Ethical Question: ‘Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society|The Guardian’

This is an amazing discovery! So cool! It does raise an interesting ethical issue, however, about privacy and whether or not we should be reading these letters. This is something I often struggle with in my literary studies. When does the private become public (if ever)? 

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“Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics…”

Source: Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society | World news | The Guardian

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