Skidmore Letters to Santa, 1908 – Part 2

The Skidmore New Era invited the children of Skidmore, Missouri and surrounding area to publish their letters to Santa Claus in its December 17, 1908 edition. Here are a few more selections:

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908.
Dear Santa Claus:
It is just about Christmas time so I thought I would write to you. I am in the fourth grade and 9 years old. I like my teacher fine. Her name is Miss Maud Linville. I go to Sunday school every Sunday. Please bring me a locket and chain, or a bracelet, a doll head, a muff and a doll carriage. Remember all the rest of the little children so they will have a happy Christmas.
Your friend,
Florence Foster.

Dear Santa:
I want a book and ring for Xmas also some candy. My little brother wants a book and an engine and Charles wants a trunk.
Yours truly,
Lois McDaniel.

Dear Santa:
Please bring me a doll bed and some books and some candy and some nuts, and if you have any sets of dishes left, would like to have a set of them.
Good bye,
Marie Thomas.

Dear Santa:
I thought I would write you a few lines this morning while in school. My teacher’s name is Miss Maud Linville. Would you please give all that I know a gift for Xmas? I would like a sled, coat and sweater, and will thank you for them.
Your friend,
Rubin Hall

Skidmore, Mo., 12-3, ’08.
Dear Santa Claus:
It is about Christmas time so I thought I would write to you. I am in the 4th grade. Am nine years old and go to Sunday School every Sunday. Santa, will you please bring me a ring, a locket, a bracelet, a book and a big doll. I wish every girl and boy will get something for Xmas.
Your friend,
Bertha Parish.

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