Letters are important documents for research of all kinds. This blog aims to show what kind of research has been done and can be done on letters from the Late Modern English period (1700-ca. 1900), particularly from a sociolinguistic perspective.

The blog is run by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade from the University of Leiden.

The image in the header of this blog shows a section from a letter by James Boswell (1740-1795). The letter is held by the Leiden University Library (BPL 246/ Boswell 1763/1764).


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