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Meacham writes to Berry to establish a $1,500 scholarship in honor of his son, Robert Douglas Meacham, who died in December 1917.
Kevan asks if Campbell may come to work for him. Kevan has many different workers and wishes that more Berry Boys could work for him. He tells Berry that he will properly request help, so she should not be afraid of him taking her men away.
Martha Berry expresses her condolences on the death of the Meachams' son and her thanks for the clothing they sent to the school. She shares a story of a boy who benefitted from their donation.
Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Meacham for sending clothing to school for the boys there. She updates Mrs. Meacham on the boys and the girls at the school.
Martha Berry is glad that Wingo will consider coming to teach at Berry. The school can offer her sixty dollars a month for salary with room and board and it would be possible for her mother to come and stay with her.
Martha Berry writes to Miss Wingo in the hopes she will come to teach at Berry. The school can offer her ten to eleven months' work as the high school English teacher but it will not be like what she previously did at a college.
Meacham is donating used clothing to the Berry School for the boys to wear. His son, Robert, served in the War but died from appendicitis after he returned home--the clothing was his. Meacham's wife remembered a previously sent request for clothing, so they are sending Robert's clothing.
Berry responds to Kevan's request for Newton Campbell, the gardener at Berry's school, to come work for him. Berry says she cannot let him because Campbell is good at his job and they are already short of workers. She mentions the war and alludes to issues facing the school.
Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Meacham for sending fifty dollars to help a young girl at the school. She will not choose a specific girl until the school year starts and then she will let Mrs. Meacham know who was chosen to receive the help.
Martha Berry's secretary alerts Kevan that Berry is away from the school on official business and will respond to his letter when she returns.