This creates an interest for people and a curiosity of the language that was used back in those days. Thinking about curiosity, if your told not to touch something, or not to press something, your natural instinct to to ask 'Why?' and curiosity gets the better of you....this said there have bben many experiments where your told to 'NOT press the red button'..no more information is given and so curiosity kicks in...for exmple:
I am thinking of a way of combing this idea into wartime love letters, or even Dera John letters to see how peoples curiosity gets the better of them. It's a bit like when you walk into a room with a diary just laying there...no one is around....do you look at it or do youn ignore it? Truthfully?.....
This could also incorporate some actual calligraphic handwriting rather than word processed letters....like:
Would your curiosity get the better of you????????