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1929 - 1931
 


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1929
Now dear Santa please don't forget all the poor little children...
 


Little Eight-Year-Vivian Fisher Writes Letter to Santa Claus

The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 9, 1929

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little girl, eight years old. I am very glad to see dear old Santa come but so sorry to see him forget some poor little girl or boy who hasen't got any money to buy them something nice for Christmas. Please when you remember ever one else that hasen't got no way to get something nice if you have some left bring me a rain coat to wear to school when it rains hard. And if you have enough dolls to spare bring me one with brown curly hair and little sister wants a doll and my little brother says he wants a ball. Now dear Santa please don't forget all the poor little children for you know our dear Lord said the poor were his and he hates to see any one forget his people and I do to. Will close hoping you get my letter and wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Vivian Fisher, Box 1173

 

 


Santa Claus Gets His Mail at Tribune Office

The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, December 10, 1929

 

Dear Santa:

   I am a little girl two years old. I would like for you to bring me a tricycle, a little rocking chair and any other toys you may have to spare. I live in New Gulf, but you will find me in Bay City at my grandmother's Mrs. Norcross, on Christmas eve night. Your little friend.

Melvin Carroll Kennedy

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am so happy that Christmas will soon be here. I always have more fun during the holidays than any other time of the year. I know you are wondering what I want for Christmas. I had rather have a bike, banjo, uke, old maid game please, jack straws, a big trunk for myself, Tip the Belle Boy. Will be pleased with anything else you wish to bring me. Always your little friend, age nine years.

Mary Helen Norcross

P. S.--I would also like to have a game called Gee Wiz Horse Race.

 


Old Santy's Mail Box Getting Many Letters

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, December 11, 1929

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am glad to see you come again this year on Christmas Eve. I want you to see all the children in the world and if you have a pump air rifle left please give it to me, and also give me a steam engine. But please do not forget the other poor little boys and girls. But what I would like best of all is a good rain coat of which keeps the cold and rain out and a pair of boots to go with it. I wear size 3 and I wear about size 12 in my rain coat. Send me either one of the two. Don't forget the other poor children.

Yours truly,

Roy Lee Booth

Bay City, Texas

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little boy 11 years old. I have been to most every store in town and see most all the toys and the best I have seen yet was a tractor at J. C. Penney's store, it is yellow with a little red wagon fastened on behind it, it just costs $1.98, so if you can Santa please bring it to me for I sure want it to play with, and please remember every little boy and girl all grown people too in B. C. and everywhere for it sure is sad to be forgot at Xmas time. I sure do hope it snows a big snow at Xmas, so we can all play in the snow and if it does I am going to make me a big Santa  Claus out of snow, so I will close wishing you a very merry Xmas.

Your friend,

Marvin Fisher

 

I am a little boy 11 years old.

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am very glad to see you come. What I want is a tractor like over at J. C. Penney store with a wagon on the back of it. I have two brothers and one little sister. My brother is eight years old and wants a big fire truck like over at Cox's and one five wants a dump car and my sister wants a set of dishes. Well Santa this is about all I want so hope other little kinds get what they want and so do I.

Wishing all a Merry Christmas,

Acel Ponder

 


More Santa Claus Letters
The Daily Tribune, Thursday, December 12, 1929

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Oh, I am so proud of Christmas to be here soon again. I am 10 years old. Santa Claus all I wish for Christmas is a single shot air rifle. I have a brother, Clifford, he is eight years old. He wants Santa Claus to bring him a fire truck and an airplane. So please don't forget all of the other poor boys and girls.

Your friend,

Louis, Clifford Bothe

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Merry Christmas to everybody. Oh, I am so proud Christmas will soon be here again. Dear Santa Claus, I wish to have a pair of shoes, size one and a baby doll that crys and sleeps and candy and a apple to eat. And I have two sisters, they are seven and two years old. Irene wants a baby doll that can sleep and cry and would like to have pair of shoes, size 11 and sure would like to have a dinner set. My baby sister, Georgia May, wants a baby doll and a tea set to play with and other play things. Please don't forget all other children, who want things. Please come Christmas eve.

