What is the best way to cite old family letters?

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I inherited many hundreds of family letters and photos. If I wish to cite a letter do I re-type the portion that pertains and add the date and to and from info, or do I scan in the whole letter or just part? Also, is there a genealogists norm as to what to include (like if deceased family member complains about another deceased family member)?  After a hundred years is it considered history or should it be edited out so as not to embarrass some other descendant?
in Policy and Style by Cathy Conant G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Here is a link to a citation creator for letters. Fill in the blanks and the citation will be created. You can copy the citation and paste it in your sources.

http://www.easybib.com/mla-format/letter-citation
by J Steinbach G2G6 Mach 3 (35.4k points)
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