Self-Referential

On January 15, 2011 By

This letterhead seems a fitting choice for this last day of National Letter Writing Week.

From, um, the stack next to the staff printer. (Send us a letter!)

More letterhead from our collections….

Continue Reading

Wisconsin Pea Canners

On January 15, 2011 By

From the Richard Harvey Wright papers, 1870-1967.

(At the upper left, you’ll see evidence of the reason why archivists use stainless steel paperclips.)

More letterhead from our collections….

Continue Reading

Candy is Dandy

On January 13, 2011 By

From the James Southgate Papers, 1794-1944 and undated, bulk 1851-1935.

More letterhead from our collections….

Continue Reading

Office of Clara Barton

On January 12, 2011 By

Letterhead from two letters (March 3, 1881 and November 13, 1882, respectively) from Clara Barton to her friend Mary Norton. From the Mary Norton Papers, 1852-1895.

(NB: The letter with the Dansville, NY letterhead was actually written in Washington, D.C. The letter with [...]

Continue Reading

Imperial Guano

On January 10, 2011 By

It’s National Letter Writing Week—and the RBMSCL has no shortage of letters, be they handwritten, typed, telegraphed, or e-mailed. We’re going to celebrate with some great examples of letterhead from our collections!

From the A. J. Parker and Benjamin J. Parker papers, 1840-1895 and undated.

Continue Reading