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A Letter to “Santa Clouse”

December 14, 2010

Last year we found a fun document in the Blocker family papers: a letter written by ten-year-old San Antonian Richard Lane Blocker to Santa in 1908.

The letter is primarily comprised of an impressive wish list of items Richard wanted for Christmas; it is unknown which things he actually received.

The first page of Richard's letter to Santa.

The first page of Richard's letter to Santa.

The rest of Richard's Christmas wish list.

The rest of Richard's Christmas wish list.

December 17, 1908.

San Antonio Texas

Dear Santa Clouse.

I want you to bring me a boat, and a little train, and a pony, and a sled and a droom [drum?] and a horn and a gun and a [soft?] ball and a bosball [baseball?] and a loop the loop and bycle [bicycle] and a donkey and a [illegible] and some marbles and a dog and cat and a playhouse

Lane Blocker

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the DRT Library staff and Committee!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. trailguy permalink
    December 16, 2010 8:55 am

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the great staff at DRTL!

  2. December 19, 2010 8:52 am

    What a fun piece to include for the holidays! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a letter to Santa in the archives. Now you have me wondering…

  3. Elaine Milam Vetter permalink
    December 26, 2010 11:24 pm

    On behalf of the DRT Library and Staff – we wish all of our DRT Library Blog Readers a peaceful Christmas and a wonderful 2011! Please come and see us “behind the gates!” There is always something exciting happening at your DRT Library at The Alamo! The Committee is very grateful for the many talents of our outstanding staff.

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