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Although he believes that Martha Berry made a mistake in the way she handled Adolph Ochs, he is interested in helping the school. Emily Vanderbilt Hammond adds a note about planned correspondence and tags the letter "read and destroy."

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Mr. Wiggin writes to Adolph Ochs with his contribution that he had lost track of organizations who had his name, and was reminded by Mr. Ochs.

Sloane inquires about the status of fundraising for rebuilding the burned dormitory and reports that he has written to Mr. Ochs about the endowment campaign.

Jones writes of the "joy and inspiration" he experienced during a visit to the Berry Schools. At Martha Berry's request he will request that the treasurers of Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes send copies of their financial reports and suggests that she forward copies of Berry's financial report to him.

Letter talkes about the need to replace the burned dormitory at the Foundation School and a possible article in the New York papers.

Mr. Johnston writes to Mr. Ochs to state it is wonderful that he is taking an active interest in the Berry Schools and wishes it was possible for him to take part in a subscription. However, Mr. Johnston is involved with a similar school in his native Kentucky and unable to make a large subscription to Berry

Ochs encloses contributions to the Martha Berry Schools Silver Anniversary Endowment Fund, asking that Berry send acknowledgements to the donors. He also encloses his own check, in partial payment of his $25,000 subscription. Ochs reports on other commitments and solicitations, commenting that it is a source of embarrassment to him that some donors are giving as a personal favor to him. There is also some embarrassment caused by Berry's decision not to solicit those who have previously been benefactors.

M. E. Seabrooke, secretary to Robert A. Franks, writes to Mr. Ochs, explaining that Mr. Franks will be out of town until April 1 and says that he has received his letter and will bring it to Mr. Franks' attention as soon as he returns.

This is a letter from the New York Times. It was written by the secretary of the Publisher, Adolph S. Ochs. The letter notifies Miss Berry that her letter to the New York Times was received and it will be brought to the Publisher's attention when he returns the following week.

Mr. Ochs writes that he is waiting for Miss Berry's word on when she'll be in New York and for her list of potential donors. He encloses the letter he received from Mrs. Kennedy. He also mentions that Mr. Wiggin of Chase National Bank sent him a check for $250 and that Judge Gary send one for $1,000.

The letter from Mrs. Kennedy explained that she has known Miss Berry for over twenty years and gives a few hundred or thousand dollars each year. She says that she helped build the Home School Farm House and gave money toward a green house.

Berry proposes a personal visit to George Eastman in an effort to convince him to donate more than the $10,000 he has promised. She suggests other potential donors, including Mrs. Leonard Elmhirst (Dorothy Payne Whitney), and asks Ochs to help arrange for Raymond Fosdick (of the Rockefeller Foundation) to visit the school.

Martha writes to Adolph Ochs with information about the burned building for the New York Times. She hopes hopes that being in the New York Times that there will be more help from the public in rebuilding a new fire-proof dorm.

T. W. Lamont sends Mr. Ochs $1000 as a contribution to the Berry Schools.


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