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February 1, 2013 7:21 AM Subscribe
Is there an official term to describe this style of correspondence, essentially a single long letter written in segments over months and years?
posted by Devoidoid to writing & language (8 answers total)
We're cataloging a piece, actually several, of correspondence. It's all from a single author to a single recipient. The first letter is dated, has a salutation, the pages are numbered 1-4 and there's a signature on p.4. The next letter, however, has a date on its first page, but otherwise simply picks up where it left off with page 5, no greeting or signature. And it goes on like that for over a hundred pages, continuous pagination, only interrupted by the date on which that section was written.
Please tell me there's a word for this!