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Letters to Santa Claus

Transcribed by Carla Miles

The Butler Herald
Tuesday, December 17, 1912
Page Ten

Letters to Santa Claus

The Herald is glad, more than glad to devote one page of this issue to the publication of letters from all parts of Taylor County to old Santa Claus, telling him of their many wishes while distributing among them thousands of good things.

We must apologize to the little folks for not publishing all their letters, but we must confess that the task is beyond us, but, believe us, little friends, when we tell you that we have done the very best we could under the circumstances.  If your letter is not found in these columns it is only because it was received after our columns were full, so the next best thing, we were able to do was to publish your name as an acknowledgement of the receipt of your letter and in this way invite Santy to call at this office and get your letter and beg him to remember you with your every wish.

We thank each and all of you for your little messages and again assure you of our regret for leaving out a single one, but when we have done our very best we believe you will be considerate enough to accept our statement.

The following are the first to reach us, after which appear the names of other contributors in the order, according to the arrival of the mails, they were received:

The Butler Herald
Tuesday, December 17, 1912
Page Ten

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little boy 11 years old and want you to bring me a bicycle, fiddle, hammer, saw and a little hoe and rake.  Bring me some fireworks and fruits.  Don't forget papa and mama.  Bring them something too.

Your little friend,
J.C. Fuller, Reynolds, Ga.

P.S. Santa, bring me some harness for my little goat
J.C.F.

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Dear old Santa:

I go to school every day and study hard.  I like my teacher and try to be good as can be.  Don't forget to come see me.  You brought me a great big dolly last Xmas, but you forgot to get him a cap.  Please, Santa, bring me one for him and bring me a little bureau, piano and bed for my dolly - and some fruit, candy and a cup and saucer.

With love from your little friend,
Ella Maude Fuller, Reynolds, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little girl 7 years old.  I want you to bring me a little stove and cooking vessel, a little lamp, and a doll carriage with a dolly in it.  You mustn't forget to bring me a little dolly, Santa, to go with the big sleepy doll you brought me last Xmas.  And please don't forget to bring firecrackers, candy, apples, oranges and nuts.  I try to be a good little girl so you will come to see me, but Santa, it's hard trying to be good all the time.  You must come early that night, for I go to bed soon.  

Your little girl,
Irma Fuller, Reynolds, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little girl ten years old.  I go to school and try to be nice.  I want you to bring me a doll, doll trunk, watch and chain, bracelet and all kinds of fruits and nuts.  I have three little sisters that can't write, so I will write for them.

Dear Santa, Thelma says bring her a doll, doll cradle, ring and all kinds of fruits and nuts.  Bonnie wants a doll, doll bed, candies, fruits and nuts.  And Bertha says please bring her a doll, doll carriage, candies, fruits and nuts.

Your little friends,
Lucy, Thelma, Bonnie and Bertha Cox

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am ten years old and have been smart at school.  I got 99 in deportment last month.  I can write with pen and ink.

I will be out at our home in the country Xmas.  I want you to bring me a belt, bicycle, watch, pump, a pair of school gloves and all kinds of fruits and confectionery.

Your little friend,
James Riley Gray

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little girl two years old.  I can talk but I can't write.  Brother will write for me.

Father and mummer say I have been a sweet girl and old Santa must bring me a doll, doll carriage, bead pocket book, and a pair of pretty white shoes, so I can go to the post office to see ------.

Your little friend,
Mary Frances Gray

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Dearest Santa Claus:

I try to be a good little girl, and I want you to bring me a nice little doll, doll carriage, doll's tea-set, two rainbow vases, a little wagon, a little doll piano, a box of candy, some oranges, apples and three pineapples.

Your little friend,
Lena Thompson, Howard, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to be sure and come to see me Xmas and bring me an air-gun, automobile, candies, fruits and nuts, and lots of other things.

I will try and be a good, smart, little boy.

