Letter to Santa, 1916, Mississippi
Bolton. Miss., December 18, 191 My dear Santa Claus, I wasn't going to ask you for a doll this year but Charles killed my favorite child the other day Just threw her down and broke her head all to pieces. I cried' about it till mother said ask you for another one. I want a big one, Santa Claus and pretty too. Then t want a stove that I can sure enough cook on and a set of doll furniture for my dining room and a tea set. This is all for my dolls. I want a tricycle and a rocking chair for myself, and a fur set and some gloves and a rain coat. And I want some fruit and nuts and a few little firecrackers that shoot easy. Your loving little girl, - ELIZABETH HEITMAN.