Rediscovered Trunk of 17th Century Letters A Link to the Past
Handwritten letters may be on their way to becoming a thing of the past, but they can be an important window into history, revealing much about the writer – and time and place.
That’s what a historian at Yale is discovering as she examines, what she calls, “a postal treasure trove” – letters from late 17th century that were recently discovered in a trunk in the Netherlands. Reporter Patrick Skahill of Here & Now contributor WNPR has our story.
- Patrick Skahill, reporter at WNPR. He tweets @ptskahill.
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