft of the introduction, [Oct. 1998]
  • (6) 'Prologue: The Last Hero', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (7) 'Chapter 1: Country Boy: 1918-1934', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (8) 'Chapter 2: Mission Boy: 1934-40', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (9) 'Chapter 3: Big City', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (10) 'Chapter 4: Afrikaners V Africans: 1946-1949', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (11) 'Chapter 5: Nationalists V Communists: 1950-1951', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (12) 'Chapter 6: Defiance: 1952', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (13) 'Chapter 7: Lawyer And Revolutionary', partial draft of the start of chapter 7 and the end of chapter 2, [Sept. 1998]
  • (14) 'Chapter 6: Lawyer And Revolutionary: 1952-1954', partial draft of chapter 7, and part of chapter 9 relating to Winnie, [Nov. 1998]
  • (15) 'Chapter 7: Lawyer And Revolutionary: 1952-1954', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (16) 'Chapter 8: The Revolutionary Document', partial draft, [July 1990]
  • (17) draft of beginning of chapter 8, [?1998]
  • (18) draft of second half of chapter 8, [?1998]
  • (19) draft of second half of chapter 8, [?1998]
  • (20) 'Chapter 9: Collaboration And Resistance: 1955-1956', partial draft of chapter 8, [Oct. 1998]
  • (21) 'Chapter 8: Collaboration And Resistance: 1955-1956', draft of parts of chapters 8-9, [Nov. 1998]
  • (22) 'Chapter 8: The Meaning Of Freedom: 1953-55', draft of parts of chapters 7-9, [Nov. 1998]
  • (23) 'Chapter 8: The Meaning Of Freedom: 1953-55', draft of parts of chapters 8-10, [Nov. 1998]
  • (24) 'Chapter 8: The Meaning Of Freedom: 1953-55', almost complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (25) 'Chap 10: Winnie And Treason', draft of parts of chapters 8-9, [Oct. 1998]
  • (26) 'Chapter 10: Winnie And Treason', draft of beginning of chapter 9, [Oct. 1998]
  • (27) 'Chapter 9: Winnie And Treason', complete draft, [Oct. 1998]
  • (28) 'Chapter 9: Treason and Winnie', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (29) 'Chapter 9: Treason And Winnie: 1955-1957', beginning of chapter 9, plus partial draft of the Introduction, [Nov. 1998]
  • (30) passage relating to Bram Fischer, became part of chapter 10, [Sept. 1998]
  • (31) 'Chapter 10: Dazzling Contender: 1957-1959', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (32) 'Chapter 11: The Revolution That Wasn't: 1960', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (33) 'Chapter 12: Violence: 1961', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (34) 'Chapter 13: Last Fling: 1962', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (35) 'Chapter 14: Crime And Punishment: 1963-1964', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (36) 'Chapter 15 Robben Island 1: Master of My Fate', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (37) Partial draft of chapter 15, fuller version than MS. AS Digital 8/10, [?Nov. 1998]
  • (38) 'Chapter 16 Robben Island 2: Steeled And Hardened', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (39) 'Chapter 17: Lady Into Amazon (1962-1976)', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (40) 'Chapter 18: The Shadowy Presence', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (41) 'Chapter 19: Black Consciousness', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (42) 'Chapter 20: Prison Charisma', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (43) 'Chapter 21: A Family Apart', complete draft, [Nov. 1998]
  • (44) 'Chapter 22: Prison Within A Prison', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (45) 'Chapter 23 Pollsmoor 1: Insurrection: 1982-1985', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (46) 'Chapter 24. Pollsmoor 2: The Problem Of Violence 1986-1988', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (47) 'Chapter 25: The Lost Leader 1986-1988', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (48) 'Chapter 26: 'Something Horribly Wrong' ', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (49) 'Chapter 27: Victor Verster: Prisoner V President: 1989', complete draft, [Dec. 1998]
  • (50) 'Chapter 29: From Revolutionary To Conciliator', complete draft, [Jan. 1999]
  • (51) 'Chapter 30: Third Force', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (52) 'Chapter 31: Exit Winnie', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (53) 'Chapter 32: Negotiating', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (54) 'Chapter 33: Election', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (55) 'Chapter 34: The Glorified Perch', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (56) 'Chapter 35: Governing', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (57) 'Chapter 36: Forgiving', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (58) 'Chapter 37: Withdrawing', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (59) 'Chapter 38: Graca', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (60) 'Chapter 39: Mandela's World', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (61) 'Chapter 40: Mandela-Land', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (62) 'Chapter 41: Image And Reality', complete draft, [Feb. 1999]
  • (63) 'Bibliography', partial draft bibliography of published and unpublished works, [Sept. 1998]

Correspondence and other papers relating to the writing and publication of Sampson's biography of Mandela and to statements by Sampson concerning Mandela
Date: 1998-[c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 180

Scope and Content:

Bundles entitled 'Mandela - Letters' and 'Letters / Pieces '99'. Includes:

  • transcript of an interview with Mandela by Sampson, Feb. 1999
  • messages of congratulation received following the publication of Mandela: The Authorised Biography, 1999-2004

‘Mandela – Reviews’, press cuttings and photocopies of reviews of Mandela: The Authorised Biography
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 181

Correspondence and papers relating to corrections and amendments to Mandela: The Authorised Biography and awards for the book
Date: 1999-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 182

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Mandela Add.'.


