Curators on camera: A 19th-century letter from Mosul
Curator Michael Erdman explains how people would write in different ways for different purposes and this was a part of their everyday lives. Find out more about this letter on our History of Writing website.
This letter is on display in our Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition which explores the evolution of writing from hieroglyphs to emojis.
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Curator Michael Erdman explains what a letter from a 19th-century book merchant in Mosul, Iraq can tell us about the relationship between writing system and identity.