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SANTA'S LETTER BOX, 1899
(Dallas County)


 

DECEMBER 12, 1899

Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a rubber tire trap, a drum, a lawn mower, opera glasses, a horn, ball, a boy doll, a box of soldiers. Send these for my little sister: A big doll, doll buggy, piano and stool, carpet sweeper, gloves and dishes. I live at No. 134 Hughes Circle.
                                           JONAS BOLANZ WEIL.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 11.--Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old. I've heard little children tell about you, but you never did come to see me and my little brother. Mama says he don't come to see poor people, but I see The Dallas News says he does, so I am going to write to you and see if there is a Santa Claus in Dallas. If you get my letter, please bring me a pair of shoes and a jacket, so I can go to school, and my brother a suit of clothes and some shoes, so he can go, too. I'd like to have a doll if you have got one to spare. I live at 129 Young street, Dallas.
                                        FREDDIE AND SAM SPEER.

- December 12, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 10, col. 6.
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DECEMBER 13, 1899

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a roller top desk like my papa's, and bring papa and mama something nice. Dear Santa, give all the little poor boys and girls something, too, please. Good-by, dear Santa.
LAWRENCE RILEY.
505 South Akard street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12.--Dear Santa; If you will be good to me and bring me a big toy gun that'll shoot beans and a collar for my dog, Bob, and something that I can blow and keep lots of noise with I'll quit throwing at the chickens and ducks like mama tells me to. She don't know I'm writing this, and if you don't bring me them things I won't quit. I ain't got but 23 cents saved up to buy them with. Yours truly,                          JIMMIE HARTER.

 

Dallas, Tex.---Dear Santa: Iwant you to please bring me a nice dolly and carriage, a tea set and anything else that you may choose. My brother Neth wants a farm wagon, a billygoat and a horn that doesn't blow loud enough to disturb papa. Polly wants a pretty dollbaby that doesn't cry, for she can cry enough for both. Please, dear Santa Claus, we will be just as good as we can be. Don't forget Christmas eve at 194 Beaumont street.
                                              VALINE LEACHMAN.

 

Dear, dear Santa: I have written you a letter which I sent up the chimney. I do hope you received it, for in it I asked for quite a number of things, but I have changed my mind about the box kite. I would like a little lawn mower instead. I send this through the dear Dallas News, that is always so kind to children. Of course you know I am only a very wee little boy, but I am trying to be very good, so that you will bring me all I have asked for. Please bring my little sisters and my baby brother something nice, too. With much love, I am your true, devoted friend.
ALFRED S. WEAVER.
435 Fairmount avenue, Dallas.

- December 13, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 10, col. 6.
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DECEMBER 14, 1899

Dear Santa Claus: I want a fire engine, and my mama a bullseye kodak, and I want a freight train. JOHN BEDELL
161 Florence street.

Lancaster, Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a rocker horse, bicycyle and train. I am 3 years old and live in Lancaster, Tex.
                                                 ESTES BEDELL.

Dear Santa Claus: Send me a little doll and send me a sled and some snow to ride it on. Send me a stove and dishes and everything else you can think of. Goodbye, sir.
ENID CAMPBELL.
326 Corinth street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 10--Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a piano, sleepy doll and a doll buggy. I am 4 years old, and I do love Santa Claus. My name is
CATHLEEN BEDELL.
161 Florence street

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12.--Dear Santa Claus: I am a good girl, and please send me a cowbell what rings and a little moo cow, a teaset, set of furniture, a boy doll, little lamp, little stove, table and a gocart, and anything else you can spare. Goodbye until you come.                                                        NORMA BATES.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice ring and nice doll and wardrobe and a comb and brush for it. Bring papa and mama something nice and don't forget to bring the poor children some candy and nuts and other good things. Please don't forget like papa does, will you?
                                          LITTLE NELLIE JACKSON.

 

Dear Santa Claus: I want a toy engine and sleighbells, and bring me a steamboat and lots of cars to put on the engine, and bring Arthur a rattle, and bring me a drum and lots of candy and nuts and oranges and bananas. Goodbye, Santa.
HARVEY CAMPBELL.
326 Corinth street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a little piano stool, jumpingjack, round table, a big doll with brown hair and eyes, Father Goose books and any other old book you can find. I will be at gran-ma's for Christmas, 323 Cherry street, Sherman, Tex.
                                      LAURA BELLE DE VOEGELEE.

 

Dear Santa Claus: I see all the kids are telling you what they want, so I will tell you what I want. Here is what I must have: A doll kitchen, a big doll and a little pearl knife. Now Santa Claus, don't you forget. Our stovepipe is small, but I think you can squeeze through. I live up town by Frank Heinish's market, and my name is
NINA HEINISH KOHLER.
[town not given]

 

Purcell, I. T., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: I want to tell you that I don't live in Dallas any more. I live in Purcell and I don't want you to forget to come up here and bring me a dolly and some candy. There are lots of little boys and girls up here, and they are all looking for you, so be sure and come. I am nearly 7 years old and go to school. Goodbye till Christmas.
                                                       MAY JOLLEY.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: I want that big engine No. 999, and coach No. 999, a horsecart, hook and ladder, a horn, a battleship Texas and an animal book. If papa and mama want anything they must write for it. I am tired. I'll be at grandpa's, in Gainesville. Am 5 years old.
                                            HALL WILLIAMSON.
P. S.--- Bring grandpa a dog, 'cause "Shag's" got pizened.

