Letter in the Attic

Letter in the Attic

About this collection:


'Letter in the Attic' is a collection of letters, diaries and other personal papers related to Brighton and Hove. The collection was created through an appeal to the public during 2007-8.

Creator of collection

Letter in the Attic project

Creation date of collection


Extent of collection

The collection contains 80 contributions, comprising approximately 780 individual letters, diary extracts and photos.

Admin history

Letter in the Attic was a joint project between local community publisher QueenSpark Books, the My Brighton and Hove community history website (www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk), the East Sussex Record Office and the Mass Observation Archive. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contributors could either deposit original documents with the East Sussex Record Office or keep the originals in their own care. In the latter case, the project team made digital copies of the documents, which are listed here. If the documents were too long to scan, extracts were selected. Catalogue entries were written and numbered by contributors and volunteers, with some editing from staff at the East Sussex Record Office.

The collection of papers formed the basis of a book and an education pack published by QueenSpark.