18    Nov 20150 comments

Lost Letters: A rare glimpse into the past

What if you could travel back to a specific time and place and get a real look at what life was like then? For 17th-century Europe, thousands of pieces of correspondence are now being unveiled, making time travel seemĀ possible!

The trunk in which the letters were kept (Image credit: Hague Museum for Communication)

A recent article in The Guardian reports that a treasure trove of unopened letters from the 17th-century are now being studied after having been hidden away for many centuries in the Netherlands. Continue reading "Lost Letters: A rare glimpse into the past" »

18    Feb 20110 comments

A Love Letter from the 1920s

Since we've been looking for the best UK love letters this week, we thought we'd showcase a nice letter we had sent in.

This letter was sent in by Ann Jameson, and was originally written by her father in 1928. Her parents originally met at Oxford in the 1920s, where Ann's father would leave anonymous notes in her mother's bicycle-basket, or cough-lozenges or bicycle lamps if he saw she needed them. They eventually started having tea together, and after continuing to see each other after university later got married. Thanks to Ann for sending this in, and we hope you enjoy the letter as much as we did!

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