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Ada M. Ingpen
“Letter-writing, like so many time-honored institutions, is becoming a lost art: it seems to have fallen into disuse with the quill-pen. Formerly, for those who were separated by distance, the voluminous letter was the most usual means of interchanging family news, thoughts, and ideas. But nowadays, with the ever-increasing facilities for quick travelling, the necessity has passed for the old-fashioned letter, so often a faithful record of daily life and opinions, and time can no longer be spared for the art of correspondence. It seems unlikely, therefore, that the present age will produce many such letters as were written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.”