The Annuity Museum's extensive collection of personal letters discussing annuities serves as evidence of the vast popularity and importance of this financial vehicle, both in the present and in the past. Some of these letters are personal letters that make mention of a loved one's annuity in the same paragraph as discussing the weather, while others explicitly deal with financial topics as a matter of business. Evidently, the letters show that annuities were a source of heated conversation as well as an important and noteworthy part of the common man's daily life.

Our collection of letters spans three centuries and two continents, yet
further evidence of the importance of annuities through history and around the Western world.