Every year, it seems, I send fewer and fewer handwritten letters. My output this past holiday season was abysmal, few enough to be counted on the fingers of one hand. So I was delighted to find the blog Letters of Note, which might be just the inspiration I need to take pen to paper.
The blog is self-described as posting “correspondence deserving of a wider audience” and includes scans of original letters, many of which were written by children’s authors. Here’s a quick sampling:
Harper Lee‘s heartfelt advice to a young fan of To Kill a Mockingbird
Douglas Adams‘ hilarious (and rather desperate) attempt to get Hitchhiker’s Guide made into a movie
J.R.R. Tolkien‘s letters to his sons, complete with illustrations
Bonus: for anyone who’s read Amelia Lost, here’s a copy of Amelia‘s “reluctance to marry” letter.
Extra bonus: read all about Dalek blueprints on official BBC Doctor Who letterhead!