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Letter to Dr. Thomoson from Martha Berry informing him that she is sending an empty carboy so that he can fill it up with Tate Water because her mother, Frances Rhea Berry, is very feeble and thinks a great deal of Tate Water. Miss Berry informs him that she is glad that he sold Tate but that it will be hard for her to get used to New Tate as she was so fond of Old Tate.

Smythe encloses her annual contribution and hopes that Berry and her mother are well.

Berry asks Price to have a personal conference with Mr. Sibley about whether legal action in regard to some property would be successful. Berry reports on the difficulties caused by the closing of the bank in Menlo, including the closing of a hotel at Cloudland. She reports that Frances Rhea Berry's health is improved.

Photographs were sent in a notebook. News of the Foundation School dormitory (Friendship Hall) fire. Also included was a photo of Frances Rhea Berry. Mr. Hamrick and the Foundation School students gathered the stones to build Friendship Hall. Funds are desperately needed to rebuild the dormitory.

Martha writes to Mrs. Ladd sorry to hear about Mr. Ladd and his fall. She then gives an update on her own mother and how she is doing, as well as how the library building is doing in construction.

Martha Berry's very personal letter to Kate Macy Ladd includes references to Ladd's husband, Walter Graeme Ladd, and her nurse-companion, Alice Lemley, as well as to Berry's mother and childhood nurse.

Martha Berry writes to tell her sister Frances Berry Bonnyman that she is glad that Bonnyman will be coming to visit and comments on how lovely it will be to see all of the children. Berry asks that Bonnyman bring cucumbers put up by a woman in Knoxville. She asks that Bonnyman mail her portrait to her, as she has found someone to repair it. Berry tells Bonnyman that she is counting on Reo Bandy to take the children from Faith Cottage to Mentone, and to also spend time there with their mother, who plans to go to Mentone at the end of June.

Martha Berry asks Miss Bonner to send a receipt for the enclosed check from Miss Potter. She suggests that Miss Bonner go to Asheville for a few days, and instructs her to "tell Mama to take nurse & go to Mentone".

Bonner updates Miss Berry about the happenings of the Berry Schools as she is away, including fallen plaster in Berry's office, her mother's health, and photographs of Judge Wright..

The author, possibly Bessie Bonner, sends news to Martha Berry at the Hotel Gotham in New York: Charlie will take Frances Rhea Berry for a drive in the afternoon, Martha Freeman invited her to talk in the kitchen, lists of donors are enclosed, Mrs. Daley will be asked to delay her visit until Berry returns.

Berry will be at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chataugua, NY and asks Bonner to have Mrs. Wright write to her there. She asks Bonner to see her mother and let her know how she is. Donations from Mrs. Henry Whiting are enclosed. On letterhead from Dellwood, Mt. Kisco, NY home of Emily Vanderbilt Hammond.

Martha Berry thanks Elisabeth Achelis for a $5,000 gift in memory of Achelis's brother and reports on a serious fall suffered by her own mother.

Frances Long Harper writes that she has had no success in finding someone to help care for Martha Berry's mother other than Mary Pitts, an African American practical nurse whose price she finds too high. She reminds Berry of a promised letter about the Hearn School and Baptist Church property, which she asks Berry to write immediately and send to the Georgia Baptist Convention's Christian Index.

Martha Berry writes to Emily Hammond about some fundraising business, expressing dismay about Mr. Ochs' work and pledges. She also asks to hold off publishing an article in the New York Times about the schools.


Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Hammond for a recent contribution. Martha Berry is worried that the school has gotten some negative publicity lately for having well-known donors and other donors have started sending their money elsewhere. Berry also mentions that her mother and her "old black Mammy" aren't very well, so she tries to stay close to the schools.


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