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Dear Santa : children's Christmas letters and wish lists, 1870-1920

Author: Mary Harrell-Sesniak; J Harmon Flagstone
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Santa Claus.; Santa Claus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Harrell-Sesniak; J Harmon Flagstone
ISBN: 1452140189 9781452140186
OCLC Number: 900012393
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface: The History of the Santa Letter --
Introduction: The Origins of Santa Claus --
1870-1879 --
1880-1889 --
1890-1899 --
1900-1909 --
1910-1920.
Responsibility: letters selected by Mary Harrell-Sesniak ; commentary by J. Harmon Flagstone.

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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,"--Amazon.com.

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