Roy White, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

As I was informed by the Herald that you wanted us to write to you, I will tell you what I want.

I want a pretty doll that will go to sleep, some apples, oranges, candy and nuts.

That is all I wish for this Xmas.

Your little friend,
Earlie Cooper, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am writing you through the Butler Herald what I wish you to bring me Xmas.

I want a toy violin, fruits, nuts and candies.

If you will bring me this, I will be ever so grateful to you, and will always try to be a good little boy.

I am your little boy,
Alvin Lee Cooper, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Old Santa Claus:

Please bring me and my little sister Mamie Clara a little doll a piece that can say "papa and mama", and some candies, nuts and fruits.

Please remember us and we will try to be good little girls.

Mamie Clara Cooper
Katie Nell Cooper, Butler, Ga.

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Dearest Santa Claus:

Please bring me a knife, a little wagon, popgun and auto to play with.

Your little boy,
Little John Parker, Howard, Ga.

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Dearest Santa Claus:

Please bring me an airgun, an express wagon, a whistle, some fireworks and some oranges, apples, raisins and confectionery.

Your little boy,
Frank Parker, Howard, Ga.

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Dearest Santa Claus:

Please bring me a large sleepy doll, about two feet tall, with pretty curly hair, dressed pretty and can say "mama" and "papa".  I also want a teddy bear, two rainbow roses, two apples, two oranges and some fruits and candy.

Your little girl,
Mamie Parker, Howard, Ga.

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My Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to remember me again this Xmas, and bring me a chain for my locket you brought last Xmas, I also want a nice little work box and a "Merry-go-round."  I hope I am not asking too much because there are so many others who want nice things too.

But I want to thank our kind Editor for the privilege of expressing my wishes through the columns of The Herald.

Lovingly,
Thelma Locke, Reynolds, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

We are three little children who want you to remember us Xmas.  Two little boys and one little girl.

I want you to bring me a little china doll, a bedstead, cradle, trunk with a tray, set of chairs, a rocker, a little (blurred) and a little table, all for dolly's bedroom.  Also bring me some two - Butler ---- ------ ------ , fruits, nuts and candies.

Aurelius wants an air gun and shot to go in it, a Teddy Bear, a little rocking chair and a straight chair for teddy.  And Dear Santa, bring me some candies, fruits, nuts and lots of good things to eat.

Gurvis wants a small air gun, without any shot, a toy horse and buggy, a little automobile, Punch and Judy, and dear Santa, bring us lots of pretty toys, fireworks, oranges, apples, grapes and nuts.  We will try to be good little children.  We love you, good old Santa.

Your little friends,
Myrtice, Aurelius and Gurvis Locke, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I wish you would bring me a toy fiddle or guitar, a banjo and lots of other pretty toys, also some confectionery and fruits.

Goodbye, dear Santa.

Your little friend,
Otis Mott, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I wish you would please bring me a red billy goat and wagon, a black bear and monkey, a limber Jack and lots of confectionery and fruits.

Your little boy,
Robert Mott, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to please bring me an air gun, some fire works, and lots of oranges, apples, grapes and candies.

I know you will bring me this, because you are so sweet and good.

Please remember me.

Your little friend,
Obie Peterman, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please come to see me Xmas and bring me a sleeping doll, and some other nice little toys, and lots of fruits, nuts and candies.

I will thank you, dear Santa Claus, for anything you may bring, and I will try and be a good little girl.

Myrtice White, Butler, Ga.

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My Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to bring me a pretty suit of clothes and lots of oranges, apples, grapes and all kinds of nuts.

Your little friend,
Hay Peterman, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to please bring me a Studebaker wagon with a spring seat and harness.  If you can't get the wagon, bring me a large size bicycle, and be sure and bring me a knife, and lots of good things to ear.  "I like to eat."  I hope I have not asked too much, for you are a good Santa.

Dixon Cosey, Reynolds, Ga.

