Monthly Historic Replica Subscription
Instead of learning about history from a book, we invite you to learn directly from history through replicas of historic letters.
Each month, subscribers receive high-quality replicas of fascinating historic documents, accompanied by context pages telling relevant details surrounding the historic event.
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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?
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.
Let customers speak for us
I got my subscription as a birthday present, and I’m very impressed so far!
It was a perfect birthday gift for a retired U.S History Teacher!
The site was easy to use and the service is awesome. My son got me a subscription for my Birthday. I really enjoy getting the glimpse back into the past through the personal notes, letters and memorabilia that comes every month. So much so, I renewed on my own. Great Job everyone
The recipient of this gift absolutely loves it! The quality is exceptional.
I recently purchased history by mail for my dad as a gift and it’s been so fun to receive! We both love it and the staff has been extremely helpful and answered so quick! So excited to see what’s in the next letter!!
Love them! Do more WW2!
We got this for my father in law for Christmas. Three days after he had received his first letter and sent us a thank you text (he never texts!)! He was excited about how much information was included and told us how interesting the document and supporting information is. He is a history buff, and loves the history channel, so we are happy he is enjoying the gift and learning something new. It is the perfect gift for someone who is difficult to buy for and he gets a new letter every month!
Great, interesting product. They give you insight to historical events that you will never find in history books. Every issue also includes a copy of the hand-writtten supporting documents and a typewritten version. Great, great product! There Customer Service process is highly responsive. The only downside is that when I ordered a second 6 month subscription my first letter was a duplicate. I made one phone call and days later the problem was resolved and I had a replacement. Bottom Line - The History Mailings and their outstanding customer service far out weighs any minimal problems..
My husband is really into history, so this was perfect for him. He was very surprised and intrigued, and thought it was a great gift for the guy who has everything!
Purchase was easy, my uncle loved his first delivery which was a letter from Annie Oakley to the president. Great experience.
I purchased the cards for my wife who absolutely loves to send greeting cards. She is going to frame one and send rest out next holiday season. Thanks for the original gift idea.
I learned about History By Mail while listening to a podcast. I instantly looked the subscription service up and liked the prospect of getting a high quality copy of a historical document each month. My subscription worked out to be less than $6 per month and I would much rather spend money on something that I will learn from such as this than other wasteful past times. I have only received my first month's subscription so far but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! It has given me the chance to learn about a topic I would otherwise probably never think twice about or even know about. I enjoy holding a copy of a historical document as it gives me the chance to feel like I'm going back in time. It beats reading something off of a computer screen! I appreciate the History By Mail team and the information that they enclose with the historical document as it gives an unopinionated account of what you're looking at. Just the facts!
"I absolutely LOVED it. I read it twice. A little history I knew a bit about it but learned even more. Thank you for such an amazing gift.
NOTE: I sent this to my brother for his 60th b-day. I told him to watch out for a special letter coming in the mail. I asked him numerous times if he received a letter and each time said "not yet"
But ends up he had received the letter as well as the second one customer service resent. My spacy brother just thought he was receiving letters from a very thoughtful person and forgot to tell him about it. He never connected the dots. I owe customer service a big apology for a bad review I wrote. Please delete my bad review. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EXCELLENT!!! and so is the product.
My high school freshman son is obsessed with US history. He watches so many documentaries and reads so many books. But these letters provide something not found in a book - context and perspective from someone in that era. Great find!
Very interesting material.