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SANTA'S LETTER BOX, 1900
(Dallas County)


Children in and outside of Dallas are invited to forward their letters to Santa Claus through The News. He will call for his mail daily, up to Christmas eve.


DECEMBER 9, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little wagon and a wheelbarrow and a shovel and a train you can wind up, and it can run all over the house and lots of other things. Your little boy,
MASSIE STAFFORD.

- December 9, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 28.
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DECEMBER 12, 1900

Lisbon, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, tin horse, cannon, fire engine, rubber ball, roman candles, skyrockets and a horse with rockers, and I will be a good boy. Your little boy,
LUCIAN McCOY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a wooden wagon and a horn and an alcohol engine and some nuts and candy, and all kinds of good things. Good-bye until Christmas. Your little friend,
TURNER RANDALL, 176 Simpson street.

 

Lisbon, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a doll buggy, a stove, a little toy dog, a little horse with rockers and lots of good things to eat. Bring baby brother some gold beauty pins. Santa Claus, if you will bring these things I will be a good girl and do what mama tells me. Yours truly, BESSIE WEBBER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun and some bullets. I would like a knife with a bone handle. I am 8 years old, and would like a pistol and four boxes of caps. Please bring me a steel sword and a belt. My sister would like a set of dishes and two dolls and a chair. I want some marbles and an agate, please. I would like a fire engine and a hook and ladder. My sister is 4 years old and would like a little wagon, and I want a bugle, please. Your little friend,
SOL CLARK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and let you know what I wanted for Christmas. I want a little cannon that will make lots of noise, and also bring me a girl, for mine has just quit me; bring my little sister a doll with hair on its head, and bring me lots of nuts and apples and candy. Remember Bess. I will be a good little boy. Yours truly,
DOC PASCHALL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you, as the others are. I want for Christmas a set of dishes, a book, a doll and some apples and oranges. So please bring me all these things, Santa Claus. And my sister wants two story books and a box of stationery. Please bring her these things, too. Yours truly,
ELLEN CHENOWETH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a hat and a pair of shoes, and a suit and a train and an air gun and some pencils and a tablet, for I am going to school; and send me a fire engine and a hook and ladder, and some candy and some oranges and apples and nuts. Your friend,
HERMAN LEE,
230 Leonard-st.
Age 8 years.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me for Christmas a good strap, a fire engine, a train, magic lantern, candy, pecans and candy balls. I am going to try and be a good boy, so I want you to bring me all you can. I would like to have an ice wagon and a primer. Yours truly,
WALTER STONEHAM,
108 Carter-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 7. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know what I want for Christmas. I want a Bible, a pair of kid gloves, dolls, a pair of shoes, a nice dress, a buggy and candy balls with rubber on it. Goodby. Yours truly,
DORA GOLDEN,
108 Carter-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Old Santa: Please bring me a pistol and some caps and a bicycle and a pocketknife and some blocks and a rocking horse for my baby brother, Robert. I chop the kindling for my papa every night and I am a good boy, so my papa says, and will always be good. I am 5 years old. Your dear friend,
MELVIN SIEBENTHALER,
155 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you bring me a little stove and a little doll buggy and some candy and nuts and two bunches of firecrackers? I will be a good girl. Your IVA KELLY.
153 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy and a little stove and some candy and nuts and two bunches of firecrackers. I will be a good girl.
FANNIE KELLY.
153 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dearest Santa: Please send me a doll and set of dishes and a sideboard for them, a dresser for my doll's clothes, a washstand and doll bed, and some candy, oranges and apples for Robert, Melvin and me and whole lots for my papa and mama. I wash dishes and help take care of baby brother, and mama says I am her little lady. I am 7 years old. Your dear little girl, EVA SIEBENTHALER.
155 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a hobby-horse, a whip, a drum, a horn and an A B C book -- one that brother can't tear? Brother Joe wants a rubber doll, a bell and some other little toys. If you will bring me these I will think you are a good old Santa Claus. Your little boy, KLEBER CRADDOCK.

- December 12, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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DECEMBER 13, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a train, a fire engine, a magic lantern, a gray soldier suit -- every bit of it gray -- a pair of gloves, a game of pillowdex and a lot of other toys that you think I would like. I have been a good boy and am going to be a good boy until Christmas. And bring me some firecrackers. Good-bye.
CHARLES MOORE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pretty doll dress, a pretty lamp, a little doll baby, a big old doll, some gloves, book, a little chair, a pretty tea set, a house, a tin bucket, some cakes, plums, oranges and some candy. Good-by,
ANGELE MOORE.

- December 13, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 9.
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DECEMBER 14, 1900

[presumably Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a set of dishes, a little tub and washboard, a chair and table and a horn. Fill our stockings with good things and do not forget our baby Aurelia, and I do not want you to forget papa and mama. Good-by, and may you and The Dallas News and everybody have a merry Christmas. Your good little girl,
MARIE LOUISE HARRELL, Per Verne.

 

[presumably Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: Although I am a little 5-year-old boy, I am a good one, for I can read in my first reader and can write, as you see, but my mama has to spell all the big words. Now, Santa Claus, please bring me a desk and blackboard, a book, a horn, some caps for my pistol, a pair of bridles to play horse with, and a popgun, and anything else you think is good and pretty for a little boy of my size. Now, Santa Claus, I will tell you something about my two little sisters. Marie Louise, who is 3 years old, you already know. She says she will write you herself, so please bring her what she wants. But now I have the sweetest little baby sister you ever saw, and she can't write you. She is only 8 months old, and her name is Aurelia. So please look out for her little stocking and put some pretty rubber toys in it. Fill our stockings with goodies and some firecrackers and we will be good children all next year. Bring papa and mama something nice and also The Dallas News for giving you our letters. Good-by till next year. Your little boy,
VERNE HARRELL.
143 Cottage avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I know I have not been good every day, hour and minute of this year, but I believe I deserve to be called a right good little girl after all, and hope you will think me worthy of a few presents I shall name. Please bring me a medium-sized doll with dark hair, dressed in pink, with hat to match, a set of china dishes and table, a set of doll furniture, a stove, a doll swing, a pair of kid gloves, a doll buggy, doll bed and a writing-desk. If you will bring me all of these I will be your grateful little friend.
BENITA LESLIE WILLIAMS.
439 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy and want a suit of clothes, some candy and bananas; nice hat and a box of firecrackers, and some roman candles and some little book to learn to read. I live in Dallas and want to see you. I live at 115 Bullington street.
CHARLIE MILES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a great big fire engine, a lot of flatcars with an engine to pull them; lots and lots of firecrackers and some oranges.
ROBERT SHANAHAN GACK.
298 S. Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice large doll with an old rose dress, trimmed in lace and a go-cart to ride her in. I would like a few nice small dolls, too, a book of fairy tales, washing set and some candy and other good things.
FREDA AGNES GACK,
298 S. Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of red or white shoes for my big doll and a little stove and a doll bed about 23 inches long and a set of dishes, a little table painted red. Good by. I will be a good girl and mind mama. Your little friend,
MARY C. LOUGHLIN,
411 Live Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. Please bring me a bicycle and an express wagon, a train you can make run, some firecrackers and skyrockets. Please, Santa, don't forget little sister. She is 8 months old. Bring her a high chair, two rocking horses and lots of toys. Your sweet boy,
JOHN KETTLE,
636 Elm street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santy: Will you please bring us some pretty things? Bring sister some mittens, a fascinator and some dishes and a nice book. Bring me a book, some mittens and fruit and anythign you want to bring me. I am nearly 7 and sister is 5 years old. Good-bye.
CHARLIE JULIAN.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see a whole lot of children are writing to you and asking for a Christmas gift and I thought I would write, too. I don't know what to write about, because you don't owe me anything and I need not expect anything from you. It is a fact I go to school and my report cards come up fairly well and I cut and saw wood for daddy and I feed the pig and rock the baby and wash the dishes and all these sorts of things, but still I don't do much. Now my grandfather's friend, my father's friend and my friend, I just want you to send me a suit of clothes and a letter telling me I can get a job on The Dallas Morning News whereby I can hereafter make money and buy my own clothes. Yours,
ROGER KNOX, age 11.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a rag doll and a jointed doll, a dresser, dishes, spoons, a doll buggy and iron. Dear Santa Claus, I have a little brother and sister. Brother wants a drum, a doll and some other nice playthings and sister wants a rubber doll and a rattler. That will be all this time. Good-bye, Santa Claus. I live at 633 Ross avenue.
GERTRUDE MANN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little buck and saw and a fire engine, some candy and oranges and a box of tools. I have a little brother and his name is Jack. He is 3 years old and he wants a horn and a wagon and a drum, some nuts and a horse. If you will bring my brother and me these things we will think you are a good old Santa Claus. We live at 230 First avenue. There is a little girl here and she said to bring her a doll and something else that is nice. Yours truly, FOREST TORBROM.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a fire engine, a hook and ladder, some firecrackers, some twenty-shot roman candles, some mile-high sky rockets, some toy soldiers. I also want some fruit and some candy and nuts. I am 6 years old. I thank you very much for the presents you brought me last Christmas. Your little friend,
EUGENE ELLISON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with brown eyes that closes her eyes when she is lying down; also a nice music book with vocal and instrumental pieces. Your little friend,
CLARA REYNOLDS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with brown eyes and light hair and a little doll buggy to ride her in. Your little girl,
VIRGINIA REYNOLDS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas presents an airgun, a cap pistol, school satchel that is carried on the back, a freight train, a hoodlum wagon, a Christmas tree, a toolchest and candies, nuts and oranges, apples and bananas. And I want a transparent slate and a wooden slate pencil and a trumpet. I like to forgot to say bring me a knife. Your little friend,
LOUIS B. TORREY JR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, wagon, a horn, steam engine that leaves out steam, picture books, a whip. My brother wants a steam engine on wheels and a horse that you wind up. Now, be sure and come and I will be a good boy.
SAM H. MAYERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to tell you what I want for Christmas. A doll, bedroom suit, set of dishes, a little stove, silver cup, bowl and pitcher, little washtub and board. I have two little brothers. One is named Henry, the other Charlie. Charlie wants a train, silver cup, drum and doll. Henry wants a rubber doll, high chair and shoes. I live at 160 Cabell street.
MABLE CROPPER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a girl doll and a boy doll, but I don't want a jointed doll. I want a doll bed with a mattress and pillow. I want a baby doll, a doll set of furniture, a good game, a book, a hammer, a teaset, a stove with granite iron dishes. I want a piano and a ball, some candy and apples and nuts. Good-by. My age is 6 years.
BESSIE GRIMES.
139 Phelps street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a story book, a doll, a set of doll furniture. I want my doll jointed. I want a stove and granite iron dishes, a teaset, a ball, a table and two chairs; also a rattle and a rubber doll for my baby sister. Some nuts and candy and apples. My age is 9 years. Good-by.
NELLIE GRIMES.
139 Phelps street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a two-wheeled bicycle, a wagon, a stand for my music, some firecrackers and skyrockets, a little train with four cars and candy and fruit. I am 7 years old. Bring me a tool chest. Your little friend,
HARRY KETTLE.
636 Elm street.

 

Estelle, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, candy, apples, firecrackers and roman candles. Your little friend,
MATTIE LACKEY.

