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Letter to Bessie MacLuman from Martha Berry thanking her for the gift that she sent to the schools, via Mrs. Hammond. Miss Berry informs her that it is a great comfort to know that whenever the schools are in trouble that she can count on her friends. She also informs her about the status of the schools. She says that the school is filled to capacity and that they still have young people that want to come but that they don't have room for. She thanks Mrs. MacLuman again.
Berry describes her own Christmas as well as the joy that Ladd's candy brought to the students, and thanks Ladd for all that she has done for the school. She wonders if Ladd can persuade Dr. Kast to visit Berry with Emily V. Hammond.
Berry inform Hammond that she met Ansel Phelps at a dinner given for Rabindranath Tagore. She says that during their conversation, he informed Miss Berry that he was going to Tuskegee that April and she asked him to stop in Atlanta and see Berry. She states that it would be easy for members of the Tuskegee party to come and see the schools. She asks Mrs. Hammond to write and invite him to the next Pilgrim Party.
Martha Berry discusses her preference that her boys and girls not finish their training at Rollins College. She also tells about her Christmas season.
Hammond writes Berry that she will be hearing from Dr. Norwood soon about sending Berry graduates to Rollins College. She also says Rollins president Hamilton Holt ought to be sent an invitation to Berry.
Miss Berry writes to Mrs. Hammond about the trip to Boston, during which Miss Berry did not raise much money but still feels like it was a profitable trip because she was able to interest old friends in the work of the Schools again. She was able to sell some Sunshine goods and asks Mrs. Hammond to invite Miss Dexter and Mrs. William McKee on the next Pilgrim trip. Miss Berry also mentions meeting the president of Boston Tech. who promised to visit Berry when he comes south.
Emily V. Hammond informs Martha Berry of the change of time of her broadcast. She also tells her of some individuals willing to sell Berry handicrafts.
Hammond asks Berry for information for the press on her talk at St. Bartholomew's.
In this telegram Emily Hammond tells Martha Berry that she does not need to speak at Verdi Club and that she is expected to be there Monday the seventeenth at 3:30.
Martha Berry seeks Hammond's counsel on whether or not she should attend the Verdi Club concert. She says that since she will only have three minutes to speak to the club and since there are matters at the Berry Schools that need her attention and presence, perhaps it would be best if Hammond spoke to the club in her stead and Berry came to New York a few days later.
Emily V. Hammond writes with details about donations, an address by Berry on WEAF radio, and an opportunity to speak at the Verdi Club concert.
Transcription of a telegram to Martha Berry from Emily Vanderbilt Hammond informing Martha Berry that the newspaper articles and report of the school have been received and that Mrs. Ogden Reid will try to have a story printed in the Herald Tribune. Hammond asks Berry to confirm a date for her radio broadcast. She cautions that funds are hard to raise and suggests that Berry try to cut expenses.
Telegram to Martha Berry from Emily Vanderbilt Hammond informing Martha Berry that the newspaper articles and report of the school have been received and that Mrs. Ogden Reid will try to have a story printed in the Herald Tribune. Hammond asks Berry to confirm a date for her radio broadcast. She cautions that funds are hard to raise and suggests that Berry try to cut expenses.
Hammond encloses a check for $1,500 and advises that Berry mention this and another contribution of $2,500 when she speaks to the Pilgrims at Hammond's home on Nov. 17. Hammond asks Berry what she would think of sharing radio time with Katherine Tift Jones if the National Broadcasting Company cannot broadcast her speech on the planned date. Hammond has engaged a publicist for the St. Bartholomew's Church speech and hopes Berry will give a personal interview.