Materials for revision of and addition to Mandela: The Authorised Biography and related correspondence
Date: c.1990-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 183

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Mandela Add.'.Includes:

  • transcripts of interviews with Mandela, including one with David Dimbleby, 2002, word-processed
  • photocopies of correspondence relating to Mandela's role in the surrender of Libyan suspects for trial for the 1988 bombing of an aircraft over Lockerbie, and in negotiations for the lifting of sanctions against Libya, 1999-2001, word-processed
  • correspondence and other papers regarding claims that Mandela was recruited by MI6, 2000-1, word-processed

Materials for revision of and addition to Mandela: The Authorised Biography, comprising press cuttings and copies of press and magazine articles
Date: 1999-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 184

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Mandela Add.'.


'Nelson Mandela: Accused #1', video recording of a television documentary concerning opposition to apartheid, activities at Lilliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, and the Rivonia trial
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 50
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.58.30 hours

Scope and Content:

Includes a contribution by Sampson. Video cassette labelled ‘Storyville: Accused, Nelson Mandela, BBC Post Production, Format Transfer Services 16 Mar 2004'.


'Mandela: Beneath The Halo', video recording of a television documentary examining Mandela's role in the government of South Africa, and the country's problems with poverty, corruption and AIDS
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 51
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.54.17 hours

Scope and Content:

Written and presented by Peter Hitchens. Produced by Juniper Productions and broadcast on Channel Four, 10 May 2004. Programme divided into 3 parts. Anthony Sampson talks about Mandela and AIDS in part three, 00.45.55-00.46.26. Video cassette labelled 'Mandela'.

C.1.15   Material relating to The Anatomist: The autobiography of Anthony Sampson (London: Politico's, 2008), 1955-2011

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 185-95; MSS. Sampson digital 52 and 62


Research material relating to Drum and South Africa
Date: 1957-68
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 185

Scope and Content:

Comprises transcripts of speeches, draft articles, and newspaper articles relating to South Africa and to his colleagues at Drum. Some articles are by Sampson. Includes a letter from ?Robin Denniston, 1957, relating to The Treason Cage (1958).


Research material, relating to his employment at the Observer
Date: 1955-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 186
Extent: 349 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-176) correspondence with David Astor, and other colleagues, 1955-75, including:
    • correspondence with job applicants including (fols. 59-61, 64) Gray Gowrie, (fols. 19-20) Michael Sissons and (fols. 57-8, 62-3) Claire Tomalin, 1956-62
  • (fols. 130-221) correspondence with colleagues, 1975-82, particularly relating to Sampson's application for the post of editor after David Astor's resignation in 1975, including:
    • (fols. 177-202) articles relating to the sale of the newspaper
  • (fols. 222-39) correspondence relating to David Astor's Festchrift edited by Sampson, 1989-92
  • (fols. 240-53) correspondence relating to his obituary of David Astor, 2001
  • (fols. 254-349) published material relating to the recent history of the newspaper

Research material, mostly relating to the arms industry, the oil industry, corporate business and politics
Date: 1962-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 187

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • articles by Sampson on various subjects, published and unpublished, 1968-95
  • published articles by other people, on various subjects, 1980-2002
  • correspondence with Jean Monnet, architect of the European Union, 1962-3, and manuscript notes on him, possibly research for The New Europeans (1968)
  • material on Nadine Gordimer, including manuscript notes, a typescript interview, draft obituaries and published articles, 1986-2001
  • published articles on George Soros, 1994-2001

Research material, comprising diary entries, draft articles, and talks
Date: 1965-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 188
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

This file is an accumulation of material by Sampson, which he thought might be useful when writing his autobiograhy. It includes transcripts of diary entries, draft articles on various topics, draft reviews, and talks. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) notes gathered for Anatomy of Britain (1962)
  • (fols. 4-5) letter from James Goldsmith relating to the problems of large businesses, 1989
  • (fol. 6) letter from Barbara Bailey, widow of Jim Bailey, thanking Anthony for his obituary, 2000
  • (fols. 7-9) typescript piece by Robin Denniston describing Anthony Sampson and the process of publishing Anatomy of Britain Today (1965)
  • (fols. 10-11) review of Philip Knightley and Caroline Kennedy, An Affair of State: The Profumo case and the framing of Stephen Ward (1987)
  • (fols. 12-16) transcription of his diary entries relating to James Stern, writer, and his wife Tanya, 1987-94
  • (fols. 17-18) Anthony Sampson, 'Who's Who and New Establishments', article, word-processed
  • (fols. 19-23) Anthony Sampson, 'The Puzzles of Power', annotated, 'for Sunday Times Mag (never used)', article, word-processed
  • (fols. 24-8) 'Where's The Bloody Horse?', notes for a talk at Magdalene College, Cambridge on journalism, word-processed, [1990s]
  • (fol. 29) letter to Adrian [?], containing reminiscences of John Gale, [c.1988]
  • (fol. 30) Anthony Sampson, 'Peter Meade 1918-1988', eulogy for his brother-in-law, 14 Oct. 1988, word-processed
  • (fols. 31-4) Anthony Sampson, 'Heartbeat Diary: New York November-December 1988', word-processed
  • (fols. 35-6) 'Introduction to Drum index', containing reminiscences of his time working at Drum, Apr. 1988
  • (fols. 37-41) article on how influential Drum journalists were to other African writers by Bill Saidi, 2001
  • (fols. 42-3) Anthony Sampson, 'A World Apart: Ruth First and Diana Roth', article, word-processed, annotated, 'Independent August 1988'
  • (fols. 44-7) transcripts of his diary entries relating to Trevor Huddleston, 1956-62, word-processed
  • (fols. 48-50) Anthony Sampson, 'Newsweek: Computers, Liberation and 'the Year of Freedom', article, word-processed, [1988]