Your friends,

Viola, Irene and Georgie May Bothe

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little boy six years old and I hope you don't forget me this Christmas.

   I want a jumping box, a toy horn, a chest of tools, a toy aeroplane, a little car and anything else you want to bring me.

Love,

Frank Jr., Osborne

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I want a big doll, a great big one, and some dishes, a doll cart and I want Frederick and Margaret Ann to come to see me. I am two years old.

Betty Osborne

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Do you think all this rain will keep you from getting to Bay City? If not I want to tell you a few things I would like, a Mary Ann kitchen set, you can get it at J. C. Penney's, a roll top desk, a dolls kitchen utensil set. If you have to leave out any of the poor children you need not bring me all those things, but bring some to them instead. I am nine years old.

Lots of love,

Mary Alice Osborne

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   My mother says I am too little to know anything about you, but I want a rubber doll that whistles and a dog that barks.

   Tell Mrs. Claus hello for me when you get back home. I am a little boy seven months old.

Love,

Billie Boy Stanley

 


More Santa Claus Letters Received

The Daily Tribune, Friday, December 13, 1929
 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little boy twelve years old. I want a football more than anything that I know of. It only costs $2.98.

   I have always been wanting a football for a long time, but I have not got any. I hope you can spare me one. I have a sister sixteen years old. She wants a box of handkerchiefs. But the football. Oh Boy!

   Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Kenneth Gordon

 

Dear Santa:

   I am a little girl five years old. You never have brought me a great big doll like I love so much. You have lots of pretty dolls in town, but P. G. Huston has the sweetest and prettiest dolls in town and they are not so high priced either, so please dear Santy go there and look in the window and send me that great big brown haired sleeping mama doll, you will make a sad little girl glad. Please don't forget where she is cause she is the best doll in town, but if you do any kind will do. A merry Christmas to all.

Your little friend,

Susie Fisher

 


Santa Claus Continues to Get Many Letters

The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 16, 1929

 

Dearest Santa Claus:

   I know you are very busy getting things ready for the good little boys and girls. I haven't been so very bad. My name is Elizabeth Hogden. I am nine years old and I live at Wadsworth. I have a little brother seven years old just starting to school. I want a doll, some china dishes, anything else you want to bring me. Little brother would like to have a football, an air rifle, a dump truck, but listen, don't forget the poor little boys and girls.

Love,

Elizabeth Hogden

Wadsworth, Texas, Box 77

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I want you to bring me a bow and arrow, a steam roller and an airplane. Jack wants a doll. We will be glad to get anything you bring Santa.

Buck McKelvy

 


Old Santa's Mail Continues to Come

The Daily Tribune, Friday, December 20, 1929

 

Dear Old Santa Claus:

   I am a little girl seven years old and I want a Mary Ann Kitchen Set. You will find it at J. C. Penney's and they have a high chair and a bench box I want too. This will be all for me, Santa, I have a little brother, he is five years old and he wants you to bring him a B. B. gun and a tool chest. Now I think this will be all for this year.

   But Santa, plase be sure and remember the rest of the little children and we will have you some cake when you come. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Laura Louise Gerrell

 



 

1930
 I want you to bring my little sister a doll without hair because she will pull it off...
 


Santa Claus Letters

The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 8, 1930

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little girl two years old. Please bring me a dolly, a little piano like Mr. Penney has, a broom, a hammer and a blackboard.

   Please don't miss any little boy or girl.

   I will leave the front door unlocked for you.

