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 curates fascinating historic documents and letters from the best archives in the world and delivers our most interesting gems directly to your doorstep. Each document comes alive with an additional historical context document. Every four months, we will explore a different theme from various angles using the letters and documents as our guides.
My Dad loves learning about American history, and he has really enjoyed getting a letter each month giving him a unique glimpse into various aspects of the country's past. The 6-month subscription is perfect, because I gift it to him for Father's Day, and then 6 months later for Christmas! I've been gifting it for about 4 years now, and he still hasn't had any repeated letters. It has been perfect!
My grandmother hates physical gifts but being able to just keep these in a binder for her to show friends and family has been great. Her bday and Christmas are 6 months apart so I am set on gifts for her
What do you get for the history-loving dad who has everything? History by Mail! Not only does my father love receiving his History by Mail, but I love the phone calls after he receives a new one. Each mailing has been the catalyst for wonderful conversations. We have renewed his subscription for three years now and do not plan to ever stop!
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I purchased History by Mail for my Mom that loves history and reading about it.
I use some of these documents in my Government and History classes to have student analyze primary source documents and to give them a bit of perspective on a different time.
I received a subscription for Christmas a few years ago. I continued to renew it. I look forward to my letters every month.
Got this for my husband for his birthday. Very hard person to shop for. Best gift ever! Both of us look forward to receiving it every month. Just renewed for another year.
Loved my first letter and learned a lot from it
I am a history buff, so I enjoy every issue of History By Mail, but I also then send it along to a family member who may have a specific interest in the particular document, especially to adult grandchildren. The historical and anecdotal material are an interesting way to share and lets receiving parties know you're thinking of them. Thank you, History By Mail.
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It was a perfect birthday gift for a retired U.S History Teacher!
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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?
Simply click the "Send as a gift" button on the selected subscription page and fill in the recipient's details. An email will be sent to the recipient on the date set on the "When should we tell the recipient about their gift?" field. You can choose the number of renewals you would like to gift the recipient by choosing from the "Gift Amount" options. Multiple renewals will be billed up front in a single charge. You can also add a message in the "Gift Message" section for a personalized touch.
The subscription recipient will receive a welcome letter with his or her first replica, explaining the History By Mail subscription.
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.
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Welcome to History By Mail
Welcome to History By Mail, where history comes alive in the comfort of your own home! Our passion for history led us to create a unique way to experience the past through the mail. Our team of history enthusiasts has carefully curated a collection of artifacts and documents from different eras, which we send to our subscribers each month.
We think that studying history should involve learning about the people and cultures that have shaped our globe, not merely memorizing dates and events. That's why each of our History By Mail packages is designed to transport you to a different time and place, providing a glimpse into the lives of those who lived before us.
Whether you are a history buff or simply curious about the past, our monthly subscriptions are the perfect way to learn something new and exciting. You'll receive a box filled with carefully selected items, including reproductions of historical documents, artifacts, and other items that bring history to life.
Our team of experts has years of experience in the field of history and carefully researches and selects each item that goes into our boxes. We work hard to ensure that our subscribers receive only the highest quality items, and we take pride in the fact that our boxes are both informative and enjoyable.
So why not join the History By Mail community today and experience the past like never before? With our monthly subscription service, you'll get to explore history in a unique and engaging way, all from the comfort of your own home.
Services offered by us
History By Mail is a unique service that allows individuals to experience history in an interactive and engaging way. This innovative service provides a variety of historical artifacts and documents that are delivered directly to your doorstep. History By Mail is perfect for those who are interested in history, as well as educators, students, and anyone who wants to explore the past in a new and exciting way.
At History By Mail, we offer a wide range of historical artifacts and documents, including letters, photographs, documents, and objects that are all related to a specific historical event or time period. Our team of expert historians and curators carefully select each item to ensure that they are authentic and accurate representations of the past.
When you subscribe to our service, you will receive a new package each month that focuses on a specific historical event or time period. Each package includes a variety of items that are carefully curated to provide a comprehensive look at the past. For example, one month you might receive a package that focuses on the American Revolution, while the next month might focus on World War II.
Our service is perfect for educators who want to bring history to life in their classrooms. By using our historical artifacts and documents, teachers can engage their students in a new and exciting way. Students will be able to hold and examine real historical objects, making history come alive in a way that textbooks simply can't.
History By Mail is also great for individuals who are interested in history, but may not have the time or resources to visit museums or historical sites. By using our services, you can get to know about the past in a much better way, that too by just staying at home.
In addition to our monthly packages, we also offer a variety of special collections that focus on specific themes or topics. These collections are perfect for those who want to dive deeper into a particular area of history.
At History By Mail, we are committed to providing our customers with an unparalleled historical experience. No doubt that by exploring the past we can have a better understanding of our society, culture, country, and world. Join us on a journey through history and subscribe to our service today!