Letters of Note

Those who remember with some fondness Today in Letters, the blog I published briefly in 2007, will appreciate Letters of Note, edited by Shaun Usher. The author describes it as a “blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives.” Since I began following the site a few weeks ago, it has presented letters from Billy the Kid, Margaret Thatcher, American Revolutionary War General William Howe, and many others. The scans make each entry; it’s fascinating to ponder the material details of each letter, from paper choice (or letterhead design) to handwriting.