- December 14, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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DECEMBER 15, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a wagon, some candy and oranges, a cap, a pair of shoes, a horn, a hammer to crack my nuts, and an airgun and bullets. And also bring my sister a doll and some dishes and my little brother a rattle and a rubber doll, and bring me some story books and some marbles. I am yours truly,
ROY C. CAMPBELL.
233 Bryan street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a go-cart and a little bedstead for my doll, and a Christmas tree. I am a little girl 6 years old.
MARGUERITE REINART.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice doll that is a baby and goes to sleep and a doll buggy. I am sick today and have been for two or three days. Please don't forget the poor little children at the Buckner Orphans' Home that have no papas nor mamas. I must close. Your friend,
LULA BROOKE MORGAN.
662 Swiss avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little girls 7 and 4 years old. Please bring us a doll buggy and a teaset apiece, a trunk for May and a big stove for Margaret. If you bring these things we will be good little girls.
MARGARET and MAY BLANEY.
426 Young street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a gun, a steam engine, a horn, a nice story book and a cook book for mama and papa. My little brother is 2 years old. He wants a big ball, a rocking chair and a big wagon. His name is W. Hector Blaney Jr., and mine is
FRANK E. BLANEY.
426 Young street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good little girl all this year and I want you to send me a big doll dressed in long clothes like a baby, a white bed for her, a little broom and a trunk. My little sister wants a baby doll, too, a little broom, a trunk and a story book.
MILDRED CHANDLER.
488 Haskell avenue.

- December 15, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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DECEMBER 16, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: Please send me a nice big doll, a little nigger doll, a lawn swing and a little rubber pig; also send me, if you can spare them, a piano, a camp chair, a cook stove and vessels, and a little train of cars. I will thank you very much. Your friend,
FANNIE WORRILL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little boy 3 years old. I want you to please bring me a little gun, so I can be a little soldier; a little tricycle, also a little ironclad wagon, so I can bring in mama's kindling for her. I get so lonesome sometimes I slip off to our neighbor's, next door, but if you bring me all I ask for I won't slip off any more till after Christmas. I want a lot of other toys and a lot of nuts, fruits and candies, and I want you to bring my sister an "Archirenia Board" and some nice books. Your true little friend,
REMINGTON CONNOR,
492 San Jacinto-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear old Santa: I want a doll buggy, two packages of little firecrackers, a doll straw hat, a little doll and two cream-colored silk handkerchiefs with pink roses on each corner. Your friend,
LUCINDA SMITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: I want a dozen roman candles, a dozen skyrockets, two whirligigs, a half dozen whistling bombs, a box of giant firecrackers, eight packs of little firecrackers, two or three games and about four or five books. Your friend,
RUSSELL SMITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little gocart, a stove, a pretty dress for my doll, and a cap for her, too, and be sure and don't forget my sister, Edith, and mama and papa. I am 8 years old. Your little girl,
PENELOPE MANN.
153 Greenwood-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15, 126 Park Avenue -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old. Please bring me an airgun, a triangle, a toolchest, six skyrockets, six roman candles, six cannon crackers, six packages of firecrackers. Please bring my little brother in Taylor, Tex., a rattle and rubber doll. Bring all these in your bag on your back. Your little boy,
DAN H. RIPLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me skyrockets, firecrackers, a little drum and lots of candy and nuts and don't forget my little sister, Johnny. So good-by, dear old Santa.
EARL LINDSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me some fireworks, an airgun and lots of candy and nuts, and I want a hammer and a bag full of nails to drive. Don't forget where I live -- 116 Smith street.
BAKIN LINDSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train, a horn, hook and ladder, lots of candy, nuts, apples, oranges, firecrackers, pistol caps, some skyrockets and some roman candles. Good-by.
JOHN CLEARY.
162 Snodgrass street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a table, a doll bed, a jacket, a pair of earrings, cup and saucer, lots of candy, nuts, apples and oranges. Remember my three sisters. Good-by.
ETHEL CLEARY.
162 Snodgrass street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a game, Old Maid or Authors, a story-book, some fruit and nuts. I will be a good girl. Bring mama and papa something nice. Your loving child,
PEARL MOONEY.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a blackboard that you can make a desk out of it, an airgun and some shot. I want the story of "Black Beauty" and "Paul, the Train Boy," a knife, candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and any other thing you will give me. Your friend,
REID WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a gun, a drum, a sword, a soldier suit, a horn and a hoodlum wagon and please don't forget to leave a large Christmas tree for sister and me. Your little friend,
M. D. GARLINGTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I can hardly wait for the time to come when you will bring me so many pretty things. You need not bring me a doll, as I have a large one I got for my birthday, but bring me a trunk full of clothes for my doll and a whole lot of furniture, and be sure and bring mother and me some fireworks. Your friend,
MARIE GARLINGTON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Clause. Please bring me a doll and a little tin bed, a set of dishes, a little iron chair, a book, a little trunk and a lot of nuts, candy, bananas and oranges and anything else you want to bring me. Bring my little brother Joel a horn, a big rag doll, a drum, a jack-in-the-box, a tin wagon and lots of candy, bananas, oranges and nuts. Your little friend,
MAY WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good girl this year and studied my lessons hard, and have not had to stay in once. I want you to bring me a writing desk, book satchel, stove, cupboard, table, quilts, pillows, pillow slips, slate, pencil, a nice doll all dressed up pretty. And Santa Claus, my little sister, Freddy, wants a prettily dressed doll, washstand, irons, broom, dresser and lots of candy and nuts, and bring my baby sister, Isabella, a great big Bopeep doll, with shoes and stockings on.
RUTH JOHNSTON.
201 Park avenue, Dallas.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a patrol wagon on Christmas day. My little sister wants a piano, a doll buggy, a doll swing and some books. I want the "Giant Story Book." Santa, don't forget me.
CARL PETERS.
442 S. Akard-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a big doll, a buggy for her, a pretty book, a game, a first reader, a rag doll, a handkerchief box and six handkerchiefs. Your little friend,
CARRIE HOPKINS,
Corner College and Junius streets.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a washstand, dresser, also a doll bed if it doesn't cost too much and I want you to bring mama a diamond ring and a pair of kid gloves. Yours truly,
RAY WOOMER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I did not get to write you last year I thought I would write you and tell you that I want a bicycle, "Gulliver's Travels," "All Around the World" (the book), a cap pistol with twelve boxes of caps, two oranges, every kind of nuts and candy, six packs of firecrackers and a magic lantern. I am 8 years old now. That will be all till next Christmas. Your little friend,
FRANK DANNELLY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a book of Mother Goose, an airgun, a box of candy, nuts, firecrackers and a big battleship. Your friend,
EDWIN BETTES.

- December 16, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 4.
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DECEMBER 17, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas a desk, a jumping jack, a dress, a pair of shoes and stockings for my doll, a gold brooch, some fireworks, fruit, candy and nuts. From your little girl,
ETHEL BECKWITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas a doll buggy, a jumping jack, a fur, a dress and a pair of shoes and stockings for my doll, a blackboard, some fireworks, fruits and candy. From your little girl,
INA BECKWITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes, a doll, a white doll bed, a buggy, a tin horn and some fireworks. Your little friend,
KATHRINE MABEL PATTERSON.
304 Cadiz street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. I live at 459 San Jacinto street. I want a doll, a go-cart and a piano. My cousin, Sam McIlhenny, wants a white bull dog, so please try and bring it. Good-by.
RUTH ELLEN CLOWER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I live at 459 San Jacinto street, so don't forget the number. I want a train, a trolley car, either a winter or summer car, and be sure it has seats in it, fire engine and a magic lantern, if you can spare it.
EUGENE W. CLOWER.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an automobile, some fireworks, a gun, a streetcar, a nice story book and anything else you would like to bring me, but don't forget to bring some nice fruit, candy and nuts. Your little friend,
CONNOR MOFFETT HAMMOND.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: All I want this Christmas is some books and some games. I would like a crown combination board with twenty games and a doll. Don't send me any fireworks. Papa will have plenty of them. I am a good girl sometimes. Yours lovingly,
MAY BELLE MACKINTOSH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Winchester. Please don't cheat others. Bring me a trunk, a set of tools, twenty roman candles, four packages of firecrackers, bullets with my gun, all kinds of apples and oranges, a story book, a checker board and a school satchel.
EUGENE WAMPLER.
141 First avenue.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl not quite 3 years old and I would be glad if you would bring me a doll baby, a little trunk full of clothes for her, some little slippers on my baby, a little red chair for her to sit in, a set of dishes, little table for her to eat on, plenty of fruit and candy, and Santa, put in plenty of bananas, for I do love them so good. Your little friend,
MILDRED EDITH HAMMOND.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old and would like for you to please bring a big doll with blue eyes and dark hair, a doll bed, a rocking chair, plenty of nice fruit and candy and anything else nice that you would like to bring me. Lots of love to you, dear, good, sweet Santa. Your little friend,
ANNA MAYS HAMMOND.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl just 8 years old. I always try to be good. I will you what I want. I want a doll, bed, chair and dresser. If it is not too much, I want a book for a little girl of 8 and a game, and if you don't mind, I want a doll hat and some candy. I guess you know I want the pink doll at the bazar. Your loving little friend,
MARGARET HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa: We want you to bring us heaps of oranges, peanuts, stick candy, jelly beans. I'm Nell and want a sleepy doll and a doll piano. Bring me, John, a gun that shoots real bullets, a candy school teacher, not a real one. Marian, Steve and Will want tin horns. Bring Alice, Estelle and Hermina doll buggies with parasols. John is 5 and Nell is 6. We have both been good. Your little friends,
NELL, RAY and JOHN EVANS.

P. S. -- Don't forget little Anna B. She wants a pair of little shoes.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a buck and saw, hook and ladder, shoes and stockings and lots of candies. I am 5 years old.
JOE BOGART, 213 San Jacinto street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Christmas tree, hobby horse, a ball like Alice's, a book, a billy goat, a donkey and an engine. This is all I want, so good-by.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
197 Routh street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is my fourth Christmas on earth I will see and I could not think of anything better than that you would come yourself and bring peace on earth and for us little children what you think best. A loving child,
FRIEDA BENTEL.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a bicycle, nuts, candy, fruits and a heart with your name on it and a writing desk and a Bible. I am 9 years old. Bring me a pair of kid gloves. I live at 39 Twelfth street, Oak Cliff. Your friend,
LILLIE L. CHENOWETH.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll. You have not brought me [one] for two years and I want one. Sister got one on her birthday, so I have none. Bring me a doll, doll trunk, a Bible, a bicycle, some candy, nuts and fruit. Santa, I don't want to be greedy this year, so I will close. Your friend,
EULA CHENOWETH.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, but like to play dolls yet, and I have every kind of doll except a Chinaman, so please don't forget it. I also want a set of dishes, a jumping jack, a wheel and a little stove. Now this is a long list, but a boy like me wants a whole lot. Good-by.
LOUIS C. ZANG.

P. S. -- Please don't forget papa, mama, sister and brother.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Darling Santa Claus: Will you be kind enough to bring me a set of furs, a little wash set, an ice cream (a small one, you know.) and anything else you can. My sister Sallie wants a ring, a trunk, "Phronsie Pepper" and "Polly Pepper." My sister Emma wants a ring, "Alice of Old Vincennes" and "Quisante." We will be so much obliged to you. Ever your loving friend,
MARIE WEAVER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Dear Santa Claus: By means of the dearest of papers, The Dallas News, I have the pleasure of writing to you. Please bring me an express wagon, a shooting gallery, a whole lot of other things and fill my stocking. My baby brother, John, wants a doll, a doll go-cart, an automobile. Please also fill his stocking and bring him anything else you can. With lots of love, I am your true friend,
ALFRED S. WEAVER.

