Curated with care from the best archives in the world
Each document accompanied by context pages telling relevant details surrounding the historic event
High-quality graphically designed replicas with high-quality envelopes and paper
Themes (every 4 letters) delve deep into topics such as: Historic inventions, American Wars, and Foreign Diplomacy
Perfect as a keepsake, learning materials, or collectible items
How did Albert Einstein communicate with President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb? How did the Queen of Hawaii protest America's annexation of the Islands?
Instead of learning about history from a book, we invite you to learn directly from history through replicas of the historic letters themselves. Read for yourself, in the original words and handwriting, what the people who shaped our history had to say about the events and topics of their times.
Our team of history buffs curate fascinating historic documents and letters from the best archives in the world and deliver our most interesting gems directly to your doorstep. Each document comes alive with an additional historical context document. Every month we will explore a different theme from various angles using the letters and documents as our guides.
Visit www.HistoricCartoons for a novel and entertaining way to learn history! Over 200 years of historic cartoons touch upon major moments in American history from the colonial period through the civil rights era.
I love this! I learned a lot and highly recommend this product to anyone interested in history. -Jaysen (Illinois)
I wish that I had learned history from History By Mail when I was school, so that I could get the facts straight from the source and get a peak behind the history curtain to see famous people come alive through their letters and writings. -Sheryl (Michigan)
History by Mail is a unique way for your kids to learn about history. There is just something special about holding a piece of history in your hands and seeing the documentations yourself that makes history come alive. -The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
Bought this as a Father’s Day present and my dad LOVED it!! Such a unique way to learn history and I’m so happy to support such a creative business.
This gift made me realize how much I enjoy studying history...such unusual topics.
My dad loved this subscription. He is a military history buff, but loves history in general, and is hard to buy for. He loved getting the document in the mail every month and save every single one of them. Highly recommend!
I received this as a gift and I absolutely love it! I'm a history buff, so receiving the letters and documents is something I really enjoyed. It was fun to learn new things and the documents are worthy of framing and hanging in your home. Will definitely kerp this subscription.
As a history buff - I enjoy reading some of the lesser known documents that have surfaced over the years. Great job!
Very nice mailers with interesting topics. I enjoy it very much.
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Sent a subscription to my father for his birthday. He is a history buff and is loving the letters so far.
We love a gift that's coming every month!
I came across these subscription letters while looking for a gift for my wife. Now all of us in the family are looking forward to when the next letter will arrive.
Each month we visit Grandpa and he always shares the letter I got for him. He enjoys reading them and often shares his own related memories.
The perfect gift for my grandparents. And I also get to read them after.
I wish that I had learned history from History By Mail when I was school, so that I could get the facts straight from the source and get a peak behind the history curtain to see famous people come alive through their letters and writings.
History by Mail is a unique way for your kids to learn about history. There is just something special about holding a piece of history in your hands and seeing the documentations yourself that makes history come alive.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is History By Mail?
History By Mail is a monthly subscription service for reproductions of historical letters and documents. Each letter comes with a separate document explaining the context of the letter including its author, recipient, and relevance to the events of its time, as well as a transcription when necessary.
History By Mail makes an excellent gift for history buffs of all shapes and sizes.
How often will I receive my subscription?
Letters come once every month and are charged either monthly, every 6 months, or annually (depending on your subscription plan).
How do I purchase a History By Mail subscription as a gift?
After selecting a subscription plan from the www.historybymail.com home page, simply fill in the gift recipient's information under the shipping address section and put the gift giver's information in the billing section. Our fulfillment team will then know this is a gift subscription if the shipping information does not match the billing information.
The subscription recipient will receive a welcome letter with his or her first replica, explaining the History By Mail subscription and mentioning he or she has received a gift from the name on the billing address.
How are letters selected?
Our team of curators search historic archives worldwide for interesting letters that touch on relevant historic themes, or that are written by or to historic figures. Our team verifies the authenticity of the documents and then produces a replica of the original document to deliver to you.
Can I update my mailing address?
Of course! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.
How can I reach you?
You can send us an email at email@example.com
History By Mail's Mission
Our Mission is to provide opportunities to learn directly from history by holding a piece of history (replicas of actual documents), rather than learning about history from textbooks and other secondary sources.