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More Christmas Letters 1909

Lawrenceville Republican December 16, 1909


Billett, Illinois. Dear Santa, I will write you a letter and tell you what I want for Christmas. I am a little girl eight-years-old and live south of Billett by the red school house. Now I want you to bring me a doll and a doll carriage, a set of dishes and candy, oranges and peanuts. I will go to bed early. Good bye Santa, Alice Anderson


Lawrenceville, Illinois. Dear Santa, I thought I would write you a letter and tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a big doll and a doll buggy and a set of furs. Some oranges, candy and nuts and a table and a set of dishes. If I get all these things, I will be happy as a bird. Your little friend, Carrie Lowe.


Lawrenceville, Illinois, Dear Mr. Santa Claus, I am a little boy and it is almost time for you to come I will tell you what I want most for Christmas. Of course, you know I want some nuts and candy. But dear Santa I want a little set of spoons more than anything else, oh for joy I do love spoons. I have a little sweetheart. She says she likes spoons too. And now dear Santa anxiously waiting for the arrival of my spoons and you, I will say good bye. Walter Tiffany


Pinkstaff, Illinois, Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl seven-years-old. I live in Pinkstaff. I want a doll and some hair ribbons. I go to school every day. Lucy Anvil


Pinkstaff, Illinois, Dear Santa: I am a little boy ten -years-old. I want a story book and some candy and oranges and a gun and some shells. I want a pair of gloves. Clarence Baker.


Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl seven-years-old. I want a doll carriage and a doll and a pair of side combs and some candy and some oranges and some nuts. I guess that is all dear Santa. Tressie Chansler


Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl four-years-old. I want a doll carriage, trunk and some candy and nuts. Don’t for get to bring my little brother a horn. That is all for this Christmas. Alice Chansler


Pinkstaff, Illinois, Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl eight-years-old. I want a set of dishes, a go cart, new dress, a ring. I go to school at Pinkstaff. Our house is brown trimmed in yellow. Lorene Steffy


Ed note: At first Walter Tiffany's letter was a puzzle to me, about the set of spoons. Then the researcher pointed out to me that it must be a set of spoons for playing music, not a set of dinner spoons...silly me.


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