Letters from Uncle Ted


Uncle Ted wrote letters of many sizes from small fold-over envelopes to the medium-sized personal letter envelopes shown above. Each letter was opened carefully and gently flattened, then scanned on a flat-bed scanner. Ted’s family now has a digital record of all the letters if they continue to deteriorate and inks used continue to degrade. To help slow down this degeneration, each envelope and letter is housed in an acid-free glassine ‘pocket.’ Each storage pocket is labelled with all the pertinent information to help reduce the chance of getting letters and envelopes mixed up, or envelopes lost. The flat boxed storage system also cuts down on exposure to light. 

If interested, read Ted's letters during WWII to his sisters Winnie & Jane and his brother Ray.


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