Personal letters are a part of social history showing us how people lived.
..and sometimes they are extra special by allowing us into the lives of people that we have connections with. You feel you can get to know people through their letter writing.
Looking at the Watts collection allowed insight into the social history of a small part of Newfoundland through one family and their correspondence. Letter writing across the globe provides a fascinating window into life and relationships.
Five very special days in the archive allowed for immersion in the Watts collection and a greater understanding of my Newfoundland connections.