Early drafts of chapters 2-3, relating to Drum, and to the Observer and David Astor
Date: [?2000]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 189
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Word-processed with manuscript alterations.


Correspondence relating to revisions, with various draft chapters
Date: 2001-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 190
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mostly correspondence with Robin Denniston who advised on the drafts. Includes the following draft chapters, 'David Astor', 'Anatomising Britain', 'The Other Africa', 'Young Europeans', 'The Power of Oil', 'Saving the World', 'America and Nixon', 'Press Power', 'The Fire and the Rose', 'Connections'. Also contains correspondence with his agent, Michael Sissons, and Richard Johnson of HarperCollins relating to the book contract, and correspondence with Michael Davie, Paul Webster, James Sanders, and Andrew Yates.


Draft chapters, word-processed, with manuscript notes
Date: c.2002-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 191

Scope and Content:

Comprises 'Revised Memoir Plan', June 2002; short manuscript description of each chapter; and word-processed draft chapters. The drafts have been arranged to follow the sequence of the published book, with earlier versions placed in front of later versions. Comprising drafts of chapters 1-17 and a final chapter which was not published.


Born-digital drafts of chapters 4-5, 8, 12-13, 15-16
Date: [2000-2]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 52
Format: Digital
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (1) draft of chapter 4, 'Anatomising', [Jan. 2002]
  • (2) draft of chapter 5, 'The Other Africa', [2000-1]
  • (3) partial draft of chapter 5, untitled, [c.2000]
  • (4) draft of chapter 8, 'The Boss From Hell', [2001-2]
  • (5) draft of most of chapter 12, 'Saving The World?', [?2001]
  • (6) draft of most of chapter 12, 'Saving The World?', [Apr. 2001]
  • (7) draft of most of chapter 12, 'Saving The World?', [Mar.-Apr. 2001]
  • (8) draft of chapter 13, 'Breaking Moulds', [Apr. 2002]
  • (9) draft of chapter 15, 'The Land of Heroes', [Apr. 2002]
  • (10) draft of chapter 16, 'Mandela', [2001-2]

Complete draft, annotated, 'Old Version'
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 192

Scope and Content:

Word-processed chapters, with manuscript chapter numbers and continuous manuscript pagination. The chapters are entitled:

  • 'First Chapter: Connections', an introduction which is not in the published work
  • '2 Childhood', which became part of chapter 1
  • '3 Navy and Oxford', which became part of chapter 1
  • 'Chapter 3 Drum', which became chapter 2
  • 'Chapter 4 David Astor', which became chapter 3
  • 'Chapter 5 Anatomising Britain', which became chapter 4
  • 'Chapter 6 The Other Africa', which became chapter 5
  • 'Chapter 7 Young Europeans', which became chapter 7
  • 'Chapter 8 Beauty and the Beast', which became chapter 6
  • 'Chapter 9 The Boss from Hell', which became chapter 8
  • 'Chapter 11 The Power of Oil', which became chapter 10
  • 'Chapter 12 Saving the World?', which became chapter 12
  • 'Chapter 13 New Merchants of Death', which became chapter 11
  • 'Chapter 14 Revolutionaries and Capitalists, which became chapter 15
  • 'Chapter 15 Breaking Moulds', which became chapter 13
  • 'Chapter 16 Money Mania', which became chapter 14
  • 'Chapter 17 Mandela', which became chapter 16

Sections to be added to particular chapters
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 193

Scope and Content:

Word-processed sections on his grandfather, John Sampson, Oxford, Jim Bailey, Nadine Gordimer, white South Africa, journalism, Roy Jenkins, Barbara Wootton, Christine Keeler, Chile, Kay Graham, the SDP, Arthur Schlesinger, Nelson Mandela and a chapter on Islam which was not included in the published book. The material has been arranged to follow the sequence of the published book.


