A trunk of 2600 dead letters that were saved by a 17th century Netherlands postmaster are being digitized at http://brienne.org/. The history for how this came to be is interesting. That we have these now is essentially a side-effect of the delivery system of the time (and one person's ambition).
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- An undelivered letter is no one's business except for the person it was addressed to. If you can't deliver it, burn itNov 16, 2015
- Perhaps, but after such a long time when there is essentially no one living that would be intimately impacted by these, it may be "safe" to read them and put them to research and creative use. How about personal diaries? A lot are published and give us all kinds of important insights.Nov 17, 2015