 

Orphans Home, Tex., Dec. 13. --- Dear Santa Claus: We suppose you know that we expect the presents we ask for, or we would not ask for them. We are the two girls who have to see that twenty-three little girls clean up the Buckner orphans' home dining-room three times a day, and we do hope you know how it is to try to do anything without things to do with; and we would be very much obliged to you if you would, some time during Christmas visit us and bring one dozen brooms, three tin waiters, some plates, knives, forks and spoons, and anything else you think would be useful in any way. But the things mentioned we would like to have in the dining-room right away. If you can't come and bring them please send them, and we'll be so thankful.                    MELLIE AND GENERA.

- December 14, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 10, col. 5.
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DECEMBER 15, 1899

    Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa: I want a drum and a bugle and some colored pencils and a knife. I also want a cannon. I am 5 years old. Your friend,
EUGENE ELLISON.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: As I am a stranger here I thought you would forget me. I have never been here a Christmas. I wish you to please send me a doll like a baby, a gold watch and a set of furniture for my dolls. I have two brothers that are not very good. You can bring them whatever you please. Love to you.
DOLLIE VAN GINKEL.
South Ervay street.

 

   Dear Santa Claus: All the children are sending in their Christmas letters and I will send you one. I would like a jointed doll dressed in pink and a pair of black shoes for my big doll. Please remember the poor children. I want a ring with an opal in it. And bring mama and papa and Waldo something nice. And a hear and an animal for my bracelet. And a pair of kid gloves. I will close. Your little friend,
DIXIE HESS.
296 Routh street, Dallas, Tex.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: Here's what I want for Christmas: A doll and a nice little buggy for her, a table, cooking utensils and a tea set. Then, if you can, I'd like to have a piano and story-book. Now, for my little brother, Walter, please bring a train of cars, a wagon and a horse with real hair on it. Then, Santa Claus, I would like for you to remember my papa and mama, and please don't forget any of the good children. Your little girl,
MARY HAGEN HIGINBOTHAM
485 Browder street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 13.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a large doll, a buggy, a set of dishes and some books to read. Your friend,
MAY BELLE MACKINTOSH
Hickory street

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Santa Claus: I am going to hang up my stocking at Mrs. Lack's house. Bring me a doll and a bracelet.
EDITH McBEAN
189 Highland street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a doll and buggy, dining-table and a little rubber doll for my little sister, Manile [?], and a little bed for me.
ELEANOR CAMPBELL.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I want to ask you for some things. When I get to be a big boy I am going to Manila and I want you to bring me a big gun that shoots beans, so I can kill 'em, and I want an old cat, one that I can have fun with, and I want some chewing gum and a little barber chair and a great big razor, for I will be a barber some day. And bring me lots of stick candy with red stripes on it, like a barber pole. Your friend,
CHARLEY DUNN.
106 North Murphy street.

- December 15, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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DECEMBER 16, 1899

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14 -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a gold heart to go on my necklace, with a pearl in it. Or I want a plain ring. With lots of love.
           WILLIE LEE NEWBURY.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a drum, horn, train and some circus men, a book about three bears, sleigh, a little desk, hook and ladder and hose cart.
ED. C. SMITH, JR.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I live on Commerce street, 595. I am 4 years old. I wish you would fetch one doll, some candy, doll baby buggy and some nuts. I am a good little girl. Yours, etc.,
ESTHER THOMSON.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a violin. I have enough money to buy my friends presents. I have $3 now. Please bring the poor children something nice if you can. Good-by till Christmas eve night. I live at 56 Lancaster avenue. MARGARET BONNER.

 

   Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 14--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a ring and a little iron stove, so that I can cook, and bring me a nice little Bible and a pretty doll with eyes that will shut. Please bring mama and papa and all the poor people something. STELLA WHITE.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 14--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little cow, a lion in a cage, a whip, little chair and a piggie book, a doll, some candy, oranges and nuts. Don't forget Jimmie.
PHILLIP H. CROWDER.
79 Highland street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa: I want a boat and some candy and a train with tracks and a farm yard with cows, horses and sheep, and a house and a barn for my horses and buggies, and some firecrackers and a horn and a sword. Don't forget.
GERARD SOELTER.
231 Pocahontas street.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a sword, fire engine, rifle and a cornet. I am 8 years old. Don't forget Jimmie, he is 2 years old, and will take just any old thing he can get.
Good-bye, Santa.
JOHN A. CROWDER
79 Highland street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--My dear Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old and want to write to you. Please bring a pretty dollie and a go-cart and doll bed for my dollie. Please bring me a rubber doll to give to my little 4-year-old playmate, Louise Leake.
Your little admirer,
HATTIE MERIWETHER

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--My darling Santa: I am going to hang my stocking up Christmas eve for you to fill. Please bring me a pretty doll with long flaxen curls and a little buggy to roll it in and a billy goat cart. And please don't forget my candy and nuts. I am 3 years old. Yours truly,
LIZZIE MAE HARDIE.

 

   Plano, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a false face, please, sir. And air gun, some fire crackers, some roman candles, one skyrocket. Say Santa, I want to know your age. You had better work two pair of reindeers, because the roads are muddy. I want a pair of skates. It is about time for them.
EDWIN GRADY PARIS BROWN.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please come to see me and Vesta and Marguerite and Hallie B. We are all girls and don't want any boy's toys, just dolls, dishes, go-carts, trunks and a nice story book. Please bring Hallie B. a big doll, so she won't cry for mine. She don't want much, she is so little. Don't forget Miss Hallie and papa. My mama don't want anything.
ADMYRA ADAMS
1275 McKinney avenue.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and doll buggy, writing desk, washstand and folding bed for myself, broom and a little round table with tablecloth and set of dishes, and little chairs. If it is not asking too much, dear Santa Claus, bring the same things for my sister, Freddy.
RUTH JOHNSTON,
234 Live Oak street.
P. S.--Bring Isabell, our bit-a-baby, something, too.

