Letter to family of fellow anti-apartheid activist expected to sell for £100,000

A tender unpublished letter from Nelson Mandela, written from his prison cell on Robben Island when he learned months late of the death of his friend and fellow anti-apartheid activist Michael Harmel, is expected to fetch up to £100,000 at auction.

Mandela wrote on 1 October 1974, 10 years into his life sentence, on both sides of a thin sheet of cheap paper covered in official prison stamps, to Harmel’s daughter Barbara and wife, Ray, four months after his death.

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