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My Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to bring me a tricycle, a nightingale whistle, some grapes, chocolate candy, nuts, apples and oranges.

And bring Brown a tricycle, some fruit, candies and nuts, too.

And, Dear Old Santa, don't forget my mamma and sister.

Terrell Parker, Geneva, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

I will be at my Auntie's, Mrs. Waters, at Shellman on Christmas, and I want you to come to see me there, and bring me an automobile, a little train with three coaches, and lots of fruits, candies and nuts.

And don't forget I will be at Auntie's.

Mama says I've been good and awful smart.  I will be seven years old next June.

Lovingly yours,
Brown Parker, Geneva, Ga.

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Dear Old Santa Claus:

Christmas will soon be here and I want you to bring me a toy automobile, a little wagon and a pretty sleepy doll with a pretty dress on.

Your little girl,
Ella Bell Wacter, Reynolds, Ga.

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Dear Old Santa Claus:

I am nine years old and have been a good little girl since you came last Christmas, and I hope you will bring me the things I ask.  I want a doll, a ring, a parasol, and lots of confectionery and fruits.

My little brother says bring him a gun, a big horn that he can blow loud, but he says he will not worry mamma with it.  And he wants some fire works and fruits of all kinds.

Please bring our little baby sister a rubber doll.

Now, don't forget us, for we will go to bed early.

Your little girl and boy,
Myrtle and Aton Moore, Butler, Ga.

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a tool chest, a wheelbarrow and lots and lots of fruits and confectionery.

Now, please don't forget me.  My mama is away from home and I am staying at Auntie's, so you will find my stocking with her little girls and boys.

Your little boy,
Hayward Allen, Butler, Ga.

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Dearest Old Santa:

As it is most Christmas, I thought I would let you know what I want you to bring me.

Please bring me a doll, a doll cart, a tea-set, pitcher set, some fruits, candies and nuts.

And please do not forget to visit all the little orphan children and make them happy too.

Now, please don't forget to bring me the things I asked for, and I will be a good little girl.

Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, I am,

Your little friend,
Eva Whittington, Reynolds, Ga.

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Reynolds, Ga., Dec. 2, 1912

Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a kid doll and a pair of pretty vases.  Also some candy, oranges, apples, nuts, raisins and firecrackers.

Be sure and come to see papa and mama.

Your little friend,
Edna Whittington
Age 7

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Reynolds, Ga., Dec. 2, 1912

Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a big kid doll, a pair of vases, picture album, oranges, apples, candy, nuts, raisins and firecrackers.

Your friend,
Ruby Whittington
Age 10

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Reynolds, Ga., Dec. 2, 1912

Dear Santa Claus:

Mama says I have been a good little boy this year, so please bring me a tricycle, air rifle and baseball, also candy, oranges, apples, nuts, negro-toes, raisins, firecrackers.

Our good Editor will send you the paper so you will get my letter.

Goodbye 'till next Xmas.

R.B. Whittington, Jr.
Age 5

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Reynolds, Ga., Dec. 2, 1912

Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a Teddy Bear, little express wagon, apples, oranges, candy, nuts, firecrackers.  Please don't forget me, for I'm papa's little baby.

Gray Whittington
Age 2

NOTE: Parents of these children were:
Rufus Beauregard Whittington (May 11, 1875 - June 09, 1941)
Mattie Virginia Cleveland (January 07, 1876 - May 11, 1958).
Larry Whittington

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Dear Santa Claus:

I have made a quilt since last Christmas and am not five years old.  And now, dear Santa, bring me a large doll and a carriage to ride it in, and lots of good things to ear.

Lovingly,
Jency Huey

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Dear Santa Claus:

Our Editor has given us space in his valuable paper to write you what I want.  Please bring me a little automobile, and some of all the nice things you have to eat.  And bring mama and papa something, too.

Your little friend,
Hannon Huey

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My Dear Santa Claus:

Will you please bring me a ring, a bracelet, a pair of red button shoes, and a pair of red kid gloves.