P. S. -- Nell wants a fur for her neck, "In the Palace of the King," "Eleanor," a pocketbook and piles of other things.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would send me a nice deck, a doll, a doll trunk, a doll bed, a fascinator, a horn, some fruit, some candy and nuts. I don't want any dishes, as little sister and I saved our last year dishes. If this is not too much I hope you will send them to me and I will thank you ever so much. I have a dear little sister named Dixie, who is just 7 years old and she can't write good. She wants you to send her a doll, some doll clothes, a doll trunk, a doll bed, a little rocking chair, some fruit, some candy and nuts. We both would like you to send mama and papa something and we will both thank you ever so much. Your little friend,
HELENA DONAHUE,
131 South street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty little boy about 14 or 15 years old, brown curly hair, brown eyes and light complexion. If you can not bring him down the chimney just leave him outside the door and I will met (sic) him on Christmas morning. Please bring my little sister Emilie a sleepy doll. Your little girl,
HAZEL CHAPMAN.
189 Washington avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a magic lantern, a toolchest, some books, a battleship -- I want Admiral Dewey's ship -- building blocks, a fish pond game, a false face for myself and one for a little friend. Please don't forget to bring lots of candy, nuts and oranges, and don't forget the poor children. Your little friend,
LEWIS PEYTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Other little children are telling you what to bring them Christmas, and I am going to write to you, too. I want a tricycle and a train -- a people's train and the other kind, too. You know what else I want. I don't want to name too many things, because you might think me greedy. I will be in Caldwell Christmas. If you bring me these things I will be such a good little boy and mind Bro. Leslie and daughter. Your little friend,
CHAUNCEY LEE NELSON.

- December 17, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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DECEMBER 18, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl just 10 years old. I am trying to be a good little girl all the time, and I wish you would bring me some presents. I would like a doll bed for my doll's house, a nice book, a game, two doll chairs, a doll dresser, the doll with the pretty face at the bazar, a doll hat, some firecrackers, apples, oranges and candy. Your loving friend,
JEWELL HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty gocart, a doll to ride in it, a little hammock for her to sleep in and a "Father Goose" story book. Sister Eve was 1 year old the day before yesterday, and she wants a rattle, a baby doll and a bed. I am a little girl 8 years old and go to school every day and have been awful good.
EDNA WARD.

- December 18, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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DECEMBER 19, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll that will talk, a story book, some candy, nuts, a little piano and work basket. Yours truly,
RUTH LEGG.
546 Ross avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: You were so kind to bring me the presents I asked for last Christmas. Bring me a doll with golden hair, a piano, a cradle and little bedstead, some roman candles and a bunch of big firecrackers, also a little railroad train. I am larger than I was last year. I am five years old now.
LOUISE HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little velocipede, a train, a top that will spin and make music, a popgun, a pistol, some caps, lots of fire works, some candy, fruits and nuts. My little brother Selden wants a rattler and a rubber doll. I'll be a good boy if you will come to see me. Good-bye. Your little boy,
ELMO TRIMBLE JR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a little automobile that my little brother can ride in and bring me some candy, fruit, nuts and firecrackers, a jumping jack, a little horn and a drum and a dog that is alive and can bark and bite, a suit of long pants and a derby hat and a pistol, because I'm going to be a policeman when I get big. I will be a good little boy.
HAMILTON McALISTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I have not told you yet what I want, I will tell you now. I want a doll buggy, a table, a doll bed, a story book. Bring my sister Katie a doll buggy, a doll with hair and a doll bed and a machine. We will be ever so glad if you will bring them in time.
MARY ELLEN and KATIE EARLY.
155 Caroline street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you what I want. Doll buggy, a doll trunk, some doll dresses, a doll jacket or sack, a hat, shoes and stockings and a doll. I will close. I want the doll to be a boy doll.
ANNA SWOR.
257 Caroline street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a pretty doll, a nice wagon for my little brother, a pretty doll carriage, a rubber doll for my little baby sister, a pair of rubbers and a mackintosh.
WILMA PAYNE.
199 Grand avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a 6-year-old boy. These are some of the toys I would like to have you bring me: A gun, a train, a toolbox, a book, a cannon, a soldier suit, and anything you want to give me. This is the last I want.
CHARLIE MAXWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll that goes to sleep, a doll buggy, a set of furniture, a trunk and a set of dishes. Be sure and fill my stocking with all kinds of nuts and fruits. Don't forget my baby sister, "Jack." Your little friend,
CHARLIE LORRAINE ROSIER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you. Please bring me a stove, a trunk, a writing tablet, a new hat, two bunches of firecrackers and some candy, apples and oranges and bananas. I guess that is enough this time. Your little friend,
MARGARET HUGHES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice little rocking chair, a little fire engine and lots of pretty toys. If you have the money to spare bring my mama a pretty down quilt. Good-by. Yours truly,
LEE McKAY,
No. 179 Collin street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old and want to tell you what to bring me Christmas. I want a hook and ladder, a hose cart, a chief and his cart and fire engine. Also I would like a few firecrackers, some candy and nuts. With much love, I am your loving friend,
O. W. STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 15 months old and would like a moo cow, a rattler, a kitty book. Your loving little baby boy,
WALTER NICHOLS STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good girl all year, so won't you bring me a pretty doll, a white bureau and washstand, a set of dishes and candy, nuts and oranges. Wishing you a merry Christmas, I am your little girl.
OCTAVIA AGNES STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little boys and one little girl, and these are the things we want you to bring us: Sam wants an airgun, a wagon, a pony and a magic lantern. Virgie wants a doll that goes to sleep, a stove, some china dishes and a doll buggy. I want some tools, a streetcar, a little wagon, a train, gloves and a necktie. Please bring me lots of oranges, bananas, firecrackers, skyrockets and roman candles, and don't forget mama and papa. Good-by.
SAM, VIRGIE and EVERETT HALSELL.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: My little sister wants a doll, a buggy, a table, a tablecloth, a little red chair, some shooting crackers. She wants a doll with hair. I'll be good if you will bring her these nice things. Her name is Mattie Buckingham. From little
MATTIE BUCKINGHAM.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy, a doll, a trunk, a doll piano, some candy, oranges, bananas, nuts, apples and a doll dresser. Good-by. Your friend,
LEOLA CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please send me a little tin wagon, a "show nough" big gun, pistol and a doll that will open and shut her eyes, so I can play dolls with my sister Etta, who is only 3 years old, and you may bring sister Etta a doll cradle and doll if you will be so kind. Your little friend,
LUTHER SCRUGGS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I notice that quite a number of the kids have written you asking for different things. I am a boy 12 years old and want you to send me the Century Dictionary, Cyclopedia and Atlas, also "Little Indian Folks" and any other nice books. I have two little brothers and a little sister who will write you telling you what they want. Yours truly,
HUNTER BOYD.
452 Live Oak street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little boy 3 years old and would like you to bring me a little ice wagon, a soft ball, a pretty book, a trombone and something good to eat. You will find three stockings in grandma's room by the fireplace. John Homer's will be there, too. You can bring him a monkey that you hold by a rubber. Lovingly,
JIMMIE CROWDER.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: John Homer says he is not going to write to you this Christmas, but I hope you will not forget him. He is 9 years old. And I would like to have a wagon, sword, book, horn, top, ball, fireworks, candy, nuts and anything that you think a boy most 6 years old would like. Your little friend,
PHILIP CROWDER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a boy doll, a piano, a little buggy and horse. Also bring as many nuts, candies, bananas and oranges as you can. I want a new blackboard, too. Your friend,
RENICK SMITH,
248 North Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines, telling you what I want. I want a suit of clothes, an air gun, a little engine that runs by steam, a story book, some games, some nuts, apples, candy, popcorn and all kinds of fruit. When you come I will be in papa's room asleep. My address is 280 Texas street. Your little friend,
JOSEPH SAMUELS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Well, old Santa, it has been a year since you came and filled my stocking, but I think you have not forgot me. I want a new pair of shoes, a volume of story books, a few games and some nuts, candy and all kinds of fruit. I remain your friend,
JULIA SAMUELS, 280 Texas street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to tell you what I want. Well, I want an air gun, a little steam engine, a little rubber pig that cries and some games, and nuts, apples, candy and fruits of all kinds. Your little friend,
JESSE MAXWELL,
577 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a magic lantern, a boy climbing a string, a package of firecrackers, a box of torpedoes. Yours truly,
JOHN ARMSTRONG BOYD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: As every one else is writing I guess it is now my turn. I would like a pair of gloves, some handkerchiefs, a set of furs, a bottle of perfume, a doll, two books, a telescope, some nuts and candies. Well, as I asked you to send my big sister a sweetheart last Christmas and you did it, I reckon I will get what I ask for. Your little girl,
JEWELL BOYD,
452 Live Oak.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air gun, a great big engine, a few games and some nuts, popcorn, candy and all kinds of fruits. My address is 577 Ross avenue. I remain your little friend,
ROBERT MAXWELL.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. I want a doll buggy with a doll that will go to sleep in it, a trunk, some apples, oranges, candy and some nuts. Good-by. Your little friend,
KATE CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My dear Santa Claus: I am Mr. Jonas Bolanz Weil's little sister and hope you won't forget me. I want a nice, big piano and stool to sit on, some dishes and a table to put them on, a doll to play with and a pretty Christmas tree. I am 4 years old and mind my mama all the time.
DOLLBABY WEIL,
134 Hughes Circle.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an iron train, also an ox and team, a watch, a magic lantern and an ice wagon. I am 7 years old, a good boy, go to school and study hard and love you very much.
JONAS BOLANZ WEIL,
134 Hughes Circle.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a little doll buggy, a little doll swing, candy, nuts, bananas and oranges. Good-by. Your little friend,
LUCILE CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Good Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old. I thank you for the nice things you brought me last Christmas. Please bring me this Christmas just a big sleeping doll, with long, curly hair, a dresser with three drawers, some nice candy, a set of dishes, a cart, a piano, and that's all. Oh, yes; please thank The Dallas Morning News for being so kind to little boys and girls in giving you our letters. Your friend,
PEARL FRANCES O'BANNON,
604 Haskell avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am going to New Orleans for the holidays and would like for you to visit me there. Please bring me two books, one "Adventures of a Brownie" and the other, "When Molly Was Six." I would also like to have a parlor set and bedroom set for my little dollie. I remain your little friend,
CARRIE LEAKE ORTLIEB,
Aged 8.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a knife, a hook and ladder with three ladders, a bugle, a drum and a book. I will promise to be a good boy. Yours truly,
OSCAR BOYD,
452 Live Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa: Please send me a doll that will say mama and shut and open her eyes. I want a sewing machine, a book named "Little Lame Prince," a horse and buggy, a box of candy and a lot of nuts and an automobile to ride my doll in. Yours truly,
CATHERINE MILLER,
545 Ross avenue.

