A Letter to “Santa Clouse”
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.
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
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the DRT Library staff and Committee!