“Letters of Note” – A Great New Web Site

October 31, 2009

Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated 2-3 times every weekday.

A friend told me about this site and I want to help spread the word. I was especially delighted to find this letter written by Albert Einstein in which he states,

“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”

To give you a sense of the wide range of topics covered on this site, here’s a letter of complaint about an Elvis Presley concert in 1956 accusing him of “sexual self-gratification on stage” and a witty response from JFK concerning the price of his autograph.


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