merry christmas from 1887
from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 22 December 1887
Eliza (my great-aunt) writes on behalf of herself and her younger brother Henry (my grandfather); their father was a cavalry officer:
Jefferson Barracks, December 2
Dear Sandy Clause
Will you bring me a doll and a pair of fleece gloves, a bed and a pair of slippers , a burro [or bureau], and a baby carriage. Goodbye. And a train for my brother Henry. And a hat a horse a GG saddle and a GG bridle and a streetcar a book a saber and a gun.
From Eliza Wesssells