“Dear Santa Claus, I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that I would like to have for Christmas. I would like very much a pair of rubbers about five and a half and a sled and a pair of leggons. I need the rubbers and leggons very bad and I would like to have a sled, although I don’t need it. I wrote you last Christmas but you forgot me. I hope you don’t forget me this time. I am thirteen years old and I have a little brother towo years old and he would like to have a story book and a little horse and wagon and a little candy. I guess that is all for him but please don’t forget the numbers of my rubbers I live on West Third St. My number is 1406. I guess I will close. Yours very Truely Cecil Barrand”
“Dear Santa Claus I thought I would write you a few lines to tell you what I want for Christmas. I would like a doll and a bracelet and mittens and a little candy too. I wrote to you last Christmas but you forgot me. I hope you don’t forget me this Christmas. I am eight year old I go to Franklin School. I live on West Third St. My number is 1406. Yours truly Hazel Barrand”
This Christmas I hope you can sit back and enjoy some old letters (around 1900) from my (Matt) distant relatives that came from France and settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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