I love you,

Ella Frances Vaughn

 

Dear Santa Claus;

   I saw in the Daily Tribune for every boy and girl old and young to write to you. So I am trying my luck now. I wrote to you last Christmas and did not get anything but I don't care anyhow for there were so many poor children that did not get anything. I will tell you what I want. I think J. C. Penney's store has some of the prettiest dolls in town and there is a doll in Penney's window that I want. She is sitting in a little doll cart and has on a white dress and a pink jacket and a little pink cap like the jacket, they are both trimmed in white. In the store I think the doll is in a box. Well dear Santa I believe that is all I want this Christmas, but my little sister wants a doll like mine. So goodbye dear Santa.

Yours truly,

Vivian Lois Fisher

Box 1172, Age 9

 


Santa Claus Letter

The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, December 9, 1930


I am a little girl ten years old.

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am in school. I saw a little boy doll at Oshman's that I want you to bring me. Please bring me some books to read, a pencil box, a pair of gloves, a red and white like china set. Hope you do not forget the bike. With best wishes.

Your friend,

Helen Mary Norcross

 


Santa Claus Letters

The Daily Tribune, Friday, December 12, 1930
 

Dear Santa:

   My name is Buck McKelvy, I am seven years old, and am in the first grade.

   I would like very much for you to bring me a scooter and airplane, a big blue one like those at Butler-Grimes.

   I have been a good boy and I will always love you.

Buck

 

   My name is Adalie King. I am five years old.

   For Christmas I want a doll, you can get it at Penney's. It has a pink sweater, pink cap, and has white shoes on. I want a blanket and china dishes to match. Santa please fill my stocking with candy, fruit and nuts.

   My sister, Jimmie Lou, wants the same only her doll has blue eyes, etc.

   I have been a very good girl, and I still love you.

Adalie and Jimmy Lou

 


Santa Claus Letters

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, December 18, 1930


Buckeye, Texas

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am writing to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a doll, embroidery set, a box of water colors, and a stocking of goodys.

   I want you to bring my little sister a doll without hair because she will pull it off and to bring her some little tinkertoys.

Your helper,

Leona Dunbar

 

Buckeye, Texas

Dear Santa Claus;

   My name is Margaret Schulze. I want a phonograph and a blackboard too and my brother wants a fuzzy dog. My brother's name is Howard Dean Schulze. My brother is 17 months old.

Your helper,

Margaret Schulze

 


Santa Claus Letter

The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 22, 1930


Bay City, Texas

Dear Santa Claus:

I want a saw with a steel blade and hack saw, jaw vise, tinner's snips, soldering iron, solder, plane, hammer, chisel, brace and bit, file, and a ruler, a turnover tank and a bicycle.

Yours truly,

Bruce Thomas

P. S.--Roy wants a steam roller that will hold 150 pounds, a filling station 15-inches long, a pool table for a little boy, and a dumping truck.

Roy

P.S.--The baby wants a doll that opens and shuts her eyes and cries and a 25 cents iron car and two little straight chairs and all kinds of candy and nuts and fruits.

Yours truly

Bruce, Roy & Baby

 



 

1931
...in fact, I want everything I see...
 


Santa Claus Letters

The Daily Tribune, Saturday, December 5, 1931

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I thought I would write you a letter and ask you for some presents for Christmas.

   Santa, I want a pair of red gloves, a little doll in pajamas like in J. C. Penney's store. She has on flowered pajamas. She sure is pretty and I sure do want her.

   Well Dear Santa I am hurrying this letter off to see if you really will send me this gift. Dear Santa my sister is writing you too. I hope you will send at least one of us something. Well Santa Claus Goo-by.

Your little friend,

Susie Astel Fisher

Age 7, Box 1173

Bay City, Texas

 

Dear Santa:

   This makes the third time I have wrote to you but have not received anything so far. My brother got a tractor from you about two years ago. Well Santa believe I will tell you what I want.

   Christmas, I want one pair of blue gloves, a little black or red belt, and a manicure set. Dear Santa I think that is enough for me. But my little brother and sister would like to have a little teddy bear. Santa Claus I haven't anything else to say so goodbye Santa Claus!