 

   Orphans Home, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: We love you better than any one besides Father Buckner. Are you going to come to see us this Christmas? If you would send us all something nice we would appreciate it very much.
Birtie Dodd, Susie E. Rollins Fisher, Lena George Cook, Gertrude Bell, Lee Cunningham, Bellzoro Worsham, Ella Buttrell, Maude Perry, Inez Chevedo, Ethel Grant, Lattie Woodard, Edith Taft, Gertrude Russell, Ida Collier, Melissa Handby, Georgie Cagle, Letha Yarbrough, Alberta Motley, Reba Lofton, Delma Marsh, Charles Perry, Roy Cunningham and others.
N. B.-- "And others" means there are 335 besides those who have written you, Santa Claus.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. The chimney is big and wide. I will be at grandma's this Christmas at Kopperl. I want a little doll trunk, a little stove, a set of dishes and some candy and oranges. Bring my baby brother anything you please, and my big brother a nice book. So good-bye dear old Santa. Don't forget me.
CORINNE RITCHIE.
289 Corinth street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train that runs by steam and all the candy and nuts you can spare.
ROBERT MONTGOMERY.
126 Lear street.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, horn, a passenger train, a pig mask and "Pilgrim's Progress." Lovingly,
EDDIE GLEASON.
P. S. -- Bring little brother a rattle.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--My dear Santa: I am a little girl 8 years old and I want some Christmas toys. Please send me a rag doll with long hair hanging down its back, and a little kitchen stove and tin pans and little cooking utensils that belong to the stove, and send some nuts and candy. I live at 276 McKinney avenue.
THELMA BELYEA.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I am 3 years old last summer. Please bring me a big dolly, a little dolly, a doll buggy, a teaset and anything pretty you have. And bring me two stockings full of good things. Your friend,
HALLIE READ GREER.
223 Grand avenue.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--My dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a merry go-round for my dollies. Please bring me some glasses to wear to school, and Santa, don't forget to bring me some nice apples. Won't you bring me a Christmas present to give to my friend Daisy Seay? Your little,
                                            MAY TUCKER.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a ship, desk, blackboard, chair, doll, go-cart and doll cradle. Bring sister a go-cart, doll, little red chair, doll cradle, and bring us both lots of oranges, bananas, apples, nuts and candy. I am 7 years old and my little sister is 3 years old, and we live at 310 Bryan street.
WILLIE DE BORDE.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a violin and some new strings for my bow, a French harp, a big doll, a carpet sweeper for my doll house, a drawing book and some colored pencils, and please let papa come home soon. Bring Annie some books and fireworks. I am good most of the time, because you are sitting on top of the chimney. I am 5 years old. Good-bye until Christmas.
            JEWEL McCORMICK.

- December 16, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 4.
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DECEMBER 17, 1899

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. I want a sword, an iron cannon, a magic lantern and the game of fun with magnetism.
STEWART McKNIGHT.
278 Grand avenue.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I want an air gun and I want a sweater and a little wagon. I like for Christmas to come. I hope I will get a whole lot of things and I want a Little Men and Women and Jack and Jill.
               CHARLES DEXTER.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a sword and a drum and a company of soldiers, and something for Mrs. Dawson, and something for mama. Good-bye, Santa.
                GERARD SOELTER.

 

   Belton, Tex., Dec. 14.--Dear Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what I want Christmas. I live at Belton. I am 9 years old and I go to the South Belton school. I have an uncle at Dallas, S. S. Adams.  Well, dear Santa, I want a nice story book and a nice pencil sharpener and a nice pencil box.  Dear Santa Claus, I will thank you if you will bring these things.
                 LEON CLIFTON.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun, fire engine, horn, a set of nine pins and an iron train, and bring my little sister Virginia a doll and doll carriage and fruit. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
           MILTON NELMS.

 

   Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Bible and a washing set and a little iron stove and a ring with a red set in it. I am 9 years old. Grandpa wants a gun to kill hogs with. So good-bye till Christmas. Your friend,
            LOUISE MILLER.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I though I would write and tell you what I want. I want a little muff, a doll, lunch basket and a little folding-bed and some candy, and a doll all dressed. Be sure and bring Dempster some toys, for he has been a goody boy. I will close now, good-bye.
                  KATHLEEN MURPHY.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: For Christmas, I want a long horn, a patrol wagon, an engine that I wind up and it can run, a bridle and a little whip, a cannon, a drum and lots of other things. My little brother wants a Christmas tree full of nice things. With love to you, I am, your friend,
CLAUDE ANDREW RITTER.
443 South Ervay street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--My dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll, a go-cart, round table, set of dishes, a ring and a pony. Please bring my little brothers some nice books, and don't forget the little orphans. I am a little girl 5 years old, and live at 247 Simpson street. Good-bye until you come.
                      ANNA IRENE NABORS.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15,--Dear Santa Claus: I have been very sick with diphtheria, so could not write you sooner. I want a big dollie, a piano, a doll bureau, a washstand, work box and thimble and a little dolly lamp, and bring my brothers something nice and don't forget papa and mama. Your loving,
ALMA MARJORIE TAYLOR.
144 McKee street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I am going to wash my stocking and have it ready for you Christmas. I am trying to be a good girl, so that you will bring me a whole lot of things. Our chimney is very sooty, but I think you can get through without getting sooty. Be careful and do not drop any of your toys, for the little boys and girls need every one of them. I want a whole lot of pretty things. I live at 361 South Akard street.
OAKLEY HAY PARKS.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I wish you to leave for me a fire engine, a drum, a surprise box, a soldier outfit and a box. Your devoted friend,
POWELL BREG.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16--Dear Santa Claus: I want a granite set and a piano and a doll that will go to sleep and a baby buggy with a parasol to it and a trunk for my doll.
ANNA SWOR.
257 Carlisle street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me an air gun, a horn, a drum, a tricycle, a doll baby and an elevator big enough for me and father and mother to ride on, and I will be your little friend.
EDWIN E. BATTON.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear Santa Claus: I want a pretty doll and a nice picture-book and a baby buggy with a parasol to it and a pretty bedstead and I want some cute cake pans. I want a doll that will go to sleep and a tea set.
EDITH SWOR.
257 Carlisle street.

