Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO
Newspaper Page Text
Children's Letters to Santa Claus,
Shiel. Mo. Dec. 3. 1900. Dear Santa Claus. I am a little girl ten years old. 1 will tell you what I want Christmas I want a big doll a rocking chair and fire crackers and some caudy and nuts please be sure and bring them. yours truly Cammie Grealhouse Monroe City. Mo. Nov 28. 1900. Dear Santa Clause. Iam little 7 yrs old girl. I will write and tell Santa what I want for Christmas. Please bring Me a i big china doll, and candy and nuts, remember all of the other little Children. Garnet Rruse. Pans Mo. Nov. 30. 1900. Dnar Santa Claun, I will tell you what I want for Christmas Please bring me a doll and a doll bed and a ring and a thimble Mamama says that I want a good many of present. I am to.sicU to go to school. I have not been to school since last Thursday. I am seven years old. good by. Ruby Umstattd. Monroe City Mo Nov 29 1900, Dear Santas Ely, Mo., Nov. 3. 1900. Dear Santy I will write you a few lines to let you know what I would like to have for cristmas I am seven years old and live one mile and a half from Ely. I want a pair of shoes to weare to school, a drum, some candy nuts and bannas and ornges. I want you to remember all of the lit tle children and make their lit tle hearts happy and I am sure that you will not forget to do Pleas imember us all wishing you a happy cristmas and a merry New Year I remnin your True Little Frind John Hardwick. II Monroe City, Mo. Nov. 2H, 1900. Dear Santa, I am a girl 11 yrs. of age. I wrote last year to good santy. I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want a gold, ring, handkerchief and a story book of Roberson Creueso, and candy nuts and a orange. Pearl Rouse. Monroe City. Mo. Nov. 23. 1900. Dear Santa, I am a little girl 5 years old this my first letter to Santa, 1 will bang My Stocking close to tbe Chimney So they Can be easy to find. I want a little china doll. Josie Rouse. I am little 10 years old boy. Please bring me a story book and some candy and some nuts Please remember all the other little childrens. Ira M. Rouse. Monroe City Mo. December 1. 1900. Dear Santa Claus. Please bring me a nice pair of finger gloves and a nice pen holder. Please bring me some fire crackers. Please Santa Claus bring me a nice knife. Claude Westfall. Monroe City Mo. Dear Santa Claus. I want a nice doll and a doll bed a game of authors and story book and nuts and candy well good bye Your friend. Anna B. Sharp. At The North Pole. Dear santy. want a doll head with dark heair and a baby buggie. That is all so good bye. Prom Gladys Pettit. Shiel, Mo Dec. 3. 1900 Dear Santa Claus. I am a little boy seven years old. I go to school every day. My teachers name is Miss Mary E Glascock. I like her very much. I will tell you what I want I want a gun, and caps, and some fire crackers, and candy, and nuts, you will find my home, a mile and a half south of Shiel yours truly Lloyd Greathouse Monroe City Mo. Dear Santa Claus. I want a doll large speech book and a Pair of Skates and of course a lot of candy and nuts Well this is all I want this Christmas Your ever true friend Bessie Sharp, Ik Dec. 4 1900 Monroe City Mo. Dear Santa Claus. I want you to bring me a watch, a doll and pocktbook. I didn't get any doli last Xmas. & please dont forget it this time. Don't lorget to bring my ttle brothers something too and remember my Grandpa Bris. Goodbye Mable Va. Hawkins. m Monroe City Mo. Dec. 6 1900. Dear old santa claus. I wrote you a tew years ago but you did not answer so I thought I write agan. Dear Santa I will tell you what I want for Xmas, I waut a little express wagon, and a drum, and a bicycle horse, and a horn, and one of them Xmas sleigh, and a wheelborada, and if you canf give me some candy and pea nuts, and oranges and some ba nanas. I close with much love and wish you and your wife a good succedfull time. I must close so good by, by, by, From your little Friend Joe Hardy. monroe city Mo. Dear Santa Claus. Did you ever see me I will hangup my stock ing Christmas eve 1 want a drum please & a wagon please & A. B. C. book with pictures inside of it please I am seven years old this is mv first school may be I can write better uext year love to all fc you too Roger W. Sevier. Monroe City, Mo. Nov. 28. 1900. Dear Santa, I am little girl 9 years old. I want Santa to bring me a big China doll, Set of pushes add Story Books, I hope others will get what they want for Christmas, you must remember the last year, Please remember the poor Peo ple. Ruby E. Rous. Dear Santa Cause I want a little tub wash board & tlothes pins & anything else you have to spare, hope you can find the way out here in tbe arkansas valley. Essie Maye Powell. Monroe City. Mo., Dec. 5, 1900... Dear santa claus: I am a lit tle girl seven years old. I want to write you and tell you some things I wish for Christ mas. I would like to have a pretty doll and a bed for her to sleep in and a nice dress for her to wear. Monroe City, Mo., Nov. 29, 1900. Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl 3 years old.. I want a Set of of china dishes. Lora June Rouse. Monroe City Mo. Dec 5 1900. Dear Santa Claus. I will write to you and let you know that Xams is almost at hand and will let you know what I want for Xmas It will be al right if you wold on ly send me a big doll and if you have it to spare I wold like some candy, and som peanuts and some apples. so goodby, your's Repty, Virgie Hardy. Monroe City, Mo. Dec. 6.th 1900. Dear Santa Claus: I wrote to you couple a years ago, But did not receive any answer from you. I wrote to you to let you know what I want. Bring me a great big doll, & some candy & peanuts, oranges & bannas, apples. I will have to close with much love to you and your wife, Your Little Friend Marie Hardy. Paris Mo. Nov. 30, 1900. Dear Santa Claus, Brother Jim wanted me to rite him a letter. He can't rite nnd I thought that I wold rite him a letter. He wants a wagon big engh to haul in wood and a horn and a drum good by. Jim Umstattd.