Vivian Lois Fisher

Aug 10, Box 1173

Bay City, Texas

 


Santa Claus Letters
The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, December 8, 1931

 

This young man is not writing to Santa Claus. He evidently is making out a list for the entire town. Here is what Billy Thompson wants Santa to bring him.


Bay City, Texas

Dec. 5, 1931

Dear Santa Claus:

Please bring the following articles:

Newest Elgin Silver Eagle Bicycle,

Set of double twelve dominoes,

Nine trixy puzzles,

One new de luze nine hole golf set,

Genuine Noma electric light outfit,

Christmas story for boys,

Flannel two piece Santa Claus suit,

Electric lighted decoratice tree stand,

Ship building out fit No. 115,

Tinkertoy builder,

Latest model miniature barn or cattle barn,

Child's roll top desk,

Reversible climbing tractor,

Marx climbing toys,

Toy castle and bridge for our tractors and tanks,

Auto transport and three racers,

Electric movie machine,

Pebbled gray split leather football,

A modernistic agate set,

Practical toys for boys,

All Balso wood plane,

Mechanical circus,

Musical merry go round,

Sporty motor boat,

Christmas gift stockings,

Aerial defense 14 piece set,

Indestructible Buddy "L" steel torpedo,

Toys filled with candy,

Pen and pencil set,

Eastman No. 2 camera,

Children's story book,

Sheeplined coat,

Sturdy service hi-cut boots,

Highway king umbrella tent,

New 6 wheel truck,

New "O" gauge reversing steam type train,

Reversible horizontal electric steam engine,

Hook and ladder truck,

Five piece police outfit.

 


Santa Claus Letter

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, December 9, 1931


   I am a little boy six years old. I want a little dragline, a train, a great big truck, a story book and a paint book. I also want a little tractor. I am waiting till Christmas Day and hope that you can bring me these things.

Love,

Gardener Serril


 

 

Santa Claus Letters
The Daily Tribune, Saturday, December 12, 1931
 

Bay City, Texas

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am six years old and going to school and I would like for you to help me this Christmas. I am not able to mail you money this year. Please bring me the things you can spare most. I am a little boy and I live at Grandpa Hughes place. If you can please bring me some candy, apples, oranges and nuts.

With love,

W. B. Hughes

 

Bay City, Texas

Dear Santa:

   I am a little girl 11 years old. We havent' much this Christmas and no money to send you. All I want is that little doll in J. C. Penney's store. She has on little black shoes and white socks. She has on a little blue and white dress, real eyelids that open and shut. And she has painted hair. And if you can Dear Santa please leave me some apples, oranges, candy and nuts.

   I have a little cousin who lives out of town. His mother is sick and he has no daddy to buy for him. He will be two years old in March. Won't you please remember him on Christmas? If you can't get out to his house just leave him a little box and I'll give it to him on Christmas. Well Dear Santa that is all. Much love,
Your little friend,

Agnes May Hughes

 

Bay City, Texas

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am 9 years old. I would like to have a little help from you this Christmas. I am not able to get many things if you can Dear Santa Claus please bring me a doll, as near like dollie Dimples as you can and a manicure set, apples, candy, oranges and nuts. That is all I want. With love,

Your friend,
Marjorie Helen Hughes

 

Matagorda, Texas

Dec. 10, 1931

Dear Santa Claus:

   Will you please bring me a doll, a piano and a doll swing. Don't forget to bring me some candy and fruit. I have been a good girl all year. Love to you.

Dorothy Jane Carlton

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I live at Wadsworth and am five years old. I think I am a good little girl and I want Dear Santa Claus to bring me a set of dishes, a doll and doll buggy and a cabinet to put my dishes in and don't forget to bring some candy as the roads are very muddy you may have to come in an airplane.

   I will look for you just the Christmas night.