 

   Garland, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train that runs on a track and a magic lantern and a street car and an air gun and a wagon and a horn for little brother, and a train and a ball. Much oblige.
CZERNY NEWLAND.
The third house from the Santa Fe depot.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I have been trying to be good the whole year and I will another year, for I want to be good and you want me to be good, too. I'm glad I'm not German, because I can not scrub and I would not like to hang a dirty one up and I know you would not like to give me anything if my shoes were dirty. I will tell you what I want: If you please, I would like a buggy and a doll bed and stove and that is all I want. I can't write a whole page. Good-bye.
                   MARGARET HOWARD.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear old Santa Claus: You don't know how much I love you and all the children around here. Santa Claus, I don't think that you can drive your reindeer this Christmas. Santa Claus, you don't know how much we love you at our school. If our teacher asked us what to sing, we say O, let us sing about Santa Claus, because we love him. Santa Claus, we want you to fill our Christmas tree first. And bring the poor little children a lot of things. Santa Claus, I want a doll and doll buggy and mackintosh and an umbrella and a doll cart. Your little friend,
                                               EVA WOODWARD.

 

   Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train, a jack-knife, a cap pistol, firecrackers, apples, oranges, roman candles, nuts and candy and bananas. And bring my brother, Bob, an iron wagon to hitch our dog to. Am 9 years old am a good boy. Yours truly,
BERT LINDOP.
217 Ninth street.

 

   Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I write to ask you to bring me a horn, wheelbarrow, sword, gun, slate and pencil, A B C blocks and nice little trunk. Please don't forget my little baby brother; bring him a rattler. He is not big enough to blow a horn yet. I will be a good little boy to my mama and papa and everybody. Goodby until Christmas eve.
WILLIAM JEWEL STRAWBRIDGE.
110 Bower avenue.
P. S. -- Please bring some candy, nuts, oranges, apples and bananas.

- December 17, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 30.
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DECEMBER 18, 1899

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17.---My dear Santa; I am a good little boy (at least Claudine says I am). Please bring me a tin trumpet and a little bicycle. And bring Claudine something nice because she's my girl.
GEORGE K. MERIWETHER.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17.--Dear old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a set of dishes and a bracelet and some nice story books, as I like to read. I am 8 years old. Your loving friend,
BESSIE BARNETT, 131 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. I have been quite sick, so could not write you before. Please, dear Santa, send me a big dollie, a dollie washstand and bureau, a thimble and a work box, a dollie washstand set and a piano and don't forget my brothers and papa and mama. Your loving friend,
ALMA MARJORIE TAYLOR
144 McKee street.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a toy cannon, train, magic lantern and a small boat, some candy, nuts of all kinds, apples, oranges and some fireworks. I am a little boy 6 years old. Your little friend,
JULE BERAND.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear old Santa: Please bring me a wagon and a magic lantern and a horn, some oranges and bananas and nuts, and a steam engine and a bank to keep my money in. Bring my brother something, too, and bring me a book, please. Good-bye,
LESTER VAUGHAN.

 

Gainesville, Tex., Dec. 17.---Dear Santa Claus: I am a little curly-headed girl, live in Dallas and am in Gainesville visiting my Aunt Ora, so please, Santa Claus, leave all my things in Dallas at 211 Park street. I want a blackboard, ten pins, set of dishes, doll buggy, table set, dolls, horns, story books, and please fill my stockings. I will be a good little girl and come home to dear papa after Christmas. Bye-bye.
CLARA BALDAUF.

 

