FINAL Call to ALL Reenactors,
Historians and Creative Writers!
The Royal Navy reenacting group that represents HMS Acasta will be attending the Jane Austen Festival in July of this year. One of the things that I'd like to be able to do is deliver a 'mail packet' full of letters to the various Acasta members. This is a project that we have undertaken in the past with awesome results.
This is where YOU come in, but HURRY! ALL submissions must be received by July 8th to be included.
Anyone who would like to submit a period correct letter to add to the packet is encouraged to do so! We'd love to have your contribution, however large or small! Anything added to the packet will help to enhance the historical experience for not only the Acastas who receive them, but for the public who will attend the Festival as well.
Need some ideas for what to write? Try one of these:
Letter from a friend or colleague back home.
(But none from 'family' this year if you please, last year we had to leave a letter out because Mr. Raley got TWO letters from his 'mother')
A bill or request for payment.
An overdue payment of debt.
A letter carrying news of the war(s)
Or, use the link below to see some other types of period letters:
The Complete Letter Writer...
Wondering what a period letter looks like? Here are some beautiful examples:
Contact me to find out where to send your finished letter… or questions, or for any other additional information.
Finshed letters will need to be to ME by the end of June so that they can find their way into the Mail Packet! But remember, all submissions need to be received by July 8th so that they can be included.
Don't know WHO to write to? Here's the lot of Acastas who are usually to be found at the festival: