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Rediscovered Trunk Of 17th Century Letters A Link To The Past04:23

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Handwritten letters may be on their way to becoming a thing of the past, but they can be an important window into history, revealing much about the writer - and time and place.

That's what a historian at Yale is discovering as she examines, what she calls, "a postal treasure trove" - letters from late 17th century that were recently discovered in a trunk in the Netherlands. Reporter Patrick Skahill of Here & Now contributor WNPR has our story.


This segment aired on December 18, 2015.

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