Yours truly,

Little Ruth Hatchett

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Please bring me a wrecker, some tools, a necktie and a book with stories about Jesus.

   Be sure to remember all the good little boys and girls everywhere.

Gordon Leland Williams

 


Santa Claus Letter

The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, December 15, 1931

 

Wadsworth, Texas

Dec. 14, 1931

Dear Santa Claus:

   Will you please send me a wagon, doll, dresser, cabinet, doll bed for Christmas. I am six years old.

Joyce Bunk

 


Santa Claus Letters

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday December 16, 1931
 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Will you please bring me for Christmas a little rocking chair a piano a pretty dolly and a cradle for her.

   I am a very good little girl, nearly four years old and I love you.

Bettie Lou Benedict

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I am a little girl 10 years old. My mother is a widow lady. We have a comfortable home and mother makes a comfortable living but she don't make enough to get us any Christmas toys and we would be very happy if you could send something. We live near Mrs. E. E. Wood. I would like very much to get a pair of skates.

   Claud wants a football. Alvin wants a red wagon. Little Daisy wants a doll.

Beatrice Brown

 


Santa Claus Letters From Matagorda

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, December 23, 1931
 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Please send me a great big doll house, big doll with curly hair, little buggy. Monte wants a gun, little coffee urn, little radio, little dishes and toilet water, little car, doll bed, circus and cedar chest.

Gentry Davis

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   Will you please bring me a little doll. I will appreciate it very much.

Dora Salez

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I want a flapper doll and a set of dishes and a bracelet too. My little brother wants a dump truck, tool chest, watch too. My baby sister wants a dolly and a rocking chair and a broom and thank you Santa Claus.

Meland, Marie, Billie Profit

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I got your letter and was glad to hear from you. I want quite a few things, here are some of them. I would like to have a little doll set, a little tea kettle, a little muffin pan, some little beads, a little bicycle with a carrier on one side, and a small tea set, in fact, I want everything I see, but will take anything you give me and be satisfied.

Shirley Pickel

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I got your letter and I want to thank you and I have sent you one but will send you one more to tell you what I want. A rocking chair, tricycle, doll in trunk, a train and a big Christmas stocking. I have been a real good girl and hope you will bring me some toys. I will see you over at Duffy's store.

Lillian Williams

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   How are you, fine I hope. I wish you would bring me a pump air gun and three boxes of shells and Billie Joe wants a little tool chest and Sammie Wants a little trunk and doll and some doll clothes.

W. B. Poarch

 


Santa Claus Letters From Buckeye

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, December 24, 1931
 

Dear Santa Claus:

   We will be glad to see you here. We would enjoy seeing you again. Santa Claus would you like to come here on December 23, 1931? I would like a doll with hair and eyes that open and shut. My brother wants a wagon and a jack-knife sharp enough to cut. The other brother wants a big ball and a set of blocks. I want a china set. My teacher's name is Miss Powell.

Your little friend,

Anita Flores

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   As Christmas is almost here again I'd better write you a few lines. Last Christmas we enjoyed your visit so much. I thank you so much for the things you brought. Now Santa Claus I am going to tell you what I want for Christmas this year. I want a washable wig doll and a guitar, a horn, a black board, some candy and fruit. Santa Claus please bring my little brother a hammer and a big ball. We wont ask for any thing else.

   We will leave you some fruit cake on our dining table.

Your little friend.

Marguerite Schulze

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   We certainly thank you for coming to see us last year. This year my sister wants a little doll and a chair that she can carry for she is just two years old and I want a doll that belongs to the Patsy Ann family. We will surely thank you if you will visit us this year.

Your friend,

Leona Dunbar

 

Dear Santa Claus:

   I will write you to let you know what I want for Christmas this year. I want a pair of skates and a big doll, some candy and some apples. My little brother wants a red wagon and a spinning top. We will have a Christmas tree this year. I hope you can be at it very much. I will thank you very much.
Your little friend.

Flora Wood

 

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