Complete draft, with related correspondence
Date: [2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 194

Scope and Content:

The draft is preceded by correspondence with Robin Denniston and Peter James, who give editorial advice on the draft, 2004. The draft itself, comprises word-processed chapters with manuscript corrections. Each chapter is headed by a page of manuscript notes. The chapters are entitled:

  • 'Connections', an introduction which is not in the published work
  • 'Child Flashback', which became part of chapter 1
  • 'Englishness', which became part of chapter 1
  • 'Post-Imperial Blues' which became part of chapter 1
  • 'Drum', which became chapter 2
  • 'David Astor', which became chapter 3
  • 'Who Runs The Place', which became chapter 4
  • 'Black South Africa', which became chapter 5
  • 'Beauty And The Beast', which became chapter 6
  • 'Europe: Imagination And Power', which became chapter 7
  • 'The Boss From Hell', which became chapter 8
  • 'Nixon's America', which became chapter 9
  • 'The Power Of Oil', which became chapter 10
  • 'New Merchants of Death', which became chapter 11
  • 'Saving The World?', which became chapter 12
  • 'Breaking Moulds', which became chapter 13
  • 'Revolutionaries and Capitalists', which became chapter 15
  • 'Money Kings', which became chapter 14
  • 'Mandela', which became chapter 16
  • 'The Fire and the Rose', which became chapter 17
  • 'Press Power', which became part of chapter 3, and includes additional reminiscences of Edward Heath
  • additional 'Recollections of Roy Jenkins'

Papers of Sally Sampson, relating to the posthumous publication of the book
Date: 2005-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 195
Extent: 52 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) reader's report on the draft work, for Bloomsbury Publishers, 2005
  • (fols. 2-5) copy of Peter Hennessy's manuscript foreword, [?2008]
  • (fols. 6-12) copies of email correspondence relating to the photograph of Sampson used for the book jacket, 2008
  • (fols. 13-15) copy letter from Nadine Gordimer to Sally Sampson, thanking Sally for the dedication and containing her reminiscences of Sampson, 2008
  • (fols. 16-37) publicity relating to the launch of the book at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2009, including the text of speeches by George Bizos (fols. 18-22), and Nadine Gordimer (fols. 23-30)
  • (fols. 38-52) reviews, including a personal letter from Peregrine Worsthorne, 2009

Email from Letebele Masemola-Jones to Sally Sampson in praise of the book
Date: 13 July 2011
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 62
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

C.2    Articles, 1955-2005

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 196-215


Press cuttings of articles by Sampson, mostly 'Table Talk by Pendennis' columns from the Observer, and a copy of the magazine, Encounter, Dec. 1959, containing an article by him
Date: 1955-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 196

Texts of articles and book reviews by Sampson, cuttings of published material by him, and related papers
Date: many undated [c.1960-78]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 197

Scope and Content:

Typescript and printed. From bundles entitled 'A.S.: 1960's Miscellaneous Articles' and 'Assorted Letters and Articles'.


Texts of articles, book reviews and other writing by Sampson, cuttings of published material by him, and related papers
Date: many undated [1980-89]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 198

Scope and Content:

Typescript and printed. Bundles entitled ‘A.S. Pieces 80s’ and 'Pieces 80s'.


Texts of articles, book reviews and other writing by Sampson, cuttings of published material by him, and related papers
Date: many undated, 1990-[c.2000]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 199

Scope and Content:

Typescript, word-processed and printed. Bundle entitled ‘AS Pieces 90s’. Includes:

  • 'The Media, Politics and Truth', text of the sixteenth Nicholas Bacon Memorial Lecture given by Sampson at the Royal Society of Arts, 1 Nov. 1995, printed
  • 'Whatever happened to the first draft?', text of the fourth Goodman Lecture given by Sampson at the Royal Society of Arts, 7 Dec. 1999, with an article of the same title, being an extract from the lecture, from British Journalism Review, 2.2 (2000), 1999-2000, word-processed and printed

Texts of articles, book reviews and other writing by Sampson, cuttings of published material by him, and related papers
Date: many undated [1999-2005]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 200

Scope and Content:

Word-processed and printed. Bundle entitled 'A.S. - pieces 2000 - '.


Texts of articles, book reviews and other writing by Sampson, cuttings of published material by him, and related papers, all concerning South Africa
Date: many undated, 1965-[c.1999]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 201

Scope and Content:

Typescript, word-processed and printed. Bundles entitled ‘AS Pieces SA’ and ‘A.S. S.Af Articles’.


The Guardian Weekend magazine, 24 Mar. 2001, containing an article by Sampson about his editorship of Drum and its writers and photographers entitled 'And the beat goes on'
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 202

Texts of articles by Sampson for the Independent and cuttings of his articles from the newspaper
Date: many undated [c.1989-95]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 203

Scope and Content:

Typescript, word-processed and printed. Bundle entitled ‘Articles – Independent’.


Texts of articles by Sampson for the Independent Magazine and cuttings of his articles from the magazine, mostly of the 'Home Thoughts' column
Date: 1989-92
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 204

Scope and Content:

Typescript and printed. Bundle entitled ‘Articles – Ind Mag 89-92’.


