There is something so very wonderful about reading other people’s letters. Even stranger’s postcards hold a fascination – I’ve spent hours flipping through the box of old ephemera that every decent junk store has, reading the notes on the back of photos of forgotten resorts.
Letters of Note is a site that totally caters to my kind of voyeurism, publishing photos and transcripts of all kinds of correspondence, in “an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos.” The strangers, in this case, are often more identifiable than Susie writing from Lake Michigan. In the note below, John Lennon sends an apology to Pam Grier for being involved in some sort of altercation at a club the night before.
My very favorite thing is the well organized index: You can search by writer, subject, time period, type of communication, and even the tone! This is definitely one of those sites to get lost in – don’t you dare click over until you have hours to spare!