Children’s letters

As I am interested in why children wrote letters  between the 17th and 19th century, apart from the fact that it was considered something children should be taught among the higher classes, does anybody have an idea of where to look for collections? I am thinking about writing an essay on this topic, so I would certainly appreciate any information available.

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  1. Some children’s letters can be found in Frances Austen’s edition of the letters of William Clift’s son. It is a slim volume, because William Home Clift died before he was thirty. I wonder if Frances Austen has more children’s letters from the Clift family. The book can be ordered from her directly (see:

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