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Editorial: Merry Christmas to you all

In the fall of 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, editor of the New York Sun, wrote a response to Virginia O’Hanlon, an eight-year-old girl who wanted to know if there was a Santa Claus. As Miss O’Hanlan wrote, “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The following was Church’s reply: […]