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

Inman writes to arrange a visit by Mrs. Reed, visiting from New York, and her mother-in-law, who is from Oil City, Pennsylvania.

McGill expresses disappointment that the Ochs campaign for The Berry School has fallen through even though there was a good start. Mr. McGill wants to visit Atlanta. Mr. McGill is from the Presbyterian Educational Movement in Mississippi.

Martha Berry asks Mrs. Hammond not to get involved with the "Mother's Building" -- she is no longer enthusiastic about the project and does not think Mrs. Inman needs to seek support outside the south. Berry hopes that the Pilgrims will donate money for a guesthouse.


Hammond encloses a letter from Adolph Ochs and asks Martha Berry to suggest revisions. Hammond has received Louise Inman's solicitation for the Mothers Building and comments that she is glad the idea originated with a southern woman. She wants to give $1,000 and asks Berry whether to direct it to the new dormitory or through Mr. Ochs. Hammond advises Berry not to be unhappy about Ochs being chosen as chair of the endowment effort, because he is the obvious choice; if any Protestant southerners object because he is a Jew, Berry should dwell on the fact that his generosity is all the more wonderful because he knows the schools are Christian. On letterhead of the Jekyl Island Club.


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