Dallas, Texas., Dec. 15.---Dear old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. I don't want you to forget me Christmas. Bring me a doll, doll buggy, set of dishes and a little table. And bring my sister Erline, she is 9 years old, but don't go to school, a doll, a ring with a ruby in it, and a bedroom set. Be sure and don't forget me. I have been a good girl this year. Good-by, old Santa Claus. Yours truly,
MYRTIE LUE COX,
183 Beaumont street.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.---Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 4 years old, and can't write much yet, so my sister is writing for me, but if you will please come Christmas and bring me a cannon and a little writing desk, I will write you a letter myself next Christmas. Your little friend,
FRANK LYON, JR.
P. S. --- I just want to say that I will leave the door unlocked, for we haven't any fireplace, and if it is cold we will have fire in the heaters.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15.--Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. I want a gun, a top, story book, a box of paints, a brush. Edwin wants a gun, a ball, a horn, a train that runs by itself. And Lois wants a great big doll and a buggy and a sack of candy and a book with your picture on it. Bring baby a doll and a wagon, so she won't cry for our things. Lois says she is going to send you a present for being so nice to us. Don't forget to take all the little poor children something nice. Your little boy,
                    CHESTINE LIVELY.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.--- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a book, a bed, a cup and saucer and two blank books, some handkerchiefs, some pictures.
                                 RUTH HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--Dear old Santa Claus: If you please, sir, bring me a train and a gun and a horn, some nuts and fruit. I have been a good boy, and please remember. Your little friend, SETH HALL.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and doll baby buggy and a piano. I live on Bellevue street. My number is 141. I have been a good girl. Your little friend, BESSIE OGLESBY.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17.-- Dearest Santa: Though I look older, I am only 4 years old. I don't want a doll, but I want a watering pot and a carpet sweeper, and some ginger-snaps and jaw-breakers. Yours lovingly,
             BROOKSIE T. SMITH.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.--- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little washstand and a wash bowl and a bureau and a piano and set of spoons to go with my tea set. I want some candy, oranges, apples and fruit.
Your little friend, ALICE HALL.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 17.-- My dear Santa Claus: I want a little lamp and a doll buggy to roll my doll you brought me last Christmas, and also a little doll and cradle, a washstand set and any other nice toys for little girls. I live 55 Ewing avenue.
                   MARY DEE SHEARON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa Claus: I have two cats, so don't bring another this Christmas. I want a horn, a fire engine, with a bell you can ring on it, and two men on it. Bring a bank to put all my money in, some candy -- lots of it -- and some nuts and lots of them. Your friend till Christmas, EDWIN PETTES.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring a little girl 8 years old a stove and all its cooking vessels, a new dress for Beauty, a doll bureau, a fairy book and a doll's rocking chair. " ' Cause jest 'fore Christmas I'se as good as I kin be." Your friend,
                FLORIE WILSON

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear old Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, a horn, a saw and buck. I want some candy and a whole lots of fruits. Please bring me a rubber ball that won't break mama's windows and won't wake up my brother, Eddie. Good-by until Christmas night. Your little friend, LOCKSLEY HALL.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a dollie, a set of dishes, a little stove and a doll buggy. This is all I want, and please don't forget papa, mama, brother Joe and brother Louis. Good-by till Christmas eve. Yours truly,
MAE GINFFRE.
P. S. -- My age is 4 years.

 

Mesquite, Tex., Dec. 16. --- Dear Santa Claus: I am 9 years old and have two brothers and four sisters. I want you to bring me a doll and ring, and my sister a doll and baby buggy, and my other sisters a doll apiece, and my two brothers something, and don't forget my mama and my papa. I want a doll buggy also.
                   LIDA GOLDIE MERCER.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 17.-- My dear Santa Claus: I want Andersen's "Fairy Tales" and some other books, a hat for Kate, my doll. Please bring a doll for my baby sister, Elizabeth, and she wants a buggy to roll it in. Please don't forget my little cousins, Virginia and Roger Shearon, who live in St. Louis. I live 55 Ewing avenue.
              KATHLEAN SHEARON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Please bring me a pretty ring, a mackintosh and autograph album and a piece of red, bright ribbon, plenty of candy to keep us from chewing at our pencils, nice pair of gloves, some silk thread to work my embroidery pieces, a game of cinderella and any other things you think I would like you can bring. I don't want any toys. Your little friend.
                CARRIE A WALKER.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. --- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. I am glad you have opened your letter box. I want a doll buggy and a set of dishes, a doll and a book. You can bring me some oranges and candy. I hope you will remember all the little poor children.
             VIRGINIA PATTERSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- My dear, dear Santa: I am a wee little boy. Please bring me a drum, a horn and a rocking horse, and don't forget that I have a sweet little 4-year-old sister who would be delighted to have a dollie and dollie buggy. I am going to be awful good, dear Santa. Your little friend, J. WESLEY BLACK.
462 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa; I am 3 years old and too young to write, so I told my brother to write to you. I want a horn, a doll, a buggy, a stove, some dishes for my doll and a table for my tea parties and some candies, oranges, nuts and a gold bracelet. Good-bye.
MILDRED BRYANT COWAN.
139 Third avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: I have read with great pleasure the many letters written by little children to you, and published in the great daily of Dallas, and as I am sure that you will be certain to read the paper, I feel that this will be seen by you, and my request granted, so I will tell you what I wish you to bring me on Christmas; first, I want a history of the United States, as I want to learn all about my country; an air gun and a Texas saddle, as I am learning to ride. Your friend,
LEROY B. JOHNSTON.
107 Browder street.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring sister Ruby a doll dresser and set of dishes and a doll, too. Please bring me a piano, a story-book and washboard and tub. Please bring baby brother a rubber ring and tiny rattler. Brother Edgar wants a wheelbarrow and building blocks. Please bring brother Hughes a train of cars and story-book. Please bring big brother Browning a set of harness. Mama would like to have some rugs. I wish I had a ring with a set in it. Papa hasn't any cuff buttons. Grandma would like a comb and brush, but she can buy them. Your little girl
                                           KATHLEEN KNIGHT.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. --- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a big doll with brown hair like mama's hair. I don't want white hair, a pair of kid gloves, a set of dishes, a box of colored chalk and a ring.
From your little girl,
FLORENCE SEEGER.
139 Third avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a magic lantern, a music pipe, a football and a nice horn. This is all I want, but you can bring me other things that you choose. Please don't forget papa, mama, Sister Mae and Brother Joe. Good-by till Christmas eve. LOUIS GINFFRE.
183 Collin street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15.-- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please don't forget me and my little brothers this year. I didn't write a letter last Christmas. I would like for you to bring me a toy sword and case, a little toy gun and a game. Then I would like some candy and an apple. I do not want much this Christmas. If my little brothers want anything, they must write. Goodnight. Your little friend, DIXIE HALL.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl 7 years old. I want you to please bring me a big doll and doll buggy, set of dishes, bedstead, stove, little glass pitcher and lots of good things to eat. Please bring me all these things. Your little friend,
GARNOT SCHIER.
168 First avenue.
P. S. -- A story-book, please.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Me and Tippen (my little brother) are real good and we want you to please bring us these things: Mattie Laura wants a doll, set of dishes, doll buggy, rocking-chair, little broom, little train and street car. Tippen wants a horn, doll (he wants to take mine), wagon, little red chair, train that blows. Please bring Lue (the cook) something. Your little girl and boy 5 and 6 years old.
MATTIE LAURA and TIPPEN SCHIER
168 First avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am trying so hard to be a good girl, so you will come to see me this Christmas. Please bring me a doll, a doll trunk, a doll dresser. I don't want much. And bring Dewey (my doggie) some candy, for he eats up mine every time and a little story-book. Well, as I want the others to have some toys, I will stop. Good night.
65 Commerce street. FANNIE CLARE.
P. S. -- Our stovepipe is right small, so I guess you can call me when you come, as the other children wouldn't get any things if you tried the stovepipe.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Last Christmas you brought me a go-to-sleep doll and I have her yet, so I want you to bring me this Christmas a little tiny china doll, a china tea set, a table, a doll buggy, a big trunk for my own clothes, a boy doll, a pair of kid gloves, six handkerchiefs. Bring mama a big fat turkey for Christmas dinner and papa big box of cigars. Your friend,
                          MABEL HOPKINS.
P. S. --- Oh! yes, and a little doll stove that will cook and little cooking pots of all kinds for it.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll that will shut its eyes with golden hair, a bed, a dress, a box of candy and a box of figs.
                           LOUISE HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll, doll buggy, a picture book and tea set, so me and sister can have a tea-party, and bring sister something nice, too. I am 4 years old live at 261 Crutcher street.
                         EDNA MILDRED ALLEN.

