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Achelis is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Rouland at their summer home in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She reports on the weather there and hopes the Georgia weather is fine, that she imagines Martha Berry "motoring along mountainous high ways." She is absorbed in the coming presidential election, supporting Herbert Hoover, and orders an iron wood basket to be sent to the Rouland's address.

Achelis sends thanks for the Easter violets, "bonnie Easter rabbit," and photograph of Martha Berry "just as you are, siting so naturally at your desk." Achelis has written to Miss Moore and expects to see Prof. and Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Hammond soon. (letter incomplete)

Berry thanks Achelis for facilitating the visit to the school of Dr. and Mrs. Myers.

Berry thanks Achelis for Dr. Norwood's book, which she is enjoying and will pass on to the boys and girls when she is done. Berry is saddened by the death of Mrs. Marquand, remembers her visit to Achelis's home, and sends her regards to her maid, chauffeur, and other staff.

Berry thanks Achelis for facilitating a conversation with Miss Moore, who has committed to trying to convince Mr. Harkness to support Berry in spite of his conviction not to support Southern mountain schools. Berry summarizes events related to Adolph Ochs and the million dollar campaign, which was ended when the school declined to disclose their full list of donors for fear of losing yearly operating funds. Apparently in response to Achelis' statement that "complications invariably arise when Christians accept financial assistance from Jews," Berry comments that she likes Ochs very much personally and sometimes feels it was a mistake not to give Ochs the list. Berry asks that the information about Ochs be kept confidential and thanks Achelis for her recent contribution.

Achelis inquires about the failure of the endowment fund and offers her opinion that the withdrawal of Mr. Ochs is a "blessing in disguise" and a "lucky escape." Achelis comments that complications invariably arise when Christians accept financial assistance from Jews.

Achelis thanks Berry for the Christmas fruit cake and sends good wishes for the new year.

Thank you letter to Achelis for her gift of $4,000.

Achelis contributes $4,000 gained from the "spectacular rise" of Radio Corporation of America stock. She hopes this gift will set the stage for good luck with donors during Berry's upcoming New York visit.

Achelis thanks Berry for the Christmas lavender sachet, which she has placed in her lingerie drawer, and sends new year's good wishes.. She will not be able to join the Pilgrims this year, but knows that her friends Mr. and Mrs. William Starr Myers will be attending.

Achelis encloses her annual contribution of two scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl. She regrets that family commitments prevent her from attending the Berry dinner, but she will tune in to the radio broadcast and receive a report from Dr. and Mrs. Myers, who are attending.

Lists of people receiving presents (fruit cakes, angel food cakes, lavender bags, paper knives, candy) from the Berry Schools at Christmas in 1927.

Alpheus Geer of the Marshall Stillman Movement encloses a donation to the Berry Schools.

This is a list of the money collected for the "Silver Roll" separated in two lists, check and cash form. Donors include Achelis's maid, butler, and waitress.

Achelis encloses contributions from a friend and two of her aunts. In response to the small amounts of the gifts, Achelis counsels "patience wins all."

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