In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to The Sun newspaper in New York to ask a very important question that had been weighing on her young mind. On September 21, editor Francis Pharcellus Church replied in what may be the most famous – and certainly still applicable – letter in the world.
Is There a Santa Claus?
by Francis Pharcellus Church
as published in The Sun, September 21, 1897