- December 19, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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DECEMBER 20, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a nice little train with two little cars, a big stick of red candy and some nuts. Ollie wants a little dolly with long hair that is black and a yellow kitty cat that hollers. Paul says he wants a little nigger pickaninny that has a black face and can cry when he squeezes it. Paul and me are chums and we have been so good. Ollie has been good, too. Come to see us soon and bring heaps of nice things. Your little friends,
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM and PAUL SPEAKER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and doll buggy, a set of dishes, a little lamp like Forest's, a little rocking chair like Jack's. I have a little brother. His name is Richard. I want you to bring him a little knife, fork and spoon, a rubber doll, ball, some nuts, candy and oranges. I live at 230 First avenue. Yours as ever,
VIOLET STONE.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and too large now to want baby playthings, so bring me a trunk, some handkerchiefs and some pretty books; also a fascinator to wear around my ears when I go to school.
RUTH HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like a nice rocking horse, a set of dishes, a doll head to put on my big doll, a go-cart, story books, all kinds of candy, nuts, apples, oranges and a doll with a long dress. Good-by. Your friend,
MARY ALSTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I write to you as all of the boys are writing to you. I want a book strap, a grocery wagon, an airgun, some apples, hickorynuts, a box of bullets for a gun. Sister wants a set of dishes to play with. That is all this time. Good-by.
EDWIN ALSTON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Since I wrote last Christmas I have become very much interested in reading, so this time bring me some nice books, something you think would suit a little girl of 12 years. I would like to have a bottle of perfume, six nice handkerchiefs and some games.
MABEL M. HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a billy goat, a train, bicycle, firecrackers, two roman candles, nuts and caps for my little pistol. Bring all the little orphans at Buckner Orphans' Home some nice things to eat. I am a little boy 7 years old.
AVERY ROBBINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear old Santa: I am a little boy 6 years old. I wish you would bring me a writing desk and chair, some fireworks, books, a ball and a bicycle if you have enough money, and please bring little Leona May a cradle and a rattle, for she is a little baby. And please don't forget mama and papa and Brother Anderson. Now, dear old Santa, good-by, and take care of yourself and don't get lost till after Christmas. Your little boy,
BART V. OWSLY JR.,
218 Swisse ave.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. Please bring me a Christmas tree, A. B. C. blocks, a doll dressed in pink, dresses, wardrobe, a swing for my doll and a table with three little chairs. I have no little brother, so please don't bring me a drum, hatchet or a horn. I will be a good little girl. Your little friend,
ERNA PRUDHOMME.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see a lot of boys and girls are writing to you. I want a football, horn, pistol caps, torpedoes, firecrackers and some candy, nuts and fruit, and I like to forgot to tell you: I want a picture book. So good-by. Your little friend and admirer,
MARTIN DICKSON,
109
1/2 S. Ervay.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air gun, an express wagon, a picture book, a top, a pop-gun, some candy, fruit, nuts and some fireworks. Now, Santa, be sure and come. Good-by,
HOWARD ERNEST COLEMAN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a new suit of clothes, a drum, a velocipede, some blocks, a knife and firecrackers (no big ones). You may bring me lots of good things to eat. I am most always a good boy, just bad sometimes, of course, you know boys can't be good all the time. I am 6 years old and papa's baby. Your little friend,
CICERO F. COHRON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl 5 years old. Bring me a sewing machine, a doll, go-cart, a doll, some kitchen dishes, a comb and brush for my doll and handkerchiefs. Bring my little brother a drum, hobby horse. Don't forget to bring me and brother candy and nuts. Good night, dear Santa Claus. I am your little friend,
FANNIE LOUISE BLOCK,
157 Seegar street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of leggings, a gun, some games, fireworks, a story book. I am a little boy 8 years old. Bring my little brother a pair of leggings, a little train, a story book, some fireworks. And bring my little brother Joe a little train, a picture book, some building blocks and don't forget to bring us all some candy, nuts, oranges and apples. Good-by. Your little boy,
WILLIE LYNE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am 8 years old January. As every one else is letting you know their wish for Christmas I thought I would too. Papa tells me money is scarce, so I don't want anything that cost money. I just want you to bring my aunt Dodo home from Little Rock, Ark., and bring us a baby so she will have to stay here to take care of it. That's all. Your little friend,
HARRY WHITE, 793 Main street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa: I am going down in east Texas to spend Christmas with my grandmamma and papa. Bring me one good air gun, plenty of BB shot, one dozen packages of firecrackers, some roman candles, sixteen and twenty shooters if you have them; skyrockets, a pair of new shoes and a standing collar and as many other pretty things as you can. My little brother is 1 year old. Bring him a rocker, horse and a rattler. I will have hay and oats all ready for your pony Christmas Eve night. Your dear little boy,
HAMILTON WALKER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: As Christmas is nearly here and I love Christmas so very much and I always get so many nice things, I will tell you what I want. I want my big doll that you brought me three years ago, all dressed. I want a doll trunk, a pair of kid gloves, a doll bed and a ring with two rubys in it. I want a book of "Five Little Peppers" and the book of "Black Beauty." Be sure to bring something to papa, mama and brother Waldo. Your little friend,
DIXIE HESS.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to please bring me a doll, a doll lamp, a red wagon. Guess you had better leave it outside. I am afraid you could not get down the pipe with it, as I want it big enough to haul in wood for mother. Bring a jack-in-the-box and a pig that will halloa. Miss Bessie Holly is my teacher. I love her very much. Santa, couldn't you drop something in my stocking for her, too? Bring something for my Aunt Willie, and don't forget some candy, nuts and oranges. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
HATTIE ROBINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a tricycle, a book named "Jack and Gill." Don't forget to bring my Sister Ruth something nice, because she is sick. Bring me some candy, nuts and oranges, a doll's piano, a great big doll that can go to sleep at night. I am a little girl 9 years old. Good-by.
GERTRUDE BARTLETT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Bring me a sword, little electric train, horse and wagon, tool chest, apples, oranges, candy and bananas. Bring little sister a little piano, teaset, doll, ring, chain, apples, oranges, candy and bananas. Oh, yes! Bring me a wagon and Vivian a doll buggy and battleship. Good-by.
BYRON FOY.
121 Holmes street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Noah's ark, a pistol that shoots caps, with twenty boxes of caps; a gun that shoots rubber balls, a sword, a horn, two little dolls, a bank, a chemical engine, a hosecart, hook and ladder and a book. I'll be 7 years old next year. Your little friend,
KIRBY McDONOUGH.
1100 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write to thank you for what you brought me before and tell you what I want this Christmas. I would like to have a doll buggy, a false face, a story book, a little tub, firecrackers, an orange, raisins, candy and something for papa and mama. I am 7 years old. Your little friend,
MABELLE E. ROBINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big drawing-board and a picture puzzle. Your little friend,
SHIRLEY MAY CARR.

- December 20, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 2.
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DECEMBER 21, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you early this year and avoid the awful rush. All on the green earth I want for Christmas is a little pony, a cart, a sidesaddle, saddle so I can vary the way of riding, and then I would be very glad indeed if you would bring an airship that can take me up to dizzy heights so I can view Dallas from the clouds. If I am not asking too much, dear Santa, I would like a kinetoscope, with directions how to make the films that go in it. I want to give a public exhibition of some of the exciting scenes enacted on St. Louis street. I do not know my exact age, but would judge that I am somewhere between 5 and 14. Bring my sisters and brother something. I do not think grandma and papa and mama are particular about what you bring them, but for papa let me suggest that you bring that inevitable cup and saucer -- he has gotten one for the past ten years. Bring a horse doctor along with you to see what is the matter with Sawanie's foot. Made keeps well and looks fine, and dear little Rover is looking forward to the time when he will get something nice from you. I hope you will not think me selfish. Goodby, dear Santa, with a hundred kisses and a big hug for your dear old self. I am your devoted and hopeful friend,
JACQUELINE CRAWFORD,
267 St. Louis street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 2 1/2 years old. I want a rocking chair, rocking horse, gold ring, drum, watch, and lots of candy and peanuts and grandma and grandpa to come Christmas. Your little boy,
FLOYD DAVIS,
618 Commerce street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a large jointed doll dressed in blue silk. My teacher said that she would like for me to get the first book "Around the World," large doll buggy for my doll, white handkerchiefs, Bible with my name on it. Your friend,
GRACE THOMAS,
548 Bryan street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Good Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a football, air gun, a good book, "Child's History of England" preferred. I'd like to have a magic lantern, though mama had rather I wouldn't. My brother Ray wants a pop-gun, velocipede and lots of fireworks. Of course we will expect plenty of candy and nuts. Please bring along some bullets for the air gun. Yours for a merry Christmas,
EARL RUPARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what my sister and I want you to bring us. A ring, bracelet, pair of mits, fruit and candy. Jessie says tell you she wants a doll, too.
EDITH and JESSIE RUPARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a bracelet, trunk, oranges, candies and a nice book that is funny. I want a brooch and a big doll.
SALLIE McKENZIE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you and let you know what I would like you to bring me. A pair of gloves, four packages of firecrackers, a cap pistol, twelve boxes of caps, candies, nuts, oranges and apples. I will close. Yours truly,
HENRY DANNELLY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Good Old Santa: Please bring me a copy of "Gulliver's Travels," a flute, horn, one of those long cap pistols with a feather in it, games but no dominoes, toys that wind up and run and place some goodies in my stocking. Your little friend,
JOSEPH SMITH,
655 Swiss avenue.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I don't want much this Christmas. Bring me a doll, a doll buggy, a little chair, a toy piano, a doll cradle and a tablecloth. I have plenty of napkins. Bring me a large doll with curls like mine and a doll bed. Have my doll dressed in white. Good-by Santa. Your little friend,
WILLIE GAYLE BUCKINGHAM.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I love you; you are my sweetheart. Please bring me a little negro doll, jack-in-the-box and some candy, a package of firecrackers and everything else you can spare, and that's all. Lovingly,
BOO WELLS.
155 Twelfth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: As all the children are writing to you I will write also. I want a red jacket, red pair of slippers, stove, story book, candy, nuts and any other toys you may have to spare; also some fruit. I am 9 years old. Your little friend,
JUANITA LINDSEY,
404 Elm street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a hoop, ball, rubber rat that squeaks, sack of candy and some nuts. Your friend. I am 3 years old.
SELLARS LINDSEY,
404 Elm street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I have not told you what I want I will now write and let you know. I want a doll, a doll bed, doll buggy and story book. Please bring my sister Katie a doll bed, doll, set of dishes, a machine. Please bring them, as we have both been awful good girls.
MARY ELLEN and KATIE EARLY,
155 Caroline street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you what I want: A doll buggy, a doll trunk, some dresses for my doll, a jacket, a cap and a hat for her to wear to Sunday school and a boy doll. I want some shoes and stockings for my little girl doll. Your friend,
EDITH SWOR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am now 6 years old and am getting to be quite a big girl. Please bring me a little set of dishes, a life-size rag doll, a doll buggy, a doll table, a chair and a story book. Your little friend,
RUBY KNIGHT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a doll buggy, a nice doll, a doll trunk and a large doll swing. Bring my little brother a Barnum's calliope and a little doll. Bring Edgar a wheelbarrow, a box of building blocks and a train of cars. Bring us all something. Your little girl,
KATHLEEN KNIGHT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. I like you very much. Please tell me where you live. You can leave the things I want on the back stoop. We have no chimney. I want a whistle, a whip, a horn, a dog, a wagon and lots of goodie-goodies. Please also give me a baby boy brother.
MAI ROBERTS, Annex street.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, and fascinator, piano, doll buggy, rocking chair, bedstead, trunk, dresser, firecrackers, ten roman candles, candy, story book, picture books, dishes, table, fruit and nuts. Your friend,
ELLIS REID.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, blue bedstead furniture, piano, dresser, pocketbook, trunk, story book of "Babes in the Woods," rocking chair, looking-glass, bottle cologne, torpedoes, photograph, twelve roman candles, ten packages firecrackers, ten sky rockets, toilet case and fruit. I am 11 years old. You have my best love,
LILLIE LEE REID.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me new magic lantern slides. The ones I've got have grown familiar to everybody. Bring my brother something nice, too. Don't forget candy, fruit and nuts. Yours truly,
DIXIE HALL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little girl and want you to bring me for Christmas a doll as big as me with pink cheeks and long yellow hair that will talk and cry when I squeeze it and that won't break when my little brother Rob throws it around by its legs. You needn't bring brother Rob anything, 'cause he has been bad and pulled my hair. Your little friend,
LEONE ANSLEY.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a story book, large desk, fireworks, candy and two oranges. I am 9 years old.
VERNON DARGAN, 330 Ninth-st.

