Just this morning, a cousin of mine suggested I look at the Letter Repository. The Letter Repository has "lots" of old letters which have been transcribed. There are letters from Americans, English, Irish and Scotsmen.
While it is not searchable by name and thus of limited use to genealogists, it still is interesting to take a glimpse into the past and see what folks were writing about. The letters cover a range from the 1700s up to, and including, the American Civil War, World War I and and World War II.
The site has been live for about one year and is focusing efforts on letters written in English. According to the site, they are hosted by an Irish company and are Irish owned.
So, grab a cup of Joe and relive some of the past through the words of those who were living it. Jump on in: http://letter.ie/
Guess I'll be digging out my old family letters today and reliving the past of my family.
Ahh- genealogy. Gotta love it!
HT to Susan for the suggestion!
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