To improve my writing and engagement in back-and-forth emails and letters that involve argument, conflict, or dispute, I want to read such writing by conscionable, principled persons (in the past or present).
I seek not diatribes fulminations, or esoterica since I'm lay at history.
What's this kind of writing called? How do I find it? I question the term 'belles lettres'.
♦ I seek not only literary writers, but any person with the above virtues who write well.
♦ I prefer a longer chain of back-and-forth exchanges to see more actions and reactions.
Example 1: letters between US Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis and the 5th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Roger B Taney. They're contentious, but still courteous and tactful.
Example 3: A friend searched for --Correspondences and found another bonanza.