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson from publications including New Commonwealth, the Times Literary Supplement, the Observer and the Listener
Date: 1955-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 205

Scope and Content:

Spine label faded and illegible


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson, mostly 'Table Talk by Pendennis' columns from the Observer
Date: 1958-60
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 206

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Anthony Sampson's Cuttings 58-59'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson, mostly from the Observer
Date: 1960-2
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 207

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Sampson from 24 Jan. 1960'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson, mostly from the Observer
Date: 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 208

Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson
Date: 1967-75
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 209

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Articles by Anthony Sampson 1967 1968 1970 1975'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles by Sampson, mostly from his time as the Observer's chief American correspondent in Washington
Date: 1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 210

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'A.S. Pieces Sep 15 '73 to Sep 15 '74'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson
Date: 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 211

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Articles by Anthony Sampson 1976 1977 (early September)'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson, mostly from Newsweek and the International Herald Tribune
Date: 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 212

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Articles by Anthony Sampson September 1977 - September 1978'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson
Date: 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 213

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Articles by Anthony Sampson September 1978 - October 1979'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles by Sampson
Date: 1979-81
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 214

Scope and Content:

Volume entitled 'Articles by Anthony Sampson November - 1979 March - 1981'


Scrapbook of cuttings of articles and book reviews by Sampson
Date: 1981-84
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 215

C.3    Unpublished material, c.1951-88

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 216-7


Texts of articles and other writing by Sampson and related papers, including 'Notes for a Novel' and a draft of an untitled 'play for television in three acts'
Date: Mainly undated [c.1951-60]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 216

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and typescript. Bundle entitled 'AS: Unpublished Stories etc.'.


Papers relating to a novel by Sampson, including notes and drafts
Date: [c.1970-88]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 217

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and typescript. Bundle entitled 'Projects / Detective Novel'

D   Research materials, 1950-2005

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 218-37; MSS. Sampson digital 53-7, 63-72


'S. Africa General Pamphlets'
Date: 1950-71
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 218

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Social Action, 16.10 (New York: Council for Social Action, 1950)
  • Patrick Duncan, English South Africans Face The Future: The road through the wilderness (Johannesburg: [c.1953])
  • Peter Abrahams, The Conflict of Culture in Africa, reprinted from International Affairs, 30.3 (July 1954), 1954
  • Raymond Raynes, Christian Liberalism and the Racial Policy of South Africa (Mirfield: Mirfield Publications, 1955)
  • Tshekedi Khama, Bechuanaland and South Africa (London: Africa Bureau, 1955)
  • Isobel Edwards, Basutoland Enquiry (London: Africa Bureau, [c.1955])
  • Tshekedi Khama, Political Change in African Society (London: Africa Bureau, 1956)
  • Owen Vine [L.O.V. Gandar], Election Viewpoint: A series of nine articles analysing some of the main issues of the South African General Election of 1958, reprinted from the Rand Daily Mail, [c.1958]
  • Africa Today, Jan-Feb. 1959 (New York: American Committee on Africa, 1959), containing a review of Nadine Gordimer, A World of Strangers by Anthony Sampson
  • Optima, Mar. 1959 (Johannesburg: Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Limited, 1959)
  • I.B. Tabata, Education for Barbarism: Bantu education in South Africa (Durban: Prometheus Printers and Publishers, 1959)
  • Africa: What after independence? (Paris: Presence Africaine, 1960)
  • Jock Campbell, The New Africa: Pride and prejudice: Sense and sensibility (London: Africa Bureau, 1962)
  • Patrick Duncan, Toward a World Policy for South Africa, reprinted from Foreign Affairs, Oct. 1963 (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1963)
  • Rosalynde Ainslie and Dorothy Robinson, The Collaborators (London: Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1963)
  • C.A.W. Manning, The British Churches and South Africa: Some plain speaking by a layman (London: South Africa Society, 1965)
  • Leslie and Neville Rubin, This is Apartheid (London: Christian Action, 1965)
  • The Military Strengths in Southern Africa (London: Central Africa Research Office, 1968)
  • Duncan Innes, Our Country Our Responsibility (London: Africa Bureau, [1969])
  • Anti-Apartheid News, Feb.-Apr. 1970 (London: Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1970) (3 items)
  • M.J. Christie, The Simonstown Agreements: Britain's defence and the sale of arms to South Africa (London: Africa Bureau, 1970)
  • Trial by Torture: The Case of the 22 (London: International Defence and Aid Fund, 1970)
  • Extract from a French newspaper relating to an interview with Johnny Makatini, an ANC representative, by Marc Heurgon, entitled 'Il faut briser le complot du silence', [1970]
  • Paul Streeten and Helen Sutch, Capital for Africa: The British contribution (London: Africa Publications Trust, 1971)

'New Treason (+ Congress)', papers relating to the Treason Trial and the Congress of the People
Date: [1952-c.1962]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 219

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • press cuttings, particularly from Drum, 1953-8
  • press summaries and bulletins issued by the Treason Trials Defence Fund, 1957-9

Notes, press cuttings and other papers relating to Africa, in particular to South Africa
Date: 1955-83
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 220

Scope and Content:

Bundle entitled 'SA 61-80'. Includes:

  • 'Recollections of the Emperor', and 'Interview with Haile Selassie I', notes relating to Sampson's visit and interview with Haile Selassie in Feb. 1964, [c.1964]
  • ‘Some Characteristics of the Urban Bantu Market’ by W Langschmidt, Managing Director, Market Research Africa (Pty) Ltd, a paper given at a conference of the National Development and Management Foundation of South Africa, [c.1968]
  • 'Proposals for a Projected Book on the Life and Work of Todd Matshikiza' by John Matshikiza, 1983

Ezekiel Mphahlele, 'The Non-European Character in South African English Fiction' (unpublished master's thesis, University of South Africa)
Date: 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 221

Scope and Content:

Inscribed to Sampson, 'In appreciation of all the inspiration you radiate &, of course, in memory of an undying friendship'.


