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Letters of Note

Mark Twain's Fascinating Letter To Walt Whitman

Posted 05.06.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher [Chr...

Letters of Note, Splendidly Noted

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Not only are the one hundred letters he chose to reproduce in the book great to look at, they are great to read, allowing experiences that are in turn transformative, moving, and inspirational (or chilling, in a few cases).

'Don't Feel Bad That I'm Gone'

Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

Sept. 24 was Jim Henson's birthday. Were he still alive, the puppeteer extraordinaire would have turned 77. Though the brilliant creator of The Muppet...

JFK To Little Girl: Don't 'Worry About Santa Claus'

Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

A thoughtful letter written by the President of the United States to a worried little girl has been making the rounds online this week after it resurf...

Former Attorney General Of Alabama To KKK: 'Kiss My A**'

Posted 11.28.2012 | Good News

A succinct letter from a former Attorney General of Alabama to the Ku Klux Klan has gone viral on the Internet this week, impressing readers with its ...

PHOTO: That Time Groucho Marx Ate Marijuana For A Month

Posted 10.08.2012 | Comedy

Letters Of Note will shortly be published in book form, but until then, enjoy this adorable letter from Groucho Marx to US Troops in Suriname, wherein...

LOOK: Why Reagan Denied Seventh Grader's Request For 'Disaster Relief'

Posted 05.18.2012 | Parents

In the years since it was first started, Shaun Usher's blog Letters of Note has brought fans more than 750 missives from famous figures past and prese...

Keith Meets Mick, Writes Adorable Letter

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

Letters Of Note has a wonderful find up today from the depths of Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," a letter an 18-year-old Richards wrote to his a...

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Posted 03.05.2012 | Good News

Written by Adrienne Crezo for Mental Floss Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out. Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of ...

A Classic Sid Vicious Love Letter To Nancy Uncovered

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

If we sifted through your old drawers and boxes and published all the love letters you wrote at 20 years old, chances are there would be some embarras...

Nick Cave's (Wonderfully) Manic Rejection Letter To MTV

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Remember that time Nick Cave said no to an MTV award with a pleasantly hysterical letter? Nope? Well here's the calmer first bit of the Australian sin...

Read David Foster Wallace No-Edit Threat To Harper's

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Letters of Note has unearthed (via Flickr) a cover letter both funny and deadly serious that David Foster Wallace faxed to Harper's magazine demanding...