Do you remember your little friend Ellen Measell? I hope you do and will you please bring me a new doll, a very large one, with light hair and blue eyes, some books, some games, a pair of kid gloves, a pair of ice skates, a little house for my dolls and a baby brother, a real one that cries loud. I hope you will not think I am greedy. Oh, yes, please bring me some oranges, nuts and candy.

Letter from Ellen Measell in The News (Frederick), December 14, 1912