Search letters: Writer

The writer component of the search letters page allows you to restrict your search to only those letters written by specific writers:

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A search by surname on its own will give you all the letters written by everyone with that surname: thus, a search for "Jackson" will find letters written by Daniel, Henry, James, Randle or William Jackson.

A note on names

Searching by name (or alias) searches all the metadata related to the correspondents' names: this will include nicknames, pseudonyms and all known titles, even when they are not detailed in the person's biographical note. As a consequence, the term you search for may not appear in the results, which show a standard form of the name. We are planning to provide a display of all known nicknames, titles and other aliases shortly.