169 American love letters from 1768 to 1860.

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A dedicated database or archive of American love letters has yet to emerge. Furthermore, extant scholarly writing on American romantic correspondence has tended to focus on how this mode of letter-writing functioned within relationships, rather than between and across them.

This project attempts to begin to remedy both of these issues by forming a unified collection of American love letters and by providing several visualizations to serve as a launching pad for thinking about and conceptualizing romantic correspondence across the nation.

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