P. S. -- And a toy wagon.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a little barn, horse and carriage in it, wooly horse, milk wagon, handkerchief, streetcar, harp, horn, lots of candy. I am 6 years old and live on Fifth street.
CARL SAUNDERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little tool box full of tools, a wagon, candy, nuts, oranges, apples and some bananas. From your friend,
JESSE JENKINS,
126 Willow street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little girl, 5 years old. Bring me a doll that will open and shut its eyes, a baby buggy, doll, set of furniture, a story book, candy, nuts, bananas and oranges. Don't forget my little sister, Florence. She is 3 years old and wants a rocking chair, a doll, baby buggy, piano and a pair of mittens for us both. Please remember mama and papa. Your little girls,
SADIE and FLORENCE ANDERSON.
539 Fairmount avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me nuts, candy, fruit and some other nice things for little boys. Bring the same things for my little brother. And first of all take some nice things to the little boys and girls that have no mama and papa out at the Buckner Orphans' Home.
LEE LEWIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a few lines to show that I have not forgotten you. I would like a doll, bureau, a story book and some candy. Good-by until next time.
CECILIA BERNEA.
923 Live Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me some firecrackers, a hook and ladder, a big one; painting pencils, slippers for baby. I am 7 years old. Willie wants some roman candles. Good-by,
SAM RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a dump cart, a horse, firecrackers, paint brushes, roman candles. Bring baby a rattle. Good-by,
WILLIE RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pair of gloves, games, books, a doll that can move its legs like a baby. I am a little girl 9 years old. Also a doll hammock, a chair and some nuts and candy. Bring the baby a comb and brush. Don't forget to come to see me. I am your little girl,
LOUISE RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I want a doll, buggy, table with a drawer, rocking chair and lots of fruit and candy. I am 7 years old.
MILDRED SKELTON.
516 Jackson street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will find my letter in The Dallas News. Please bring me a set of furs, gloves and lots of handkerchiefs. I would like a bed for my doll to sleep on, a new dress and hat for her. Do not forget my mama and Roland, and bring my brother, Willie, a magic lantern and sweater. Remember all the poor children in town. I am 8 years old and live at 223 San Jacinto street. From your little girl,
MARIE HAM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would please bring me a ring, a pair of kid gloves, No. 6; a red jacket, a colored pencil, a dresser, a box of writing paper, nuts, candy and fruit; also some fireworks and roman candles and skyrockets. Good-by. Your little friend,
MARY JOSEPH FINNIGAN.
235 St. Joseph street.

 

No. 20 Highland Street, Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a nice size dresser, a wheelbarrow, a little hoe, rake and spade, rubber ball, all kinds of fireworks, candy, nuts and fruits. Bring my little brother, Towers, a rag doll he can't break, a streetcar, candy, nuts and fruits. Don't forget my uncle; bring him something nice. Your little boy,
MERCER CLARK.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll buggy, high chair, little iron bed with brass on it for my dolly, all kinds of candy, nuts and fruits. Please don't forget mama, papa, grandmama and my aunt, Miss Essie. Your little friend,
VELMA CLARE CLARK,
No. 20 Highland street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, bracelet, puff comb and a hat. Hoping to see these Christmas morning, I remain your little friend,
PAULINE JONES.
552 Worth street.

P. S. -- Please bring me some fireworks.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll baby with long dresses on. Be careful so that it won't break. Please bring my cousin, Louisa, a little black "Dinah." I want lots of other things, by my doll baby the most of all. Your little friend,
LORENA HOLLAND,
552 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big fire engine with hose, a hook and ladder. I also want some fireworks. Be sure and bring them all. I will be a good boy. Good-by. Your little boy,
CHASE HOLLAND,
552 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. I live in Corn Hill, Tex. Bring me something, anything you think I ought to have. Don't forget me. Your little friend,
LUISE LUTZ.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good girl. Please bring me a play piano, stool and doll trunk and no more. I am 3 1/2 years old.
FRANCES MAY LEDDY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air-gun, an automobile, a horn that sounds like the bugle boys, a train that you wind with a key. Bring my baby sister a rattle. Dear Santa Claus, good-by. I will be a good boy for three months.
HARRY McPHERSON,
195 Peak avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 6. -- There are three of us. Maggie is 7, Jolly is 5 and Mary is 5 months old. I want a big bisque doll, doll buggy, tea set, candy, fruit, ring, firecrackers and a tree loaded with good things. Brother wants an airgun, firecrackers, candy, fruit and a big tree. Mary wants a rubber doll and a dog. If you can't get through the chimney, come through the front door. It will be open. We are all good. Good-by.
IVY and JOLLY SCALES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a piano, a little washboard, a tub and some candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and a trunk. Don't forget where I live. From your friend,
PEARL JENKINS.
126 Willow street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of kid gloves, a big doll; also "Uncle Remus," volume 2; some fireworks, and anything else you please. Your friend,
MAY McGAFFEY.
57 Lancaster avenue.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old and mama's only boy. Please bring me a bat and ball, little violin, picture books, cup and saucer, nuts, candy, apples, bananas, oranges, raisins and many nice things. Don't fail to come to see your little boy,
T. RAY SWIM.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. Please bring me a little train, a gunboat, wooden cannon, candy, nuts and firecrackers. I will be ever so good a boy. I live at 212 Jefferson street.
JULES R. BERND.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a buggy with a high seat and a top to it, a point-lace cap on the doll; also a ring with two sets in it, some dishes, a little red table with table-cloth and napkin, a piano, furniture and a doll chair. Little sister Fay says bring her some "tings and pritties." Your little friend,
LOIS LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I want a BB gun, a bow and arrows, some story books, brand-new shoes, a pair of pants, a hat and lots of good things. Yours truly,
JOHN FOOTE.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an iron train that will run by itself, firecrackers, two packs, two roman candles, two skyrockets, an art slate, some candy, bananas and nuts. I am 8 years old and my number is 233 Lancaster avenue. Don't forget the place. Your friend,
CELESTINE LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll cradle, doll bed, candy, oranges, bananas, firecrackers and two roman candles. I am the only little girl here, so you can bring me a stove, set of dishes, hammock, swing, set of furniture, story book, wheel, piano, doll trunk, writing desk, pitcher and bowl, doll table, a doll washing set, doll machine, two chairs, doll spoons, molasses-pitcher. That's enough for this Christmas. I will wait till next Christmas for the rest. Your little girl,
MYRTLE COLTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a gocart, a set of dishes, a blackboard, a story book, candy and please don't forget my sister, Sadie, and Brother Ben. He wants a bicycle. Good-by, Santa.
DELLA MAY WOLFORD.
270 North Lamar street.

- December 21, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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DECEMBER 22, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Mr. Santa: I am a good little girl. Bring me a doll baby, a set of dishes and a rocking chair. Bring my mama a diamond ring and bring my big sister a beau -- I mean a young man beau. She hasn't got any. Your little girl,
MARY JOSEPH FINNIGAN.
235 St. Joseph street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a nice doll, doll buggy, large doll trunk, large doll swing, a pair of overshoes to wear to school when it rains. Bring my sister Ruby a doll buggy, doll, doll table, doll chair, pair of gloves, a set of dishes and a doll wardrobe. Your little friend,
KATHLEEN KNIGHT.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa: I believe you are a fine man and will bring me an iron train, an iron dump cart. Now, this is not enough. I want a lot of nuts to eat, candy, a buggy and horse. If you want to ring me up phone 4001--3 rings. So good-by.
W. LESTER POWERS.
21 Park street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me two packages of firecrackers, a game, a spring gun and an engine. Bring my little brother Roy a train, drum, a sword, fire engine and some nuts and candy. Your little friend,
B. O. GAMBRELL,
555 Fairmount avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. - Dear Santa Claus: I won't ask for as many things as Clestine and Lois did. Bring me a horn, a boy doll, nuts, bananas, oranges, a red ball, a tricycle, a doll wagon and rocking-horse; also a knife. That's all I want. Your friend,
EDWIN LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old, and want you to bring me a football, a horn, a picture book, three packages of firecrackers, one box of torpedoes, six boxes of pistol caps, some nuts and candy. Your little friend,
MARTIN DICKSON.
109
1/2 South Ervay street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a wagon with pedals like a bicycle to coast on; a fiddle, a lantern, an air gun, a doll stove to cook on, a bank, a fire engine, a box of raisins, a kodak, a little icecream, freezer, a sewing machine and a book of "Old Father Hubbard" and a fireplace, or just bring up your whole store and I will pick out what I want. I am 6 years old and have been a good boy all the year. Your friend,
CHARLES PACE FREEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a bed with a little doll on it, a wagon, a choo-choo train, and I know I want a jack, a rabbit, too. No, never mind the rabbit. Bring a wagon to haul chips in. I am 3 years old. Good-by,
WILL FREEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Will you please bring me a large doll with white dress and blue cap, a tooth brush, Christmas tree, apples, bananas, oranges, nuts, candy, popcorn and a little iron? And I will continue to be mama's good little girl. My aunt calls me Sunshine. You will please bring just the same things for sister Eola. Yours lovingly,
MALETA GLOVER.
118 Hays street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a box of blocks, a knife, a book, I think I would like "Robinson Crusoe," fireworks, candy, nuts, fruit. I would like all this to be put on a Christmas tree instead of in my stocking, and I will try to be a real good boy. With love,
ERIC B. GLOVER.
186 Hays street.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 3 years old, and I want a rocking horse, jumpingjack, saw, ax, apples, oranges, nuts and bananas. Your little friend,
GEORGE LAWRENCE HOWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: My mama reads me the children's letters, and I want to ask you for a wheel. If you bring me one I will look at all the toys and won't want a one. Your little friend,
LELAND LAUVE.
139 Cadiz street.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of furniture, a dark-haired doll, tin dishes, a stove, colored pencil, a set of dominoes, a book and firecrackers, plenty of oranges, nuts, candy and bananas. Don't forget papa and mama. Your little friend,
STANLEY F. BATES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: Will you please bring me a doll, a doll buggy and a rocking horse with a long tail. Besides that I want you to bring two dozen roman candles and ten packages of firecrackers. We are 12 and 15 years old. Good-bye. Your friends,
WILLIE and ROBERT DORAN.
316 Gaston avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a nice big doll and parlor suit if you have any more of them. Send my brother a box of tools and a boat and some candy, oranges and apples, and you will oblige your little friend,
RUTH FABIAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a ball, a bat, candy, apples and oranges, a cap pistol, a train of cars, bananas, a little wagon, a wheelbarrow and anything else you think of. I am a little boy 6 years old. Mama wants a fine music box. Remember papa, too, and bring him something nice. That is all. If you are hungry when you get here you will find cake on the table. Your friend,
EDGAR CROZIER.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa: I write to ask you to bring me a set of marbles, an ice wagon, set of tools, dump cart and train, candy, oranges, apples and nuts, and oh! what a merry Christmas I will have! With true love to you, I am
BUDDY POWERS.
21 Park street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old. Please bring me a blue-eyed doll, doll buggy, cradle, a book, little table, chairs, lots of toys and a bushel of good things to eat. Your little girl,
MARY JONES.
390 North Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big drawing board and a picture puzzle and a musical horn. Please don't forget my little friends and the poor little children. Your little friend,
SHIRLEY MAY CARR.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll and a writing desk. I have lost the cooking utensils to my stove, so please bring me some more, and bring books for my desk, a little broom, candy, nuts and anything else you have for me. Your little friend,
DONOLDA ANDREWS.
231 Jefferson street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: As all the other little children are telling what they want I will tell you, too. A train like papa's, with two coal cars and a red caboose; a drum, an ice wagon, a horn like Criswell's band, a football and an elephant. Please bring them to Athens, because I will be there Christmas. I will be a good boy. Yours with love,
HARRY M. BROWN.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I want a doll, doll buggy, some apples, oranges, nuts and candy, and anything else nice for a little girl like me. Yours truly,
RUTH HOWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like to have a rough rider suit, a magic lantern, tin sailboat, collar buttons, cannon, a game and a book. Goodby, Santa.
ALLEN. [as given]

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a little machine, pair of scissors, candy, four packages of firecrackers, four roman candles, mandolin and a pair of shoes. Please don't forget to bring me a set of furs. Bring the man across the street a new suit of clothes. Fill my stocking full of candy, nuts and fruits. Your little friend,
LURLENE BUTLER.