Papers and publications relating to the ANC and the South African Communist Party
Date: [c.1966-86]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 222

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘S Africa, ANC, PAC pamphlets’. Includes:

  • Great Power Conspiracy (Tanzania: ANC, [c.1966])
  • 'Spotlight on South Africa, an ANC News Digest', issued from London, 26 Jan. 1970
  • pamphlet, 'In Defence of the African Image and Heritage, African National Congress of South Africa (African Nationalists): Reply to the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party Statement Entitled "The Enemy Hidden Under the Same Colour"', 1976
  • Maluti, official journal of the African National Congress, 2.1 (1978)
  • photocopy of an article from Leadership, 4 (1985), relating to a meeting of businessmen with the ANC in Zambia
  • photocopy of an article from the Weekly Mail, 11-17 Apr. 1986, relating to the influence of the South African Communist Party

‘PAC pamphlets etc.’, issues of ‘Azania Combat’ and ‘Azania News’, newsletters of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, 1968-71, and a pamphlet, ‘10th Anniversary of Sharpeville’, 1970
Date: 1968-71
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 223

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘S Africa, ANC, PAC pamphlets’.


Audio recording of a speech by President Richard Nixon to the graduating students of Oklahoma State University shortly before he resigned as President, broadcast on WTOP Washington radio station
Date: 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 53
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 00:25:27 hours

Scope and Content:

Includes comment on military and economic matters, America's future, and its role in the world. Speech ends at 00.23.10 hours. Intermittent faults in recording.


'Olof Palme', audio recording of Sampson in conversation with Olof Palme, former Prime Minister of Sweden
Date: [1976]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 54
Format: Digitized from audio cassette
Extent: Running time 01:03:18 hours

Scope and Content:

Relating to his defeat in the 1976 general election, and issues affecting Swedish society, including nuclear power, an ageing population, energy policy, taxation (particularly the impact of the author, Astrid Lindgren, on the election result), education, nationalisation, the impact of the long tenure of the Social Democratic Party and graduate employment. Interview cut off part-way through.


‘Mulder, Key File’, papers relating to accusations of corruption against Connie Mulder, South African Minister of Information, and others (the ‘Muldergate’ scandal)
Date: [c.1978-82]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 224

Scope and Content:

Mainly photocopies


Lionel Kochan, Russia in Revolution (St Albans: Granada Publishing Ltd, 1983), with notes of 'Russian points for S.A.' by Sampson
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 225

‘Sophiatown', video recording of a stage musical performed by the Junction Avenue Theatre Company in Johannesburg
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 55
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 02.04.33 hours

Scope and Content:

Video cassette labelled 'Sophiatown 2 ½ hr 5.3.86’


'Freedom Square And Back Of The Moon', video recording of a documentary programme about the destruction of Sophiatown
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 56
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.56.46 hours

Scope and Content:

Television documentary about the destruction of a mixed-race community, Sophiatown, by the apartheid government and the re-location of its residents. Includes archive footage and contributions from writers, musicians, ex-gangsters and campaigners, including Anthony Sampson, Trevor Huddleston, Nadine Gordimer, Fikile Bam and Joe Mogotsi. Produced by Free Film-Makers, directed by Angus Gibson and broadcast on Channel Four in 1987. Video cassette labelled by Sampson, 'Sophiatown'.


'Everyman: Father Huddleston Returns', video recording of a documentary programme about Trevor Huddleston's return to South Africa after 35 years
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 57
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.51.42 hours

Scope and Content:

The programme uses contemporary and archive footage to examine Huddleston's work against the apartheid regime. Produced and directed by Mischa Scorer. An Antelope West Production for BBC television. Video cassette labelled ‘BBC Everyman ‘Archbishop Huddleston Returns’, TX: 25.8.91’.


'Mbeki', papers relating to Thabo Mbeki, Deputy President and President of South Africa
Date: 1995-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 226

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • commemorative booklet for an honorary degree ceremony for Mbeki at the University of Sussex, 1995
  • press cuttings relating to Mbeki, including some articles written by Sampson, 1995-2002
  • transcripts of speeches by Mbeki as Deputy President of South Africa, 1996-8
  • correspondence relating to Mbeki, including email printouts, between Sampson, friends and colleagues, 2000-4

‘S.A. 2000’, papers and press cuttings relating to South Africa
Date: 1999-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 227

Scope and Content:

Includes an obituary for Mary Benson by Sampson, [2000]


'Africa Gen', papers relating to Africa in general and South Africa in particular, mainly press cuttings
Date: 1999-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 228

‘Corps’, notes and copies of internet materials relating to company directors
Date: [c.2000-2]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 229

