Harvard Letter Reference Tool

Using this simple referencing tool you can create a Harvard Letter Reference in a couple of clicks.

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* Required Fields

Enter the author of the letter

You must enter the author

Enter the name of the person the letter was sent to

You must enter the name of the recipient of the letter

Enter the year the letter was sent in YYYY format.

No date was entered. Harvard requires [no date] be entered if the Year the letter was sent is not known. If you wish to use [no date] then scroll down and click on Create Reference again to create a reference without a sent date. Alternatively enter the year the letter was sent in YYYY format.

Enter the date the letter was sent

You must enter the date the letter was sent

Click the button below to generate your Harvard Letter Reference. Don't worry, you can come back and edit the reference if you need to correct or add any information

Example Harvard References for Personal Communications

Example Letter Reference

Hawkins, S. 2014. Letter to Harry Smith, 26 January.

Reference a different source type


Letter, Personal Letter, Hand-written Letter, Postal Letter, Snailmail