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Featured in July 2016, Letters of Note hasn't been updated recently. Nevertheless, the blog offers a timeliness collection of historical correspondence to browse that is a delight to browse.

Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note in 2009 in order to highlight a variety of historic letters. The site has become so popular, especially in Usher's home of Great Britain, that he has since published two books compiling many of these letters. However, these books did not mark the end of his project and Usher continues to post new letters to this site. Users can browse through an archive of over 900 letters that range from poignant to amusing. For instance, Usher recently posted Charlotte Bronte's eloquent and heartbreaking letter to her publisher regarding the death of her sister Emily ("Well, the loss is ours, not hers, and some sad comfort I take"), as well Winston Churchill's sardonic reply to a duke (under the nom de plum "Scorpio") who requested that Britons pray for rain to end a 1919 drought. Letters of Note makes for a fascinating read, and historians and teachers will also find this site to be a rich source for primary documents.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-29
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0629

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