‘S.A. Gen 2001’, papers relating to South Africa, mainly press cuttings
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 230

Stephen Morris David, 'Popular Culture in South Africa: The limits of black identity in Drum magazine' (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Illinois)
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 231

‘ME / Afghan / Oil’, papers relating to events following the attack on the United States on 11 September 2001, mainly press cuttings
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 232

‘Treasury’, press cuttings and information from internet sources relating to the Treasury and the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Date: 2001-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 233

‘Oil’, papers and press cuttings relating to oil supplies and the war in Iraq, including writing by Sampson
Date: 2002-3
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 234

The Draft Constitutional Treaty for the European Union, presented to Parliament Aug. 2003
Date: 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 235

Annotated draft memoirs [of Ahmed Kathrada, political activist and fellow-prisoner of Nelson Mandela], with brief manuscript notes by Sampson
Date: 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 236

Scope and Content:

Word-processed and manuscript. Kathrada's Memoirs was published in 2005.


List of bookmarked websites, arranged into categories, primarily by country
Date: 2003-4
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 63
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'opec-ec', draft article about the price of oil set by OPEC and its impact on the United States
Date: Apr. 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 64
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'iraq', draft article about a proposed increase in oil production in Iraq and a breakdown in the security situation
Date: Mar. 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 65
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'nigeria', draft article about oil and gas production in Nigeria
Date: Apr. 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 66
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'Wallpaper EIG', advertisement for Energy Intelligence
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 67
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'mideast', draft article about recent moves towards democracy in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 68
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Original writing interspersed with 'cuttings' from online press agencies.


'mideast3', extended version of MS. Sampson digital 68, relating to moves towards democracy in the Middle East
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 69
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'niocpiw', research and draft article on the National Iranian Oil Company, and oil production in Iran, followed by 'cuttings' from online press reports
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 70
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'russia', report by an unidentified bank on the economic performance of Russia, and the impact of its political and institutional reforms on its economy
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 71
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

'russia1', amalgamation of various 'cuttings' relating to Russia's economy, its government of the regions, its social welfare reforms and its exploitation of its natural energy reserves
Date: [c.2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 72
Format: Digital
Extent: 1 item

Photocopy of the Economist Intelligence Unit Country Profile of the Russian Federation
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 237

E   Personal materials, c.1930-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 238-50; MSS. Sampson digital 58-60


‘Scrapbook’, correspondence, memorabilia and other papers relating to the Sampson family, friends and others
Date: [c.1930-2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 238

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with Shirley Williams, [Baroness Williams], and Hugh Thomas, [Baron Thomas], regarding a possible nomination for a peerage for Sampson, 2004, word-processed and manuscript


Photocopies of articles and letters from the 'King’s Scholars’ Chronicle'
Date: [c.1940]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 239

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘AS letters to 1951’.


‘Diary of a Walking Tour in North Wales, During the Easter Holidays, 1942. ATS Sampson and RA Denniston (Abergele – Bala)’
Date: 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 240
Extent: 1 vol.

Scope and Content:

From a bundle entitled ‘AS letters to 1951’.


Commonplace books kept by Sampson
Date: [c.1945-7]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 241
Extent: 2 vols.

'Order for Release from Naval Service' for Sampson
Date: 15 Sept. 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 242
Extent: 1 leaf

Cancelled passports of Anthony Sampson and his wife, Sally
Date: 1948-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 243
Extent: 5 vols.

Scope and Content:

Four passports for Anthony Sampson and one for Sally Sampson


Oxford University certificate of admission of Sampson to the degrees of BA and MA
Date: 7 Mar. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 244
Extent: 1 leaf

Notebooks kept by Sampson, containing impressions of people and places, ideas for articles or books, quotations and other writings
Date: Feb. 1957-July 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 245
Extent: 4 vols.

Scope and Content:

The last volume in the sequence is labelled 'AS Diary Sep '71 - July '74'


'Projects / Notes on a New Weekly', a description by Sampson of 'some of the main ingredients which I believe should go to making a new kind of weekly magazine which would have both a larger and wider circulation than the existing weeklies'
Date: 10 Mar. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 246

Scope and Content:

Typescript


Papers relating to tributes to family members, friends, colleagues and public figures, mainly orders of service for memorial and thanksgiving services
Date: 1965-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 247

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Obits / Tributes' and 'Scrapbook'.


Correspondence and other papers relating to tributes to family members, friends, colleagues and public figures, including press cuttings of obituaries
Date: 1988-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 248

Scope and Content:

From bundles entitled 'Obits / Tributes' and 'Scrapbook'.


'Projects / Climbing Plants', notes, press cuttings and other papers relating to gardens and climbing plants
Date: 1982-97
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 249

'Medical', papers mainly relating to Sampson's heart surgery in New York in 1988
Date: 1988-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 250

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letters from wellwishers, including Trevor Huddleston, Magnus Linklater and Adelaide Tambo, 1988-9, typescript and manuscript
  • 'Heartbeat Diary' by Sampson, an account of his admission to hospital, his treatment and his return home, 15 Nov. 1988 - 5 Jan. 1989, typescript

'Tributes to David Astor / Friends of The Observer', film of a memorial gathering of the Friends of The Observer, to pay tribute to David Astor
Date: 2002
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 58
Format: Digitized from video cassette
Extent: Running time 00.37.44 hours

Scope and Content:

Contains speeches by Tom and Richard Astor (sons), Richard Harrison, Colin Smith, Terry Waite, Cameron Duodu, Patrick Seale and Donald Trelford. Also contains part of an interview with David Astor, filmed 2 months before his death. Video cassette labelled ‘Tributes to David Astor – FOBS 05/03/02’.


