Clearly, some students could continue this project for quite a while. Some still needed to finish transcriptions and corrections. Others were ready to talk about the letters and share their thoughts on what they discovered. We put off the discussion until tomorrow; they are anxious for answers, but I am afraid that we will mostly generate more questions.
I finished up my slide show over the weekend. About 8 minutes of photos arranged chronologically with text and music. I decided to keep the time frame to the period of the letters we have read, birth through 1920 or so.