Children’s letters again…

When searching for information on children’s letters on the internet, I found a fantastic site which offers a variety of books that can be accessed freely online. I was searching the archives for children’s correspondences and I found this book:

 

This book is a compilation of several famous authors that have written to children. Also included are a number of children’s replies. What struck me was that the language and formulas used, seemed different to me than when addressing adults in contemporary correspondences. It would be interesting to find out if a difference in the use of language can be found, and if so, what is/are the difference(s) exactly?

 

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