LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS
From the Children of Lansing
Dear Santa Claus:
I want you to be sure to bring me a Dear Santa Claus:
magic lantern, a dickey, a pair of My name is Della Guenther. I want a
leggings and a football. I have a sister doll and a doll cab and a truck. My
and her name is Jennie. Please bring stocking will be hung up by the
her something too. Your little brownie mantle. I want some candy in my
age 7, Homer Knight stocking and I want a handkerchief.
310 W Ionia. You loving little Della Guenther
410 Genesee st west.
Dear Santa Claus:
Do you come down the chimney? Dear Santa Claus:
Now I will tell you what I want. I would Will you please bring me a stocking
like to have a doll and cot and I would cap, and a horn, and a pair of skates,
like a sled and many other things. and a pair of boots, and a little toy fire
Erma Linn, 318 Ottawa st west. wagon.
Your loving friend Henry Street.
Dear Santa Claus:
I want a doll, a doll sled, a candy Dear Santa Claus:
cane and nuts. Be sure and fill my I want a air gun, and a handkerchief,
stocking full. and some blocks. I live on 616 Ottawa
Rosina Row. St. W., your little Francis Stebbins.
Dear Santa: Dear Santa Claus:
I want to tell you what I want. I want I want to write you a letter to tell you
a magic lantern and a sled and some what I want for Christmas. I want a
nice books and some candy and some picture book and a doll bed, some
nuts and an air gun 703. Arthur dresses, some hair ribbons, a dolly
Turner. I would like a horn. I would like and a game. I think I will have to close
to see you very much. From your now, good bye dear Santy, Una
loving Arthur. Roberts, 420 Kilborn St. west.
Dear Santa Claus: Dear Santa Claus:
I am going to tell you what I wasn’t I wish you would bring me a new doll
for Christmas. I want some peanuts and doll cab and a pair of skates, and
and candy and a football and a pair of a new coat, anew handkerchief. I want
trainy cars and a gramophone and a a candy cane and so does my sister
automobile, and this is all I want. and brother. I would like to have a
I live on 715 Genesee street west. My stocking cram full, and please give me
name is Maxille Bennett. I want you to all things you think I would like best. I
come down my chimney, my stocking want a muff and fur. I want a box of
will be hung by the stove, so goodbye crayons, my sister wants her stocking
your good friend. full of things to and so does all of the
Maxille Bennett family. I cannot think of much more
so I will not name any thing more. Dear Santa Claus:
Your loving little friend. Morrell I want a pair of skates and a air gun.
Jenison, 214 Sycamore St. N. I want a shooting gallery and some
guns and story books and lots of nice
Dear Santa Claus: things and don’t forget my little
Are you very busy today? I am going brothers, Ernest and Herbert. My
to tell you what I want. I want a pony name is
and a doll and some colored chalk. I Frank Russell.
live at 213 Capitol avenue north.
Your loving friend Dear Santa Claus:
Irene Porter. I want a bicycle and I want a sled and
a book and a train of cars and a little
Dear Santa Claus: street car and a little automobile.
I would like a pair of skates and a George Moore, 904 Townsend st.
sweater and some candy and a drum
and engine and an air gun.
Your little friend, Dear Santa:
Christie Guenther. I want to write you. I want you to
bring me a table and two chairs. I
Dear Santa Claus: want a bench and wringer and tub and
I will ask you what I want you to bring washboard and clothes basket, and
me. I want many things. I want a toy ironing board and clothesline. I want
engine and a new book of Swiss to learn to wash my doll’s clothes. Be
Family Robinson and a book of sure and come Tuesday night for I’m
Robinson Crusoe and a pair of skates going to Grandma’s Wednesday. I live
and please cram my stocking full of in the same place I did last year.
goodies. I live on 514 Seymour street Ester Allen.
Yours truly Lansing Journal 12/20/1902