Lovingly,
Sara Windham

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring us a doll carriage, a doll, a little work basket, a box of water colors, a doll piano, and some confectioneries.

Thanking you for your presents last Christmas, we are,

Your little girls,
Jessie and Lois Heath

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a paper cap burster, a nice long train, a little automobile, and just lots of fruits, candies and nuts.  And bring little brother a new rattler.  I will be a smart boy.

W.S. Payne

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a nice suit of clothes, some oranges, apples, nuts and other fruits.

Your little boy,
Roy Emerson

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Dear Santa Claus:

I want you to bring me a nice little doll, a pretty dress and some fruits and candies.

Your little friend,
Jewel Emerson

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little girl, ten years of age.  I want you to bring me a real cooking stove, a tea set, a Teddy bear, a doll dressed in blue, a doll carriage, and some fruits, nuts and candies.

Mae Jinks

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a plate with the alphabet on it, a cup, silver knife, fork and spoon, for a little boy.  A table chair, cart, rubber ball, a pretty picture book, a top, whistle and all kinds of fruits and candies.

And, dear Santa, fear not our hot fire.  I will help Mother sweep up the ashes, and be sure and listen for our old spot dog.

Bye-bye dear Santa.

Willie B. Gaultney

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Dear Santa Claus:

Mr. Benns has give us space in the dear old Herald to write to you and I know you will get my letter this time.

Please bring me an air gun and some of your good things to eat.

Lovingly,
Samuel Huey

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Dear Santa:

Please bring me a billy goat, some colored crayons, an airgun, and some nice toys to play with.  Also some apples, oranges, candy and raisins.

Your little boy,
Otis Walker

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Dear Santa:

I have been a good little girl this year and want you to bring me some confectioneries, a large doll with black hair and black eyes, and a carriage for her.  Thelma, my little sister, wants a tea-set for her dolly.

Your loving little girl,
Fannie Jarrell

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a pretty doll with a pink dress on, and a doll house and furniture for her.  My little sisters, Eula and Anna, want some little doll pianos and hats for their dolls.  I am seven years old.

Your little girl,
Florine Walker

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Mr. Santa Claus, Macon, Ga.

I haven't been as good as I ought to be, but have done the best I could and will promise to be a better boy next year.  I want you to bring me a pistol to shoot caps in and some fireworks.

Don't forget little sister.

A.T. Jarrell

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My Dear Santa:

If you think I've been a good boy, please bring me an air gun, fireworks, some story books and confectioneries.  I have a sweet little sister and want you to bring her a pretty carriage.  Bring my little cousin, Blanford, some nice toys.

With love,
Walter Jarrell

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Dear Santa Claus:

I have been good since last Christmas, so please bring me a doll, with black, curly hair and a tea set for her.  I want some confectioneries and a toy automobile, too.

Your loving little friend,
Mell Jarrell

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Dear Santa:

Please bring me a toy rabbit, a toy dog, a good gun, two boxes of shells and some fireworks.  I want some good books to read, too, and some confectioneries.  Bring Jack a little wagon and harness for his goat.

Ralph Jarrell

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Dear Santa Claus:

Will you please send me an automobile and as many confectioneries as you have to spare.

Your little boy,
Lewis Rustin

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My Dear Santa Claus:

Will drop you a few lines to let you know what I want.  Will you please bring me some nuts of four kinds, and oranges, apples and raisins.

Your little girls,
Susan and Nannie Mae Harmon

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To My Dear Santa Claus:

I will write you to let you know what I wish you to bring me and that is, a doll, nuts of various kinds, apples, oranges and raisins.

Your little girl,
Minnie Rustin

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My Dear Santa Claus:

Will write and tell you want I want.  Will you please bring me a doll and doll carriage, also bring me nuts, apples, oranges and raisins.