 

111 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 12 years old. Please bring me a bicycle, a baby buggy, a gocart, a doll that is big enough to fit it, a stove, a ring, linked bracelet, silver or gold one; stove with the pipe and all of the vessels that belong to it. I will close for this time. God bless Santa Claus. Yours tenderly,
ALICE ROSE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Next week is Christmas. Please do not forget our house. I live on Canton street. If you want to come in the front door I will not lock it. I will go to bed early and I will shut my eyes tight. I want a baby doll, a box of candy, and I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
NELLIE FITZGERALD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. I want you to please bring me a nice doll, a nice rocking chair and table for my doll. Please bring my brothers something nice. Your little friend,
ALICE RANDOLPH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me an airgun, book that is called "Around the World," rubbers, roman candles, two packages of firecrackers. Goodby. Your loving boy,
WILLIE GRICE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a bureau, stove, all cooking things, a big doll and two girl dolls, a clown that squeals, a doll buggy with red parasol. All the dolls have shoes and stockings and hats. Don't forget my brothers, sisters, papa and mama. Your friend,
FRANCES KLINE.
Five years old; 146 Greenwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring [me] a bureau, stove, doll buggy, a boy doll, washboard, tub, a ringer, pair of shoes and mittens. Don't forget our family.
GEORGIA WRIGHT.
Age 10; 153 Greenwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 9 years old, and I would like to tell you what I would like to have: A bucket with little scissors in it, a doll buggy, a Bible and a speech book. I live on corner of Oak Lawn and Maple avenue.
IDA MAY HUSSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I will tell you what I want for Christmas: A pair of scissors, a doll, story book and a swing. I live on the corner of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. Don't forget the place. Yours respectfully,
WINNIE HUSSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a sword, a gun, a suit and a cap. Your little friend,
SAMMIE BLESSING JR.
192 Eakin street.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live three miles northwest of Grand Prairie, and I have been a good boy and want you to bring me a ring, a rubber rattler, a little red wagon, and do not forget my little sweetheart. She lives in Dallas. Her name is Hazel Brown. Please remember papa and mama. Their names are Bob and Hettie.
WILLIAM LEE PRESLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to come to my house Christmas night and bring me a move wagon, furniture, men driving some horses, nuts, candy, oranges, and bring my little sister, Elizabeth, candy, a doll and a new dress. I am a little boy 4 years old and I live on Swiss avenue, No. 260. I've been good and you must be sure to come. Your little boy,
LAURENCE SCHMID.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are so glad that it is nearly time for you to come again. I want you to bring me a watch and chain and some nice toys, apples, oranges, candy, nuts, etc. Bring my little brothers something. Your (sic) truly,
WILLIE RANEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: When Buggie took me down town I saw you where you have all your nice Christmas presents for good children. I am 5 years old and try to be a good girl. I will just ask you to please bring me a piano that I can play on, some dishes, a stable, a cook stove, a big doll just like you brought Sittie last Christmas. I hope I have not asked for too much. Mrs. McCorkle is teaching me to sing for you at the Park Church Christmas night. By-by till Christmas night.
LOMA ALLEN,
178 Exposition ave.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: If it is not too much, I would like for you to bring me a doll, a workbox, nuts, candy, oranges, apples, a doll house with a few dolls in it, a telephone in it and a little doll bed with brass nobs on it. You are such a nice kind man, I know you will bring them. Your little friend,
ESTELL CARTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: If it not too much, I would like to have a doll, a doll trunk, a doll bed, apples, nuts, oranges, a doll house with a telephone and a few dolls in it, and bring Stella a doll trunk. She forgot to tell you to bring her one. Your little friend,
CECIE CARTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll bed, doll cradle, doll swing, doll hammock, oranges, bananas, apples, candy and a great big pineapple. I am the only little girl here, so you can bring me a stove, stove vessels, doll chamber, a bedroom set and a bicycle. That is all. Your little girl,
MYRTLE COTTON.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa: I am your best friend and I know you won't forget me. So I will let you know what I want. I want a horn that will blow loud, an apple, an orange, firecrackers, and put something on the Christmas tree for me. Bring Tom a red stick of candy and a rattler and I will be a good boy. Good-by. Your friend,
ROY FLORENCE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I'm a little girl 7 years old. I think you have not forgotten me this year. The first thing I want is a little doll trunk, the second thing is a big doll, the third thing a pretty story book, the fourth thing a doll buggy to roll my doll in, the fifth thing a pair of red kid gloves, the sixth thing a set of dishes, a little table, the seventh thing a doll hat, the eighth thing a pair of new shoes. Santa Claus, don't forget to fill my stocking full of candy, nuts and oranges. Always your friend,
JOSIE CANDIOTTA.
570 Ross avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. I am not always as good as you would like to see me, but I do try so hard to mind mama. I wish you would please bring me a toolchest, a story book and whatever you think would please. Your little friend,
RAY LAMPSON.
81 Highland street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dear Santa: Please send me a hobby horse, not a double one, a horn, drum, gun and box of caps. Bring for auntie a nice yellow dress and nice bonnet.
FRANCISCA. [as given]

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a piano and some nuts, fruits and candy. Goodby.
CLARA CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll cradle, a doll, a large set of dishes and some nuts and candy. Goodbye.
MATTIE POTTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an airgun and little train. I want a story book and some nuts and candy. Goodbye.
HENRY CULLOM.

 

[presumably Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big tool box and a four-bladed knife, an airgun and shot. My name is
THRUSTON BOWER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a book named "Cinderella," a small doll stool and a pearl-handle knife, nuts, candy and some money to buy a pony with. Good-by. Your little girl,
AURELIA E. COCKRELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a small doll stool, an ice cream freezer, a bedroom set, a sewing machine and a little swing and some firecrackers, nuts, candy and all kinds of fruit. Your little girl,
SARAH E. COCKRELL.

P. S. -- I forgot to say I want a ring.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a fire engine, a little red wagon, some firecrackers, candy, nuts and all fruits and a little car with seats on it. Your little boy,
FRANK COCKRELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to write you a letter. I want you to bring me a drum and a hook and ladder and a small engine and a hose cart and a hammer to crack my nuts. I am a boy 8 years old. Your dear
JESSE DERAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy only 3 years old and am too little to write a letter myself, so I got my papa to write this one on the typewriter for me. Please bring me a little boy's tricycle, a little train that will run by itself, a top that will spin and make music, a popgun, a pistol and some caps, lots of fireworks, some nuts, [fruit] and candy. Please bring my little brother, Selden, a rubber doll and rattler. I will be a good boy. Good-by.
ELMO TRIMBLE JR.
510 Swiss avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a cap pistol, a drum and a bunch of firecrackers. Please bring me a present for my aunt and mama. Your friend,
WALTER RITTER.
249 Worth street.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old and am going to school for my first season. Please bring me a set of dishes and a bracelet and some oranges and candy, and oblige,
ETHEL CRAWFORD.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old and am going to school for my first season. Please bring me a 22 target rifle and a bunch of firecrackers, some torpedoes, some candy, oranges and apples, and oblige,
ROBERT COMBS.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I'm only 4 years old, but I want lots of nice things. I want you to bring me a doll and buggy, a little workbasket, with a pair of scissors in it, a book, a swing and some fruit. Please bring little brother some things, too, so he won't want mine, and don't forget Seagle, either, please, your little girl,
SUDIE WARLICK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good boy this year. I want an airgun, an express wagon, a boy doll, a knife and a nice story book and a little two-story house, some candy and nuts. Your friend,
EARNEST COLEMAN.
510 Swiss avenue.

- December 22, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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DECEMBER 23, 1900

For The News.

MRS. SANTY.

Most folks think that old Santy
Makes all of the little folks toys,
That the poor old man works dreadfully hard
To give them these coveted joys,
They think he sits up past his bed-time,
Working on wonderful things,
There, in his queerest of work-shops,
Full of dollies and wagons and swings.

But the truth is that old Mrs. Santy,
That dearest of women -- today
Works while the old man is snoring --
She just keeps pegging away,
Patiently mending and making,
(Her spectacles slightly askew);
By the time that old Santy is waking,
The crippled toys look good as new.

