Harvard Solent style references

Personal Correspondence


It is generally accepted that personal communications such as letters and telephone conversations do not need to be included in the final reference list. However, you can refer to them in an assignment and include the full details in your text.

Type of source


In text reference

Jones (2008) stated...

Reference list format

SENDER'S NAME (sender's email address), date. Subject of message. Email to RECIPIENT'S NAME (recipient's email address)

Reference list example 

JONES, A., (ajones@hotmail.com), 4 May 2008. Writing essays. Email to D. BROWN (d.brown@hotmail.com)