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Collectors hot for last letters of rich and famous

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Don Skemer, Princeton's manuscripts curator, looks through original letters by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the university vaults. Fitzgerald's last letter to his wife is one of Skemer's favorite last letters. (AnnaLee Pauls)

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People are writing fewer letters than ever, but they still love to peer through glass cases at weathered old letters, particularly at those written by famous people. NOTE TO EDITORS: SIDEBAR ATTACHED AT END OF STORY.