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Letters of Note

Shaun Usher

Nothing but history's most interesting letters.

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  • Shaun Usher

    I really like letters. I began the Letters of Note website in 2009 and have since authored 14 Letters of Note books. I also like lists. The Lists of Note website began in 2011; a book followed in 2014.

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