Definition: Work consisting of written or printed communication between individuals or between persons and representatives of corporate bodies. The correspondence may be personal or professional. In medical and other scientific publications the letter is usually from one or more authors to the editor of the journal or book publishing the item being commented upon or discussed. LETTER is often accompanied by COMMENT.
this heading is used as a Publication Type; letters & correspondence as a subject are indexed under the main heading CORRESPONDENCE AS TOPIC; CATALOG: used for historical materials only. Do not use for current materials. For collections of letters, use
See AlsoCollected Correspondence
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