Your little girl,
Naomi Pilkinton

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Dear Santa Claus:

I guess I will tell you what I want you to bring me.  Will you bring me a wagon and a watch, also some nuts of all kinds, oranges, apples and raisins.

Your little boy,
Zebedee Pilkinton

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Dear Santa Claus:

Will write and tell you what I want.  Will you please bring me a big doll and some nuts, raisins, oranges and apples.

Your little girl,
Ruth Pilkinton

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Dear Santa:

I have been a sweet little girl to do what my mamma dear and papa dear said do, and they told me you would be nice to me Xmas.  So please bring me lots of nice things and bring little sister Marie lots of things, too.  I want a piano, a great big doll what has curly hair with blue eyes to shut, a nice little purse, and just lots of oranges, apples, 'nanas, grapes, toe-nuts, English walnuts, Schrafft's chocolate candy in 1 lb. Box.  Now don't forget to bring mamma and papa something.  If you do, I am afraid papa will stop up the chimney.  

I am,
Little Mildred Garrett

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little boy nine (9) years old.  I want you to please bring me a bicycle, a money bank, a train or automobile, some fruit and confectionery, and be sure to bring me some fire crackers and roman candles.

Please don't forget my little twin brother and sister, Ruby Ilene and Robert Eugene.  Bring them something, too.

Hubert Paul Byrd

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Dear Old Santa:

Please bring me a magic lantern, tool chest, a ball and an automobile.

Guy Chambus

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Dear Santa Claus:

I have been a good boy this year, so I want you to bring me an airgun that will shoot a thousand times, also some confectioneries and anything else you want to bring.  Bring mamma and papa something nice.

Your friend,
Thomas Chapman

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a doll carriage and a locket and all good things to eat.  I am a little girl seven years old.  I have pieced a quilt and mamma gave me a quilting.  I can help mamma do lots of things.  Please don't forget her.

Your little girl,
Maesal Cox

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a bicycle and a cap burster and lots of good things to eat.  I am a little school boy eight years old and like to go to school.  Santa Claus, please don't forget mamma and papa.

Your little boy,
Cecil Cox

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me some nice things to eat and some little toys and lots of fireworks and all the nice things you have to spare.

Your little friend,
Hinton Pye

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me all kinds of fireworks and some toys and fruits, candy and lots of nice things, bring me and my brother a tricycle, too, if you have any.

Your little friend,
Gardner Pye

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a bicycle and lots of nice things to eat and anything nice you have to spare.  I will enjoy anything you bring me.

Your friend,
Mosley Childres

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am writing you want I want you to please bring me.

Bring me a wagon, a horse, some candy, apples, oranges, raisins, grapes, nuts and some fireworks.

I will fasten the dog up so he cannot bite you.

Emmitte Wilson

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Dear Santa Claus:

Will you please bring me a bicycle, some candy, some fruit and some nuts.  And a wagon and some toys.

We will leave the back door open because you cannot get down the chimney.

Lawson Wilson

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a bicycle and goat and some fruit and candy.

Beauford Tucker

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Dear Santa Claus:

Will you please bring me a china doll, some oranges, apples, raisins and nuts?

Many thanks in advance.

Louise Tucker

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Dear Santa:

Bring me a doll and plenty of fruit.  I am going to school and learn fast.  We have a fine school and mamma says I am real smart for a little girl of 8 years.  So please don't forget me.

Clemmie Moore

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Dear Santa Claus:

How are you?  Well, I hope.  I want you to bring me a doll and a vase.  I thank you for your presents every year.  I want you to bring me some nuts and apples and oranges.  I will close.

Your Friend,
Ethel Smith

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Dear Santa:

You will find my stocking hanging by the fireside.  I hope you will not fool me.  Bring me an automobile to play with and fill my stocking full of good things to eat.  Mamma says I cannot have a cap pistol, but if you will bring me one I will not take it to school.  I am a little boy 7 years old and love you very much.

