The lads and gents who were out fighting during the hard years of the Civil War didn’t just have battle plans on their minds. They were often bored and lonely, and looked for entertainment, news of home – and love – through letters.
In 1970, Elvis Presley sent President Nixon a letter saying he’d like to become a ‘federal agent at large’ to help in in the war on drugs. The next day, Presley got his meeting
“The cherished memory of the loved and lost” President Lincoln’s letter of condolence was delivered to Lydia Bixby on November 25, 1864, and was republished
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work — the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
Love letters A gentleman is struck with the appearance of a lady and is desirous of her acquaintance, but there are no means within his
Letter-writing isn’t as much of an art as it once was. Books had to be written about it years ago, and ‘The Ready Letter-writer’ was as infallible and as essential as a cookbook is to many people nowadays.
In this secret message of January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for $2,500 to explore the West — all the way to the