Give Weekly Historic Letters

With Letterjoy, the leaders, warriors, and innovators who shaped the modern world become your pen pals.

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The Letterjoy Experience

Give the gift of weekly historic letters from figures like Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton, and George S. Patton.

Each week, you’ll receive a reproduction of a real letter from American history in your (physical) mailbox.

Over the course of your membership, you’ll read dispatches from a variety of famous or eloquent historical pen pals. Recent letter writers include Benjamin Franklin, Sitting Bull, Sojourner Truth, and Douglas MacArthur.

Each month, your letters will explore a different theme from four angles.

Themes vary from month to month, so you may find yourself reading letters from infamous Wild West Gunslingers in one month and Civil War spies or captains of industry in the next.

The Context To Dig Deeper

Alongside each of your letters, you’ll receive “the postscript”, an article written by our expert researchers with detailed background information on your letter.

Each postscript is brimming with historical details perfect for inspiring an afternoon of reading or helping you win your next pub trivia game.

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