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Hillary Clinton rejected — via a personal letter — Jason Segel's offer to star in a movie with him, according to Politico.
This, obviously, is a great letter, but that font: It does not become a madame secretary.

Hillary Clinton rejected — via a personal letter — Jason Segel's offer to star in a movie with him, according to Politico.

This, obviously, is a great letter, but that font: It does not become a madame secretary.

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"There was the Hudson – more like the flash of a sword-blade than a noble river. The little island of Manhattan, set like a jewel in its nest of rainbow waters, stared up into my face, and the solar system circled about my head! Why, I thought, the sun and the stars are suburbs of New York, and I never knew it! I had a sort of wild desire to invest in a bit of real estate on one of the planets. All sense of depression and hard times vanished, I felt like being frivolous with the stars. But that was only for a moment. I am too static to feel quite natural in a Star View cottage on the Milky Way, which must be something of a merry-go-round even on quiet days."

Helen Keller, describing her view from the top of the Empire State Building in 1932, via Letters of Note.

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Andy Warhol was shot in 1968.
Here is his hospital bill.
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Andy Warhol was shot in 1968.

Here is his hospital bill.

Via Letters of Note

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Typographer Hates “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol” Font, Tells Brad Bird | Buzzfeed

Excellent. Excellent.
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A 20-year-old David Bowie replies to his first piece of fan mail.
“I hope one day to get to America.”

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A 20-year-old David Bowie replies to his first piece of fan mail.

I hope one day to get to America.”

Via Letters of Note

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Irving Hoffman’s Handy Nervous Breakdown Avoider and Mail Answering Form.
This is tremendous.
Via Letters of Note

Irving Hoffman’s Handy Nervous Breakdown Avoider and Mail Answering Form.

This is tremendous.

Via Letters of Note

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Dear Mr. Warhol: We have been advised that you have been giving parties in the fourth floor space occupied by you. We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours. 
Via Letters of Note

Dear Mr. Warhol: We have been advised that you have been giving parties in the fourth floor space occupied by you. We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours. 

Via Letters of Note

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"Sarah, my love for you is deathless. It seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break. And yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all those chains, to the battlefield."

— Union officer Sullivan Ballou, who died at the Battle of Bull Run 150 years ago today, in a letter to his wife dated July 14, 1861. More at Civil War 150.