She lets him sleep on and she gathers,
All the beautiful things for his pack,
Placing them neatly and safely,
So they may not lose off his back;
And when it is time for his flitting
O'er the chimney tops far and away,
Then only can poor Mrs. Santy
Get a wee nap o' sleep before day.
MATTIE HOLLAND SWANN.
Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old, and I have been a very good girl. Bring me a baby doll, a doll buggy, a little sewing machine and a set of dishes that my little brother can't break. Bring my baby brother a drum, a little wagon and a rocking horse. Bring both of us candy, fruit and nuts, and don't forget my mama and papa. I am your little friend,
FANNIE LOUISE BLACK,
157 Seegar st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little horse and wagon, a little patrol and fire engine, some candy and oranges. Now, if you bring me that I will be much obliged to you, and will think you are a good Santa Claus.
HOWARD KYLE.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, iron bed, a little chair, set of dishes, trunk and a book. Bring Joel a tin wagon, a jack in the box, a horn, a drum, a rag baby, life size, and bring us both lots of nuts, bananas, oranges and candy, and keep a big hug and kiss of thanks for your own dear self. Your little friend,
MARY WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pair of rubber shoes, a pair of lace shoes, a folding bed, trunk, doll, piano, some books, firecrackers, a new dress, hat, iron stove, set of dishes, nuts, candy and games. I guess that is all. I am a girl. Good-by, Santa Claus. Be sure and come to my house.
GEORGE CLARK.
228 Sutton street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big wagon, set of tools, two packages of firecrackers, some other kinds of fireworks, a wagon that you can wind up and go, and a little ship that you can put on water. Well, good-by. From your boy,
EUGENE WAMPLER.
141 First avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. I go to Sunday school and try to be a good girl. I want you to bring me a wheel, a doll buggy, a collarette, muff, a stove to cook on and a trunk. I hope you will not think I have asked for too much. Wishing all the little girls and boys a happy Christmas, I am your little girl.
LEONORA MOSSY KNOTT.
144 Race street.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little baby 10 months old. I want a ring, a rattle and some other playthings. Santa, don't forget my little sweetheart. She lives in Dallas. Please remember papa, mama and grandmama. Uncle Dick and my aunties. Your little friend,
WILLIAM LEE PRESLEY.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] My Dear Santa: Please bring these things when you come. First, I want a large doll and a ring. I want six handkerchiefs, blouse dress and a leather cap, a pair of gloves and some mittens and stockings. I have a little baby sister now. I don't know what she wants, but I will ask you to bring her two little dresses, a ring and a solid gold bracelet and a dressing sack. My name is Carrie Carden. I don't know where you live. I want a reefer for her, and that will be all. Your baby girls,
SALINA and CARRIE CARDEN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old, and I live in Cornhill, Tex. Please bring me anything you want me to have. Now don't forget me. Your little friend,
LOUISE LUTZ.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a toy train, a pistol and caps, a gun that shoots a rubber ball, a little dog, a nice story book, a bugle, six roman candles and a whole lot of firecrackers, candy, oranges and nuts. Be sure and bring a tool chest for me and Clyde. One will be enough for us both. Your friend,
ARLEIGH MARTIN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have waited almost till Christmas to write, so I would be sure to remember what I wrote. I try to be a good little boy, so I hope you will bring me lots of nice presents like you always do. I want a foot pump for my bicycle, some gold collar buttons, for I have a sure enough shirt now; then a nice story book, a pointed football, an alcohol engine and a game, for mama wants something to amuse me to keep me at home. Little Baby Sheppard wants a train that runs on a track, a streetcar, a wagon, a live black dog, and it would be a good idea to bring him everything you bring me, so he won't want mine. Remember the little orphans. Your friend,
JAMES MEREDITH WILCOX KING.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little trunk, a big doll; also a ring and some oranges. Please don't forget mama and little brother.
FANNIE WHITE.
332 Cole avenue.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I want some firecrackers and some roman candles and skyrockets. I want some good toys and magic lantern pictures, and good ones. I will close.
CLYDE WILLIAMS.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I want a train with five cars, and I want a negro doll that will open his mouth, a streetcar with a horse hitched to it, some firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, candy, oranges, apples, a watch, pistol and caps for it. I will close.
GUY WILLIAMS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a hatchet, a hammer, a drum, a hobby horse and a wheelbarrow. I want some apples, oranges and candy. Yours truly,
LOCKSLEY HALL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is nearly time for Christmas. I thought I would write and tell you just what I want. Uncle John says I must know how to spell the things that I want or you can't read it. I will hang up my stockings by the chimney, so you will not have trouble finding them. I want a blackboard, a book, a game and a piano. I will go to bed early. If the roof is too steep you can come in at the front door. I will leave the door unlocked. Come upstairs in the second room. I know you will be busy, so I will not write a long letter. I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
LUCILLE FORT.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I still want a rocking horse. You forgot to bring me one last year. Please remember it this time. I don't know what John Chase wants. He is too little to talk. If you bring him a popgun I can play with it. I also want a horn like the soldiers blow. Your little friend,
CHARLIE GULICK JR.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little dog that jumps when you squeeze a rubber ball, a toy train, a popgun, a pistol and lots of caps, a nice story book, six roman candles, some firecrackers and lots of candy, apples and nuts. One tool chest for me and my brother. Your little friend,
CLYDE MARTIN.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good girl and would like for you to bring me a doll and a doll buggy, a swing, some little dishes, a stove, a little trunk to put my doll clothes in, and a book with pictures in it. Bring my baby brother Adrian a ball, a wagon and toys that a little boy would like, and bring me a bracelet if you please. Good-by for this time.
IMA MARTIN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, some doll clothes, a little cooking stove with pans and pots, a muff, a fur boa and some nuts and candy. Yours with love,
RUTH BURKE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me something this Christmas. I want a little blackboard and some money. That is all I want this Christmas. I love you, Santa Claus. I am a good little girl. Each of us want a blackboard. Lots of kisses to Santa Claus. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. From your loving little girl,
ARTELIA PECK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a nice blackboard and some money. I want some firecrackers and Dewey bombs and some caps with it; also a story book. That is all I want this merry Christmas. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. From your loving little girl,
AUGUSTA J. PECK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a big jointed doll and a picture book and anything else you want to; also candy, apples, oranges and nuts.
ETHEL SUTTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I wish you'd bring me a little tin horn to make a noise with in Mr. Baker's room, and some peanuts and oranges and dress for my big doll (poor thing hasn't any) and a new hat for her, and I wish you'd bring my little friend Katie some peanuts, too, so she won't eat mine all up. If my wants are not too numerous, please satisfy them, for you know I have been such a good girl and haven't cried since the last time. Your little friend,
BERTA LEE RHEA RAWLINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have just moved here from Waxahachie and like Dallas very much. I am 6 years old. I want a doll cradle and bed, doll chair, green doll dress and hat, a doll, a small stove, six roman candles, six sky rockets, lot of firecrackers, bananas, apples, oranges, mixed nuts and candy. I'll be a good girl.
LENA M. PETTIE.
No. 124, corner Woodside avenue and Allen street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old and I want you to bring me a gold bracelet, a book that had (sic) got "Old Mother Hubbard that went to the cupboard," and please, Santa, bring me a package of firecracker and put them in my stocking Christmas night. Be sure to put lots of candy, nuts, fruits, and bring me a rubber pig that squeals; it only costs a nickel. Good night, dear Santa Claus. Your little friend,
BEULAH L. ARNOLD.
576 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, and very good for my age. I want you to bring me a wagon, Shetland pony or a donkey, a team and everything you can think of. Bring Rosetta something real nice. Any old thing you have left over will do for Jessie and Kate. Your little friend,
BENJAMIN RUSH NEAL JR.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a train that runs on a track, a sword, a belt, roman candles, firecrackers and a little train for little brother; a little wagon, candy, apples and some firecrackers. Much oblige,
CZERNY NEWLAND.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am going to hang up my stocking Christmas and want you to put in it a big drum, a rubber ball, and lots of gum drops. Everything dropped out last year, so this time I got a new one and you need not be afraid to stuff it full. Do you remember that hand-painted necktie you gave to Claude Bennett? His girl took it away from him. Yours lovingly,
EDDIE P. BENNETT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you and let you know what I want. Can you please bring me a big trunk where I can put my doll things in, and a nice big set of dishes, and a nice big doll buggy and a beautiful Christmas tree, and some oranges and all sorts of nuts and candies. Now I think this will be all. Please don't forget mama and papa. So good-by. Your loving friend,
WILHELMINA SCHMUTZE.
224 Texas street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 4 years old and my papa is a drummer and when he is away I don't get any candy and I want you to send me a drum, some candy, some blocks to build me a house and a heap of pretty things for I am a good little boy. My papa is going to get me a Christmas tree to put my pretties on. Your good little boy,
MIKE WARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. Please bring me a ring, a drum, a train, a sheep, a goat and an elephant on wheels, and a horn, and an express wagon and horses. I want a clown on a pig and a jumping jack and a jack in a red box and a book. Be sure to come. I will be sure and tie the dogs up. Well, good-by, old Santa. Your little boy,
EDDIE STILLMAN.

- December 23, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 15.
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DECEMBER 24, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- (From Edna Wampler, age 6.) -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a stove, dollroom set, and doll trunk. Be sure to bring the trunk and some fruit. From your little girl,
EDNA WAMPLER.
141 First Avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please don't forget me. Please send me a little piano, a doll, a white doll bed, a new dress, a box cloak and red polka dot stockings, nuts, candy and fruit. I am your good girl, God bless Santa Claus.
EMMA HARRY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. I want you to bring me a train that can run over the floor, and bring anything else you wish. Please bring me some apples, oranges, nuts. I will thank you very much. Your little friend,
GLENN RANDOLPH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Here I am again with my letter. Santa Claus, would you please bring me some doll dresses and would you please not forget them. And would you please bring me a doll buggy and a story book and would you please bring me a Nelly Bly game and would you bring me some handkerchiefs and a pair of mittens and some hair ribbon, and would you please bring us a Christmas tree. And please don't forget my baby sister; she is 3 years old; her name is Henrietta; she says she wants a piano and a doll and set of dishes and a little horn. Please don't forget mama and papa. I will be thankful for these things. I think I must close. Your loving friend,
JULIA SCHMUTZE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Old Santa: Christmas time is drawing near, so I must write you a letter. Bring me a magic lantern, firecrackers to scare mama, a cannon cracker to wake papa up, a pair of leggings, roman candles, candles to light them with, nuts, oranges, apples, bananas, grapes and candy. Put them all in my pants, for I will sew up the ends so they won't spill out. Please fill them full of all sorts of good things. The chimney isn't stopped up and you can come down. Bring some caps for my pistol. Please bring papa a pair of socks. Your boy,
ROBERT MANSFIELD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I want, as I am a good little boy and am easy to please. I can hardly wait till Santa comes. I want a wagon, hammer and nails, a bench to work on, a little trunk, a bank to put my money in, an airgun, little train that will run, besides some fruits and nuts. So good-by until Christmas. I am your friend,
JOHNNIE DELPS.
No. 141 Sumpter street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a wagon and a tin horn and my sister Ira a big doll and some oranges, a doll buggy and some firecrackers. Yours truly,
ROBERT MEISTERHANS.
225 Greenwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a whole lot of books and a doll, and my sister wants a whole lot of dolls and a book.
HUGHIE and LOUISE FLORENCE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is nearly time for Christmas. I thought I'd write just what I want. Uncle Emil said I must learn to spell all the words. I will hang my stockings by the chimney so you won't have a hard time finding them. I want a ring, a doll and a doll bed. I will go to bed early. If the roof is too steep come in at the front door. Come upstairs to the second room. I know you are busy, so I will not write a long letter. I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
LILLIAN BACHRACH, aged 8.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old. I want a doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes and a piano. Also some fruit, candy and nuts. That's all for this time. Your little girl,
MABLE GILES.
220 Haskell avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what I want. I want a fur set, a new dress, a game of lotto and a big doll, a story book, and please don't forget mama and papa and don't forget my baby sister. She wants a rattler. I am a little girl 12 years old. Your little girl,
BUENA GILES.

P. S. -- Please bring me some nuts, candy and fruit.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. I want an airgun, some shot and a wooden man to shoot at. Leave me some nuts, candy and fruit. Your little boy,
GUY GILES.
220 Haskell avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll in a little bed, dishes on a table, a little story with ten lessons; also a chair for the doll. With love,
LILLIE MILLRINK.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old. Please bring me a box of carpenters' tools and a bucking mule that winds up and runs a wheelbarrow, and a bicycle, some fruit, nuts and all kinds of candies and some firecrackers. Yes, I want a drum and a horn, too. Now, good-by. Your little friend,
REEVES BROWN.

P. S. -- I tell you, Mr. Santa, you can find all these nice things at Edward Dreyfus' big store, corner Elm and Murphy streets, Dallas.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear old Santa: I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know what I want Christmas. I want some firecrackers, oranges, apples and candy, and, Santa, I do want a little pony to ride. If you will bring me that I will thank you ever so much. I will close, as that is all I want. Your little friend,
HUGHEY BROWN, 141 Lincoln st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please send me a gun that shoots sticks. I want Sanger Bros. and the Arcade. If it is too heavy phone me, and I'll come down and help you carry them. My sister wants a tea set, doll, doll wagon and chair. Nellie wants a Noah's ark, doll, and doll wagon. Your impatient friend,
RICHARD HOSKINS, 179 Cabell st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll that will go to sleep and a buggy to ride it in, a set of dishes, a little stove and lots of candy, nuts and fruit. I have been a good little girl this year, and hope you will bring me these. I will go to bed early and not watch for you. Your little friend,
FANNIE BIGGER.