 

Calvert, Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: It has been four years since I saw you in Dallas. I want you to bring me a little white bedroom suit, a blonde doll that goes to sleeps, a doll carriage and a coffeemill for my doll. That's all. Good-by, dear Santa Claus.
ANNICE HAWKINS.
136 Pine street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear old Santa Claus: Please bring me a wagon, a rifle, a rough rider's game, a train, a battleship Maine, a toy war cannon. I want some oranges and some peanuts and some apples. Well, I guess that is all. I will close. Good-by. CLYDE SHEFFIELD.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a great big doll, like the one I chose at Sanger Bros., a set of dishes, a stove, a little iron, a rockingchair like my sister's, a doll buggy and bring daddy a pink blue night shirt and mama a pair of diamond earrings, and bring me anything else you can spare.
139 Third avenue. MAUD SEEGER.

 

Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a horn, a gun, candy, peanuts, apples, oranges, a ball and a nice little watch and chain, and please bring me a soldier suit, and bring little sister a dollie and a little necklace and any nice little things you can. Good-bye until Christmas.
BYRON FOY.
121 Holmes street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I was very much pleased with my things last Christmas, and this Christmas I want a doll bed and a set of doll furniture, a nice game, a horn and a toilet set. You need not bring me a doll this year. I have kept the one you brought me last Christmas, but need some new clothes for her. I will be in Temple. Good-bye, dear old Santa Claus. ADELE BRANCH.
787 South Ervay.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a pretty doll that goes to sleep and a set of tenpins. I want a go-cart and a book of three bears and some candy. Your friend,
                                         RUTH LENNOX.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old. I want you to bring me a little doll that says "mama and papa" and a little wagon to draw her in and a little brown monkey that you can wind up and it crawls. I live at 241 Live Oak street, so please don't forget me. My stocking will be right by the chimney; also bring me a little boy dressed in black that can play a cornet. I will give it to my sister, Mary, who is 7. Your good little friend,
                                  CORA LOUISE MITCHELL.

- December 18, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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DECEMBER 19, 1899

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17.-- Dear Santa Claus: Fetch me a set of dishes, doll, little piano, some candy and nuts. I am 8 years old. I live No. 595 Commerce street. Yours.
                                   MAMIA THOMSON.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa: Please bring me a gun and a horn, a sword and a game of dominoes and a book to color pictures in.                  KENNETH CROW.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16.-- Dear Santa Claus: Come to see me and fetch me a drum, a horn, some firecrackers, a little train and a hook and ladder. I am 6 years old and live at 595 Commerce street.
BUDDY THOMSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Tex.. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old. Bring me a little table, a teaset, cups, dishes, knives, forks, spoons, a girl doll with dresses, with golden hair, and lots of candy. Good-bye until Christmas.
                             RAMAH LOVE.

 

Station A., Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a large doll that will go to sleep, iron cooking stove, a rocking chair for Mildred. Bring Laura Jeana a doll, because she'll break mine if you don't. We live in Oak Cliff, Santa Claus, but Mildred and I always spend Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Warden in McKinney. I would like very much to have a china dinner set, too. Good-bye. ETHELLEENE DODSON.

