Handwritten letter

Photo: Ophav ukendt

While you wait: Listen to letters

We are much more than our locations. Listen when Lotte Andersen, Claus Høxbroe and Ellen Hillingsø and others read aloud letters from our collections.

Maybe you have been sent home from work and have nothing to do. Maybe you just miss a good experience and the theatres, football stadiums and museums are closed. We want to help. And we can, even if our locations are closed, because Royal Danish Library has a lot of digital content that you can find and view directly from your living room.

We have more than two million letters in our collections. Some are handwritten, others are published. What they have in common is that they give us access to the past. They are little pockets of time, allowing you to be the fly on the wall to events in the past: a broken relationship, a budding friendship, love, exile or escape. Our letter performances celebrate the handwritten personal letter that seems on its way to becoming extinct.

Remember to take care of yourselves and others while we wait.

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 Ellen Hillingsø: Brev fra Ingeborg Stuckenberg til søsteren Agnes


 Cecilia Lindqvist: Brev fra Victoria Benedictsson til Georg Brandes


 Mathias Skov Rahbæk: Brev fra Otto Harder til sin mor


 Claus Høxbroe: Brev fra Herman Bang til Peter Nansen


 Lotte Andersen: Brev fra Karen Blixen til Thomas Dinesen (Uddrag)