Friday 2 April 2010

Letters of Note

Good Morning Dear Labbers,

I hope you're all keeping sane without the New History Lab until October, I'm not sure I am!
Anywho, to tide you over until then, here's an interesting blog that I've found:
Letters of Note gathers and sorts interesting letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos from famous and historical figures. Highlights so far are Amelia Earheart writing to her future fiancé making damn sure that she's calling the shots in their 1-year trial marriage; Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) making an apology for taking a little girl's train ticket into a crime thriller; a letter from Mark Chapman (John Lennon's assassin) asking how much his signed copy of 'Double Fantasy' is worth now; and a letter from Albert Einstein claiming 'the word "God" is the product of human weakness'.
I really could go on, this site is a veritable treasure trove with something for everybody, and his updates are available through RSS, twitter, facebook and google buzz, so there're no excuses

Go explore! (and Happy Easter)