This article, the product of a Spring 2005 internship,
was written by Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Intern Kathryn Burke.
In the early days of American exploration letters were a crucial means of communicating with wealthy sponsors back in Europe. These sponsors were often monarchs or noblemen...Continue Reading
At the dawn of the twenty-first century it may be difficult to see the value of letter writing as a means of communication. E-mails and faxes convey information...Continue Reading
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the future of letter writing remains unclear. Will the aesthetic value of a well-written letter continue to appeal to generations of...Continue Reading