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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870-1920

With J. Harmon Flagstone, Compiled by Mary Harrell-Sesniak


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This first-ever collection of children's letters to Santa—written between 1870 and 1920—presents more than 100 charming missives, each one yet more endearing. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual. Dear Santa is a celebration of one of Christmas's most enduring traditions, and a tribute to the millions of households that keep it alive.

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Size: 5 x 7 in;
Pages: 176 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2015
ISBN: 9781452140186
J. Harmon Flagstone is a specialist in 19th-century American literature. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, historian, and author based in Houston, Texas.

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