Terrell Smith

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Dear Old Santa Claus:

I want you to bring me a big wax doll, and some apples, oranges and candy of all kinds, and some English walnuts, pecans and a go-cart for my doll.  Please don't forget to bring all I ask for.  

From your little friend.
Corinne Tucker

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a box with a comb, brush and mirror, also apples, oranges, raisins and nuts.  Bye bye dear Santa.

Your little girl,
Velma Underwood

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a locket and chain, a diamond ring, and all kinds of fruits, candies and nuts.  

Bye bye dear Santa,
Ora Underwood

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a smart little girl, I go to school and am learning fast.  I want you to bring me a bisque doll, a go-cart, fruits, nuts and candies.

Eula Underwood

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Dear Santa Claus:

I have been smart for an eight year old girl, and I want you to please bring me a pair of pretty vases, a cup and saucer, and all kinds of fruits, nuts and candies.

Ruby Underwood

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a bisque doll with curly hair, a nice go-cart and some fruits, nuts and candies.

Ouida Underwood

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little boy eight years old, and I want you to bring me a little gun, a little wagon and harness, and lots of good things to eat.

Eddie Windham

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Dear Santa:

Please bring me a ball and mitt, some fireworks and lots of fruits, nuts and candies.

Martin Hinton

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a ball and mitt, some fireworks, apples, oranges and candies.

Cyril Hinton

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a pretty doll and some nice toys. I am nine years old and am real smart.

Maurene Sanders

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a bicycle, some fruits, nuts and candies.

Clarence Sanders

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Dear Santa:

Please bring me a doll and other toys, some fruits and candies.

Iva Sanders

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am looking forward to your coming with great pleasure, you have always been so good.  Dear Santa, I am not hard to please, and any nice toys, fruits, and candies that you may bring will be appreciated.

Evelyn Taunton

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Dear Santa Claus:

We are anxiously awaiting your coming, and we want you to bring us balls, tops, kites, hoops and fruits.  A merry Xmas to everyone.

Grady and Horace Taunton

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Dear old Santa:

I am a little boy just seven years old.  I want you to bring me a horse, and fruits of all kinds.  Wishing you a merry Xmas.

Howard Taunton

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Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring me a sleeping doll, a set of vases, some apples, oranges and candy.  Hoping you will remember me.

I am, your little friend,
Myrtle Bartlett

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little girl eleven years old, and I want you to please bring me a nice recitation book and anything else you think suitable.

Your little friend,
Gladys Haywood

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Dear Santa:

I am a little boy five years old.  I am going to school and study very hard.  I want you to bring me a little wagon, some fireworks and lots of fruits and confectioneries.

Your little friend,
Earl Haywood

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Dear Santa Claus:

I am a little boy eight years old.  I go to school and try to learn my lessons well.  Please bring me an airgun, some shot, fruits and confectioneries.

Your little friend,
Curtis Haywood

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Dear Santa Claus:

Will you please be so kind as to bring me a toy automobile, some fruits, nuts and candies.

I have no mother to make me happy and hope you will be good enough to cheer me that much.

Motherless boy,
Ernest C. Cochran

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Dear Santa Claus:

We are Mr. Tom Cochran's little girls.  We were eleven years old last Friday.  We want you to bring us a pretty little doll each and some fruits, candies and nuts.  We live some distance from town but hope you won't get lost on your way.  Now please remember us, for you know it is so bad to be disappointed.

