IELTS Writing: Letter-Request information about a historical object

You’ve recently found an object and you think that it might be of some historical value. Write a letter to the director of the museum asking for some information on the object.

Give a description of that object.
Tell them where you found it.
Ask for information you are seeking.

Dear Sir,

I recently found an interesting object while I was walking in the rural area. It appears to be some kind of utensil or maybe a tool, but it looks very old. I understand that particular area has some significant historic value and was wondering if you, or someone else at the museum might be able to help me in discovering if the object is indeed from the ancient ruins of the village which was founded in the area many years ago.

The object is about 40cm in length, narrow, but with one end bigger than the other, it looks like it might have been some kind of spoon or tool for mixing, maybe. Oh, and it appears to be made of some hard kind of material, it isn’t wood or metal.

Would it be possible for me to bring the object to the museum and let you examine it in further detail?

Thank you for your time, I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,


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