Soon after King George’s death, his grieving widow, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, was sent a soothing anthology by British poet Edith Sitwell. This…
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Spike Milligan was born on this day in 1919. He wrote countless letters during his 83 years, many of them “of note,” and Spike is connected to more tha…
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Painting advice from Sherwood Anderson
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Seven months before she died, Rachel Carson spent a morning at the coast with her dear friend Dorothy Freeman, watching the migration of monarch butter…
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Today’s letter is sent to you on the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight.
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On the evening of her wedding, Princess Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, wrote her a letter. She opened it on their honeymoon.
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Sol LeWitt died on this day in 2007, and for that reason I’m sending you a letter of his that hangs, framed, on a wall in my office. 
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On this day in letters
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Exactly 70 years ago, on 5th April 1951, married couple Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sentenced to death thanks to testimony from Ethel’s brother, Da…
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Graham Greene vs Anthony Burgess
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*Harrison Ford – ever heard of him?
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As with everything, there are exceptions, however, there is literally nothing less enthralling than someone retelling, even with the greatest of enthus…
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