Item 0951 - Membership of the American Philosophical Society

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ZA COM MR-T-2-2-0951

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Membership of the American Philosophical Society

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  • 22 April 1994 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Certificate electing Mr Mandela as a member of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, USA

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Cream-coloured certificate without frame or mat. Certificate has a small tear on the left side, creases, shoe mark, and other dirt spots. Certificate includes the gold seal of the American Philosophical Society. Certificate text is black and reads:
To all perlons to whom these prelents shall come:
Greeting.
The American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful Knowledge desirous of advancing the interest of the society by associating to themselves Men of Distinguished Eminence and of conferring Marks of their Esteem upon Persons of literary merit have Elected
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela a member of the said Philosophical Society, hereby granting unto him all the Rights of Fellowship, with all the liberties and privileges thereunto belonging.
In testimony whereof the said sociiety have caused the seal of their corporation to be annexed to this certificate and the same to be attested by the names of the proper Officers this twenty-second Day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Four
Sighed by: Secretaries, President, and vice-presidents.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0067

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