I picked up (via an antique-sellers group on Facebook) three letters to Santa Claus that were written by some kids in Nebraska City, NE in 1933. They’re really unique and in great shape on 7.5″ x 9.5″ paper.
Here is my attempt at transcribing them:
Santa Claus, North Pole. Dear Santa Claus, Since you visited me last I have tried to be a good girl, and studied pretty hard in school, so I would like for you to call on me this Christmas and please bring me the following gifts: a pair of green beads, a box of handkerchieffs, 2 prs of stockings, a wrist watch, some candy, oranges, nuts, gum, and some fruit. Your little friend, Violet(?) Storger.(?)
Dear Santa Claus For Christmas I want a 22 repeating rifle and a red slede that is the most important. And I want two double spring traps and one single spring trap. I wan some candy nuts and a football suit. I want a hunting knife a hunt vest and a box of 22 shells Yours friend John Harg..(?)
Dear Santa Claus: I am been a very good boy and I would like to have a ball mit and a ball mask football baseball and suit(?) and bat. And dond’t feargit to stop. We will have a nice Christmas tree for you. If you get stuck you just call 4930 and I will come and pull you out. your little friend Hoyt Merwin Scharp
Since the last letter had a name I could read, I Googled it and found this sad article about him.
Total spent today: $20