'The Fixers: David Astor', born-digital audio recording of a BBC Radio 4 programme
Date: 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 59
Format: Digital
Extent: Running time 00.27.31 hours

Scope and Content:

Programme about the life of David Astor, editor of the Observer. There are contributions from Neal Ascherson, foreign correspondent; David Astor; Jane Bown, photographer; Anthony Howard, journalist; Hermione O'Donovan, Astor's secretary; Anthony Sampson, leader writer and Donald Trelford, editor. Sampson talks about the Suez Crisis, South Africa, Nelson Mandela and the racism of Nancy Astor, David Astor's mother. Broadcast 25 Sept. 2003.


'Brave New Billingham', born-digital audio recording of a BBC Radio 4 programme
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 60
Format: Digital
Extent: Running time 00.27.40 hours

Scope and Content:

Programme about the ICI works at Billingham-on-Tees, where Sampson's father worked and where he was born. The programme was produced and presented by Chris Bowlby. There are contributions from David Bradshaw; Dennis Carroll, trade unionist and oral historian; Harry Davis, teacher and local resident; David George, employee; Bill Kettlewell, employee and resident of Hamerton Hill; Julian Phillips, employee and historian; Maureen Taylor, employee and anti-pollution campaigner and Bill Wright, industrial chaplain. Broadcast 7 June 2004.

F   Photographs, early 1950s-2004

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 251; MS. Sampson digital 61


Photographs
Date: [c.1960-2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 251

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • photographs of and relating to Sampson, some with friends and colleagues, [c.1960-2004]
  • photographs of Sampson with Nelson Mandela and photographs relating to the release of Mandela in Feb. 1990, 1990-2004
  • photographs of Sampson in South Africa with friends and colleagues, [c.1990-2002]

Digitized scans of black and white photographs taken for Drum magazine
Date: early 1950s
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson digital 61
Format: Digitized scans
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • 3/1 Dolly Rathebe, model, on the beach in a swimsuit, taken by Jurgen Schadeberg
  • 3/2 Anthony Sampson and Todd Matshikiza, journalist, in the Drum offices, taken by Jurgen Schadeberg
  • 3/3 Henry Nxumalo, investigative journalist, disguised as a farm worker, to expose harsh working conditions on a farm near Bethal, taken by Jurgen Schadeberg
  • 3/4 nine black people reading a copy of Drum, taken by Jurgen Schadeberg
  • 3/5 black prisoners [being searched] and sitting on the floor in a [Johannesburg] prison yard, taken by Bob Gosani
  • 3/6 Patrick Duncan (on crutches) and Manilal Gandhi (on the left), taking part in the Defiance Campaign, 1952, taken by Jurgen Schadeberg

G   Printed papers, c.1960-2003

G.1   The Sampson Letter, 1984-6

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 252


The Sampson Letter, numbers 1-44, being 'A fortnightly report on world politics and finance'
Date: Sept. 1984-July 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 252

Scope and Content:

Bundles entitled 'Sampson Letter 1-24, Sept 1984 – Sept 1985' and ‘Newsletters 25 >’. From July 1986 The Sampson Letter was incorporated in a new newsletter, Africa Analysis.

G.2    Memorabilia, c.1960-2003

Shelfmarks: MS. Sampson dep. 253


Commemorative publications and souvenirs
Date: c.1960-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 253

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • framed print apparently advertising South Africa’s tourist attractions, using Nelson Mandela as a model, [c.1990]
  • booklet, ‘An Incredible Journey’, an invitation to Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday celebration, 1998
  • programme for 'Le Costume' by Can Themba, performed at the Young Vic, London, 2001

H   Papers of Sally Sampson, 2004-11

Shelfmarks: MSS. Sampson dep. 254-61


Correspondence relating to the death of Anthony Sampson, including letters of condolence received by Sally Sampson and letters relating to his memorial service
Date: 2004-5
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 254

Letters of condolence received by Sally Sampson from African and South African friends on the death of Anthony Sampson
Date: 2004-5
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 255

Address by Chris Meade, nephew of Anthony Sampson, at his cremation service
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 256

Obituaries for Anthony Sampson and related papers
Date: 2004-11
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 257

Papers relating to memorial services for Anthony Sampson in London and Johannesburg, including tributes and press cuttings
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 258

Papers relating to Anthony Sampson's work and interests, including his final press article
Date: 2004-8
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 259

Papers relating to the posthumous award to Anthony Sampson of the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo
Date: 2006
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 260

Papers relating to the Anthony Sampson Journalism Awards
Date: c.2007-11
Shelfmark: MS. Sampson dep. 261

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