Many of these letters were purchased from the internet in the course of conducting historical research. Some were useful to me and others were not. But I have found all of them interesting for one reason or another and I have enjoyed researching the people and places mentioned by the 19th century letter writers. If you can add any supplementary information to what I have gleaned from the internet, I’d love to hear from you.
The transcripts of these letters are offered here for the benefit of educators, historians and/or family history researchers. I derive no monetary benefit from my efforts to transcribe and post them. I use my extensive knowledge of historical events and my access to on-line research tools to forensically establish the identity of the correspondents and the relationships between them that might had otherwise remained a mystery.