P. S. -- Don't forget to come.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see all the little girls and boys writing to you, so I thought I would write and tell you what I want. I am a girl 7 years old. I want a doll that can shut her eyes, a story book with lots of pictures, a doll trunk to put dolly's clothes in, candy, nuts and fruit. Bring Brother Earl a doll soldier, an engine, cars, a wagon and a big pair of boots. Well, good-by, Santa Claus. I remain your little friend,
PEARL DOREE.
385 Pacific avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old and I go to school. Do wish I had written you sooner, but hope my letter is still in time. Bring me lots of good things, an air gun, a fire engine, a drum, a horn and story book. You know the one that says, gee, up, my five horses, a sheep, horse, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, mules, U. S. mail wagon, express wagon and a present for my teacher, 'cause she is good to me, fruits, candies, Noah's Ark. That's all. I'll put out the fire so that you won't get burned when coming down the chimney. Your little boy,
LEON HAYES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me one game, a horn, firecrackers, caps for my pistol. I have got the pistol. Some oranges and apples, nuts, and little sister a rocking chair and horn. She got a dolly. Bring Ernest some nice things and all the little children that hasen't (sic) got no papa or mama some nice things. Good-by, Santa Claus. From your good boy,
BENJAMMAN CLAUDE FRY.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a big sleeping doll, dishes, doll dresser, doll sideboard, a doll washstand and bring sister May a rocking horse, train, a sleeping doll, doll table, chairs and spoons. I am 5 and May 3 years old. We have just come with papa and mama from California and are good little girls. Your little friend,
MILDRED MILLER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope it will not be too cold for you to come and see me Christmas. I want a doll, a doll buggy, a story book and please don't forget my sister. I do wish you would come in day time. I am a little girl 10 years old. My name is
AGNES DELGADO,
382 Commerce street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am one more added to your list. Please bring me a suit of clothes. "Peck's Bad Boy," a pair of shoes and a pair of gloves, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, candy, nuts, fruits. Please don't forget my little brother, Evans, and the rest of the family. Your little friend,
ALBERT BLANCCARD.
Commerce street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus; I am a little boy 10 years old. Please bring me a pair of kid gloves No. 5, some candy, nuts, oranges, bananas, apples and some firecrackers. Your little boy,
ROBERT B. JONES,
131 Lancaster avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 yeas old. Please bring me a nice story book, some candy, nuts, oranges, apples, bananas and some firecrackers. Your little friend,
JOHNNIE JONES.
131 Lancaster avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us a rocking chair, a tricycle and some firecrackers, nuts and fruits. Your friends,
ELLIOTT and GEO. WILLIAMSON.
576 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus:

I want a book of A B C's,
A wagon and a drum,
A toy pistol, if you please,
Some leggings and a gun.

A jockey whip and hobby horse,
Now don't you say a word,
But send little sister a rocking chair,
And me a woodman's sword.

Remember Cousins Sidney
And little Anges [Agnes?], too,
335 on Regent street,
In San Antonio.

R. BASIL HAYES.
197 Hall street, Dallas, Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old, and I will be a good girl and I want a large doll and doll bed and a piano and work set with a small bar of soap so I can wash my doll clothes, and stove and vessels, and also a doll hammock and a dresser with a glass in it so my doll can see herself. From
MISS IVY LEE ZACHORY.
555 North Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Bring me a doll baby, a set of dishes and a rocking chair and please bring my big sister a new beau. She has an old one, but he is nearly worn out. Bring some candy and nuts. Your little girl,
LUELENE BUTLER.
668 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old and have three little sisters, Lois, Gladys and Ruth. Send us four dolls and three buggies, a trunk for Lois and Gladys. Bring us lots of clothes for our dolls. Don't forget the little orphans in Oak Cliff. I hope you will bring them lots of nice things and they will have a happy Christmas.
Good-bye,
MARIE BEST.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a rifle, a drum, a cornet, firecrackers, roman candles, fire engine, candy and nuts. Yours truly,
ROSCO C. SWANNER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a set of dishes, a doll, a lamp, some candy, nuts and anything else you please. Your little girl,
J. LOUISE MOORE.
212 Park avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little brown eyed girl, 5 years old, and I want you to bring me for Christmas presents: A doll that will shut her eyes when she sleeps, a little bed for her to sleep on, little dishes, a piano that will play, a sure enough pony, and bring my mama and papa something nice, and my big brother a collar for Jim, and that is all. Jim is my dog. Now, dear Santa, I do love candy, oranges, apples and bananas, and all kinds of "goodies." But don't forget the collar for Jim. I will hang up both my stockings and one of mama's, and if you think they won't hold all you bring I will get one of aunty's stockings and you bet they will hold the things. Aunty thinks I am the sweetest girl in town. Your little friend,
JEROME SKILES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a large doll with dark hair and blue eyes, also a work box, drawing slate, writing desk, a doll suit of furniture, candy and all kinds of fruits; and please remember all poor little orphan children. Your little friend,
MAY BLESSING.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a pretty doll, doll buggy, clothes pins, doll swing, and brother wants a rattle. I am 7 years old and always know my lessons. My sister wants a doll, buggy, set of dishes and a red chair. Sister is writing this letter and she must close now.
INEZ DOUGLAS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll that opens and shuts its eyes, a doll bed, a go-cart, a book, a ring and a set of dishes. With love, your little girl,
FRANCES BOREN, McKinney ave.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old. Please bring me a bicycle, a large doll, a large doll buggy, a game of checkers, a large stove with a range and the pipe with all the vessels. I want a gold bracelet, full of hearts, a gold ring. Well, Santa, I guess I will not ask for anything else this Christmas, so good-by. Your affectionate friend,
NELLIE BELLE JACKSON.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an overcoat, and don't you forget to bring it; a bunch of firecrackers; put something on the Christmas tree for me and I never will forget you. Be sure and come, and if you are hungry when you get here go in the kitchen and help yourself, for there is plenty cooked. Your friend,
EARL FLORENCE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old and live at 185 Annex avenue. Please bring me a tricycle with rubber tires and I want some nuts and candy. If you have enough money I would like to have a toy engine that will run by itself. Please don't forget that I have a little baby brother, and bring him some little red shoes and stockings. He is fat, so don't get them too little. Bring anything for us that you want us to have. I love you very much for being so good to little boys and girls. Good-by, Santa, till Monday night. Your little friend,
HUBERT GEE GRANGER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is my third letter to you. Mama sent the first one to Austin and daddy lost the next one, so I'll write again. Please send me some store blocks, a pair of scissors, glass marbles with animals in them, a book with your picture in it and a scrapbook and anything you can spare me. Be sure and bring sister Helvetia something pretty. I live on Preston avenue, Fairland. With love to you,
THEODORE BOLLIER BALDWIN.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.?] Dear Old Santa Claus: Will you please send a good little boy the following toys for Christmas: One jumpingjack, one popgun, one real steam engine, one bottle Hoyt's German cologne and one red calico handkerchief?
LITTLE WILLIE BUMPASS.
Care Sanger Bros.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: I will be at Arlington Christmas day, but I will hang my stocking on the bed and you can bring my things here. Leave me a piano, a little tea set of dishes, some fruit, a set of blocks. That's all I want for Christmas. I don't want any dolls, because I don't play with them.
DOROTHY DAVIS.
127 South street, Dallas, Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a long paper cap pistol, a bicycle for me to ride on when I go hunting, nuts, candies, apples, four dozen oranges and a sailor doll. Bring mama a yard of blue cloth to make her a dress. Bring brother a football and a magic lantern, papa a shaving outfit. Bring the rest what you want to. Come to my window so I can see you. Your good little sweet boy,
BENNIE HORAN.
Oak Grove street, Dallas.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 3 years old. Please bring me one of those rocking horses in the shop windows and a little wagon.
CECIL BRAY.
323 Germania street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live on Peabody avenue. I know you will soon be around to see all of your good children, and I know I am one. I have been good a long time. Now, dear Santa, I do wish you would please bring me a nice plush cape and a nice bright green dress, silk petticoat trimmed in red and one that will rattle like mama's does, three pairs of stockings and some oranges and all kinds of fruit and plenty of candy. I do wish you would bring me a Jersey cow that will give cream, and papa says please bring a bale of hay and a bushel of corn to feed her on.
[ _____ STAKEMAN.]

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope my letter will reach you in time, for I have been good all the year. Now, Santa Claus, bring me a big doll and a nice dress and three pairs of stockings and two pairs of mits, one pair for my sister. Please bring my sister a nice book sack. You can bring me some candy, oranges, bananas and apples. Now, good dear Santa Claus, I hope you won't forget to come. I live on the corner of Wall street and Peabody avenue, Dallas, Tex.
ALLIE STAKEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I see so many little children writing to you, I thought I would write to you and see if you would not bring me and my little brother and sister something for Christmas. I am a little girl 8 years old, and as I am from Galveston, I got all the pretty things you brought me last Christmas lost in the flood, and so did my little brother and sister. Please bring me a real pretty doll already dressed and a doll buggy, a new hat, a stove, a bottle of cologne, a nice pair of woolen stockings, some pretty new dresses and a sure-enough little piano. Please bring little brother an airgun and some shot, some fireworks and a whole lot of candy and fruits. Bring mama a new hat and jacket, and I like to forgot to tell you to bring me a new jacket and brother a new suit of clothes. Bring sister some nice dresses, as all of hers were lost in the flood, a nice gold ring and bracelet, a workbox. Bring me a nice little trunk like you brought me last Christmas. I will bid you good-by and send you a whole lot of kisses. Your little friend,
JOSEPHINE JACOBER.
183 Ross avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- My Dear, Good Old Santa Claus: You know I want a little teapot, a doll baby that goes to sleep, a doll buggy, and don't forget the little iron and the wagon daddy said you were to bring me. Your little girl,
GLADYS SMITH.

P. S. -- Don't forget my cousin Clyde in Dallas and my cousin Gertrude in Seymour.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good little boy, so will ask you to bring me a fire engine, a ball, a wheelbarrow and a horn. Bring me lots of nuts, candy and fruit. Don't forget my papa and mama. Your little boy,
CLYDE WORTHINGTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Mr. Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a tricycle, a ring and a horn. I wish you would bring mama a pair of shoes, pins and handkerchief.
LYNICE WALKER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad it is nearly time for you to come. I write to tell you what I want you to bring me. I want a pretty doll, a tea set and a little table. If you have a pretty doll buggy I want it, too. You can bring me anything else you want to. Good-by. Your friend,
EUGENIA FREEMAN.
442 McKinney avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I must get my letter in before it is too late. Please bring me a bicycle. I will not ask for anything else if you will just bring me a bicycle. But if you have anything left over that you do not want to take back to the North Pole, just leave them in my apron and I will take care of them with thanks. I am 10 years old. Thanking you for past favors, your loving friend,
NETTA LLOYD ROSE.
708 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dallas News: I would like Santa Claus to bring me a jungle book, "Tom Sawyer," lots of fireworks and a box of No. 22 cartridges for my rifle. I won't need any candy or cake, as we will have plenty at home. Don't forget the cartridges.
JIM MILLS, aged 10.
229 Germania street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll, a doll buggy and a table; also some candy and some fruit. Your little friend,
BESSIE NICHOLSON.
Corner of First avenue and Oak Lane.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20.-- My Dear Santa Claus: As I haven't told you what I want I think it is about time I was doing so. I want some books, a doll buggy for my doll, a doll piano, some shoes and stockings for my big doll, some games, candy, apples, oranges, all kinds of nuts and anything else you might think of. Be sure and come to see me Christmas. I will leave the hall door unlocked.
BERTHA CROZIER.
117 South street.

- December 24, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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