 

Station A., Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a great big sleepy doll with pretty hair like sister's, some chocolate candy, marshmallows, oranges, apples, little dishes and anything you want to; things what you bring sister. Bring Ada a sleepy doll and Laura Jean a doll without hair, 'cause she'll pull it out; bunches of flowers for mama and papa and grandpa and grandma. Good-bye.
MILDRED DODSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am going to wash my stocking clean, all ready for you, and I will hang it up. The little German children hang their shoes up. They have wooden shoes. I hope Santa Claus will bring them toys and candy, like you do me. Good-bye.
ANNIE M. FEGAN.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I think I am a good girl, and I study hard, even if I don't write good. I want a doll that cries and a puppy and a kitchen set and a grater. I am looking for you at my house.
                              KATHARINE SMITH.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big doll, a set of dishes and a toy set of bedroom furniture, and don't forget my three brothers and mother. I am a little girl 10 years old.
MARGURETTE VERSCHAYLE [VERSCHOYLE[
250 St. Louis street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bicycle, a set of dishes and a doll buggy. Little sister wants a sleeping doll and a buggy. That will be all. Your little friend,
BEATIE HOLLOWAY.
205 Porter street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a horse and wagon, a billy goat, a horn, lots of oranges, candy and apples. Good-bye. CLIDE HUNT.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I sure wish you would bring me a hobby-horse, a tin horn, a big man's sword, and oh, Santa, I wish you would please bring my Sister Etta and my little Brother Sam something, but, Santa, anything will do for them; they don't care much anyhow.
A good little boy. LUTHER SCRUGGS.
440 South Harwood Street.

 

Oak Cliff, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a horn and a toy wagon and book and a game, a toy desk, drum and two drumsticks and a little train with red cars with people in it. Your little friend,
                                            WILLIAM ROBINSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus, I am a little boy 6 years old. Want an air gun, a rough rider suit, a wagon a hook and ladder and some candy.
BLOGDEN MANNING.
534 Ervay street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I should like a baby carriage, stove, doll bed and "Grimes' Fairy Tales." You need not bring papa and mama anything, for I will look out for them. Good-bye. Your little friend,
                       JEWELL HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a football, an iron cannon and some firecrackers. I am 5 years old. Please don't forget me, dear Santa. I am your friend,
ZENA DUCKWORTH.
170 Second avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear old Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum and a horn, and the same for my brother Earle. We want to have a parade on Christmas. I would like to have a bracelet with lots of hearts on it, and anything else you think good children ought to have. I don't want any dolls; I have fifteen now. I am going to send one of them to the little girl on Young street who wrote to you some time ago, and I hope you won't forget her. Affectionately yours,
LILLY MAY PARKS,
245 Park street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an airgun, a wagon, a hosecart, and bring Sister a doll, a doll buggy with a parasol and a cradle, and for baby Sister bring a rubber doll and little rocking chair. Your little friends,
GEORGE AND DOROTHY TONGUE,
482 Browder street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me some oranges, candy and silver heart for my bracelet. I want one doll and a doll buggy and a pair of slippers.
FANNIE WHITE
332 Cole avenue.

- December 19, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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DECEMBER 20, 1899

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes, a rocking chair. Your little friend
JESSIE WILLIAMS.
294 Exposition avenue

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 6 years old. I want a box of candy, some oranges, a new head for my "Jimmie" doll, a doll dining table and set of chairs, a pair of brown shoes and stockings to match, and a box of handkerchiefs. Bring "sister baby" some tin toys and a doll that won't break. Your friend,
TOMMIE FOOTE.
546 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- My dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty sleepy doll, a dresser, a picture book, a doll hammock and a set of dishes; some fruit, candy and nuts, too. Don't forget my little sister. She is only 2 years old, but nearly as big as I am. Please remember papa and mama and the poor children. I am 5 years old and live at 617 Live Oak street. Good-bye, dear Santa.
LILLIAN OLIVIA POLLARD.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a go-cart, a teaset, a set of doll furniture, a doll with brown, curly hair, a doll bed. I want my doll to be twenty-three inches long. Please bring me some fruit and nuts. I am a little girl 7 years old. Good-bye. LOUISE BALL.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy nearly 3 years old. Bring me a wagon, horse, fire engine, blocks. A B C book and anything else you can spare. I live at 597 Worth street. Your little friend, C. A. BUTTS.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll with black hair, a doll buggy, a set of dishes, a cradle, a jacket, a bracelet, two good games. I am 9 years old. I live at 294 Exposition avenue. My little sister wants a doll, doll buggy, some dishes, a pair of shoes, a cradle. Her name is Louise Williams. She is 2 years old. Don't forget papa and mama and the poor children. Good-bye, Santa Claus.
VERNON WILLIAMS.

 

Dallas Tex., Dec. 18. -- We are cousins. There are five of us--William, Mary, little Jim, Walter and Mary Grace. We will have a Christmas tree at our grandpa's, at 398 Ross avenue. Mary wants a big doll, a doll dresser. Mary Grace is so little she don't know what she wants, but she loves picture books better than anything. The boys want a fire engine, hook and ladder, toolchest, wagon, horns, firecrackers and good things to eat. Frank wants a magic lantern and an airgun. He is good, too.
MARY REID.
WILLIAM DEATHERAGE.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an airgun, a toolbox and a bank. Tell papa to put some money in the bank.
GLENN BENNETT.
185 Cole avenue.

