Experience History's Rich Tapestry with History By Mail

History By Mail is a captivating monthly subscription service that delivers meticulously recreated historical letters and documents right to your doorstep. Each replica is accompanied by an in-depth contextual explanation, offering you a fascinating window into the past.

At History By Mail, we invite you to embark on a journey through time with our meticulously curated subscriptions. Choose the plan that suits your historical exploration:

  • Learn from a Fresh Angle

    We delve into captivating narratives behind our historical replicas, offering a perspective on the past.

  • Hold History in Your Hands

    History By Mail makes history tangible, relatable, and exciting.

  • Make Mail Interesting!

    With all the junk mail, it is a breath of fresh air to receive a letter you truly look forward to

What topics do the letters cover?

Our primary focus is on United States history, but we have included some documents from outside the US which are relevant to our themes. 

Recent themes have included:
Transfer of Power: Explores the history of the transfer of power of presidents and other political leaders. 
Inventions:  See Einstein's improvements for wartime torpedoes and the attorney general’s consideration of patent applications from slaves.                                            
Foreign Diplomatic Relations: How have foreign leaders, such as the King of Thailand, related to US presidents over time?

Frequently Asked Questions

History By Mail

What is History By Mail? 

History By Mail is a monthly subscription service for reproductions of historical letters and documents. Each replica 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.

How often will I receive my subscription?

Letters come once every month and are charged either 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 do I start my subscription at a later date?

If you want to purchase a subscription now, and would like the subscription to start at a later date, simply chat or email us atsupport@historybymail.comimmediately after placing an order to let us know your desired ship date.

When you purchase a subscription as a gift, you have the freedom to choose when to notify the lucky recipient about their special present on the "When should we tell the recipient about their gift?" field on the gift page of the chosen subscription.