Lura and Lorena Cochran

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Children whose letters we were unable to publish, much to our regret:

Floyd Blair, Charlie Blair, Ruby Childress, Elizabeth Childress, Clovis Pool, Effie Tucker, Tom Watson Edwards, Eva Pearl Childress, Ruby Windham, Samuel Jackson Edwards, Lela May Fowler, Little Cleoh E. Blair, Eunice Ruth Windham, Eva George Windham, Jack Windham, J.W. Windham, Lenty Windham, Guy Kirksey, Eunice Kirksey, Pearl Kirksey, Clyde Bryan Carson, Eugene Harris, Leslie Haywood, Little Margaret and Martha Benns, Lillie P. Gaultney, Fannie Lee Booth, Bernard Amos, Verna Elliston, Eunia Whittle, Emmie Whittle, Nina Royal, Mary Lou Wadsworth, Myrtice Wadsworth, Ruth Wadsworth, Little Wheeler Williamson, Little Roscoe Williamson, Doris Williamson, Etta Bell Garrett, Sarah Jewel Garrett, Flem Gill, Lorena Ivey, Rufus Ivey, Leola Ivey, Lucile Ivey, Hilton Rogers, Albert Rogers, Mildred Payne, Emeline James, Kate Musselwhite, Essie V. Emerson, Annie Windham, Earnest Foy, Ruth Williams, Clara Louise Gilson, Little William Childress, Virginia Foy, Ruth Harris, Hinton Hobbs, Leila Hobbs, Mary Ruth Kimble, Charlie Mullins, Wilma Lou Whittington, Lennon Whittington, Eunice Whittington, Leila Kate Adams, Iva Jinks, Wanzie Peterman, Vastine Adams, Robert Davant, Hilda Windham, William and Charlie Horton, Henry Herschel McAfee, Pauline McAfee, Little Jason Byrd, Bernard Byrd, Willie Z. Goodwin, Evelyn Goodwin, Dudley Goodwin, Evelyn Giles, Little Irene Giles, Wynelle and Lillian Jinks, Little Hampton Childress, Little Pearl Childress, Louise Hammock, Louise Pope, Little William Childress, Alene Rodgers, Willie Robert Rodgers, Johnnie Youngblood, Clifford Moore, Jim Stewart Watson, Drudie and Ludie Averette, Windham Caldwell, Lucile Adams, Eugene Adams, Rayford Adams, Guy Garrett, Marcellus Garrett, Annie Laure Garrett, Clovis Johnson, D.R. Bigbie, Jr., Bissie Mae Theus, Eva Theus, Leila Williams, Mabel Searcy, James Searcy, Beulah Philmon, Nina Moore, Lula Moore, Ethel Shealy, Bessie Kate Shealy, Ira Shealy, Valse Johnson, Amanda Harris, Sallie Brewer, Clyde Brewer, Ouida Brewer, Odella Bartlett, Wesley Cox, Lincoln Taunton, Clyde Cox, Eva Cox, Asa Joiner, Katie Nell Harris, Elmer Joiner, Bernard Walker, Jewel Cox, Worthan Taunton, Harris Taunton, Calvin Bartlett, Edith Joyner, Clay Cox, Mary Etta Bartlett, Silas Harris, Clarence Johnson, Elia Gray Blair, Maude Taunton, Edith Peterman, Nettie Harris, Gordon Peterman, Oscar Taunton, Odella Cox, Guy Peterman, Hallie Johnson, Dorice Cox, Nina Walker, Maude Peterman, Dewey Johnson, Gertrude Cox, Bertha Joyner, Henry Bartlett, Florence Bartlett, Florence Taunton, J.D. Harris, Lucy Green, Kathleen Green, Mintie Theus, Leon Theus, Eunice Theus, Beulah Weaver, George Johnson, Cloe Young, Gussie Wilson, Kate Wade, Graham Wade, Mercer Wade, Corinne Theus, Lillie Gaultney, Jane Cox, Bernice Cox, Lila May Blair, Lillian Blair, Frederick Fagan, Jack Suggs, Mary Suggs, Leonard Cooper, Willie Ed Cooper, Gordon Bazemore, Homer Bazemore, T.J. Harris, J.J. Harris, C.M. Harris, Addis Bernard Gordy, Bessie Hobbs, John Mangham, Fannie Mae Adams, Durwood Gaultney, Beulah Gaultney, Jack Heath.


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