Guide to Understanding Historical Letters - DRAFT
1. When was this letter written?
2. Who wrote it?
3. To whom was it written?
4. Where was the letter sent?
5. Why was the letter written?
6. Why might a historian find this letter interesting?
7. What does the letter tell you about life during this time period?
8. How is this letter different from letters we would write today?
9. Who would NOT have written this letter?
10. What questions does this letter make you wonder about?