History's most important letters sent to your mailbox

Let George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Edison, and others show how they changed the world.

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What is Letter Library

Twice per month Letter Library sends subscribers letters written by historical giants, so anyone can experience being a correspondent of history. 

From Einstein's letter to FDR which jump started the Manhattan project to Alexander Hamilton's fiery exchanges with Aaron Burr leading to his fateful duel, you'll have the words that created history right at fingertips.

How It Works

Twice a month you'll receive a letter written by a historical figure in the mail, and along with each comes a synopsis of the events surrounding it. Each letter is a word for word copy of the original printed on aged paper so it looks and feels like the real thing. And with each synopsis, our researchers dive deep into the history of each letter so it's easy to understand the author's perspective.

Interested in seeing an example letter? Check one out here.

All Periods of History

We send letters from all eras of history ranging from Rome to the English Revolution to the American Civil War and more. Our archives hold the letters of many types of characters such as: artists, inventors, rebels, presidents, pioneers, and everything in between. 

People have been sending letters to each other for thousands of years and we want to make sure our subscribers can read as diverse a selection of letters as possible. A few of the historical figures you’ll receive letters from are Ben Franklin, Galileo, Beethoven, Lincoln, and Amelia Earhart to name a few.

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FAQs

Are these authentic letters?

The words written in these letters are real and are exactly what the authors of these letter sent. However, while not the authentic letters themselves, we design these letters to resemble as closely as possible to what the letters actually looked like when they were written. We do this by sourcing aged paper and imitating the hand writing style of the original authors of the letter. Without bragging too much, we think they’re pretty darn close and we think you will too.

Can I get this as a gift for someone else?

Of course! All you need to do is put in their address and email. We’ll send them an email describing the subscription and when they can expect their first letter. 

When will I get my order?

We send out letters to arrive around the 1st and 15th of each month. Depending on how long it takes the post to deliver there may be a couple days of leeway with those dates, but we always send our letters a few days early to have the least delay possible.

Is shipping free?

Yes, shipping is included with a subscription.

Where do you deliver?

Right now we deliver to the United States and Canada, but we’ll be shipping internationally soon, so stay tuned!

What if I change my address?

If you move you can change the address in your account profile or let us know by email and we’ll direct your letters to the correct address.

Where do these letters come from?

These are letters sourced from archives all around the world. There are millions of amazing letters sent among people in the past and we look through them to find the most impactful, interesting ones to send to you.