 

Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little whip with a whistle on the end of it, that I can use when I ride my Shetland pony. That's all I want. Bring sister a little piano, a doll, a buggy and a teaparty. I live on State street, next door to Elizabeth.
HENRY D. LINDSLEY, JR.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a bicycle, an airgun. A man told mama he would give me a job if I would ride. Then I could make nickels. Bring Freddie a doll and a doll buggy. SAM BABE SPEERS.
129 Young street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an airgun, a bicycle, some marbles, an agate with them; an apple and some nuts. I am 7 years old. My little sister wants a doll, a doll buggy and a story book, an apple and some candy. She is 3 years old. SOL CLARK.
122 Park street.

 

Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll with a pretty dress on it, a doll buggy for it to ride in and a doll trunk. Dear Santa, don't forget all the rest of the little girls. Take them something nice. My age is 7. Don't forget mama and papa. ETHEL EMBREE.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a boy only 4 years old. Please send me a wagon and a set of blocks. Send my 5-year-old playmate, Claude Dawley, a horn and a ship that will run along on wheels. Send my other playmate, Harold Abrams, who is 4 years old, a puzzle and a little ball. Your friend, ALLEN MILLER.

 

Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a rocking horse, a train, a toy wheelbarrow, a drum, a suit of clothes--that is, pants, etc. I am 3 years old. Some candy, bananas, nuts, apples and figs. Your little boy,
BOONE ANDERSON.

 

Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a 10-year-old-girl. I want something nice. I want a doll safe, a doll refrigerator, a doll, a story book and some nuts, candy, bananas, apples and figs. Your friend,
ETHEL ANDERSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please sir, bring me a big doll, a cradle and washstand, a table, a set of dishes and a piano. I will be a good little girl. I live at 347 San Jacinto street, so don't forget me.
BESSIE MARTYN.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 7 years old. I would like to have a little pair of kid gloves and anything else you would like to bring. I live at 226 Holmes street. Your little friend. JULIA MAY WHITE.

 

Oak Lawn, Tex., Dallas, Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little wagon, a horn, a little train, some firecrackers, some candy, fruit and nuts. I am 3 years old and am very good. Good-bye till Christmas.
FOSTER GILLESPIE.
626 Cedar Springs street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a toolbox, a drum, a horn, a train, a whip, a duck game. Bring my little Dunavant a fire engine, an orphan bank, a box of new black billies. My sister wants books.
WYNDHAM E. BROWN JR.
320 Bryan street.

 

Dallas, Texas., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a train a horn, a trolley car, a wagon, a soldier's suit. Bring a cannon that shoots marbles, but it is iron like those other cannon. Don't forget a necklace for my little sister.
LEONARD BRADFORD.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will bring me a microscope, story book and some candy and some fruit. Good-bye, sir. JAMES LAIRD CRAIG.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a drum and a horn and a jumping-jack and a picture book. Your little friend, JACK THROCKMORTON CRAIG.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll with eyes that shut and open, a little watch, a doll bed, a doll trunk and a set of dishes. I am 7 years old. Your baby, MARY C. LOUGHLIN,
Room 144, Oriental.

 

Dallas, Tex., 213 Peabody Ave., Dallas, Tex., -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me some dishes, a big doll with a pink silk dress and some nuts, candy, fruit and anything else you can spare. Your little friend,
                                                                         LENORA BOYLE.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live on Chestnut Hill. I am 8 years old. Bring me some nuts, candy, grapes and oranges. I also want a doll, doll buggy, a doll bureau, a doll table and dishes, but if you can not carry them all, never mind these. Your little girl,
LILLIAN M. CRAVEN.
192 Holmes street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old. I want an every-day doll. I have a Sunday one, but she is too nice to play with. Bring me a doll baby buggy, a tale and tablecloth for my doll's tea parties and a little red chair for me to sit at the table with my dolly. I would like some dishes to put on the table. Don't forget my sister and my two little brothers. Goodby. Your little friend,
MARION CRAVEN.
192 Holmes street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a horn, velocipede and a gun that shoots sticks, and some candy, nuts apples and bananas. Please do not forget me. Aged 5 years. Good-by,
HARRY WORDEN,
111 Beaumont street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes, a doll house and furniture. For mama some books to read. I won't ask you to bring my brother anything, as he is so bad; I am 7 years old, in the first grade.
Your friend, MAMIE BLOCK
399 South Akard street.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and want an express wagon and some firecrackers. Don't forget my baby sister. She is 3 years old and wants a doll and buggy. With love from
OTTO BENTEL.
490 North Masten street.

 

Lancaster, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me the following: A horn, wagon, toolbox, and some nice candy, nuts, bananas and drum. I will be pleased with these. I am your 7-year-old boy.
            HUBERT JOHNSON.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a swinging rocking horse, a toolchest, a wagon, a boy doll, a velocipede and a patrol wagon. That is all.
             HAROLD HUNT.

 

Ferris, Tex., Dec. 17. --- Dear Santa Claus: As I am invited to spend Christmas with my grandma in Oak Cliff please bring my presents there. My little brother, Tom, also says his stocking will be found in the chimney corner in grandma's room. I am 8 years old; Tom is just 7. Your little friend, PET ROBBINS.

 

Mesquite, Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a silver bracelet, a ring, nice wool fascinator, candy, nuts and fruits, and I will never forget you.
                                LENA MEBANE.

- December 20, 1899, Dallas Morning News, p. 11.
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