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Martha Berry shares the loss of her mother with Mrs. King and expresses her desire for Paul and Lula King to come to Berry.

Letter requesting donations for the construction of a guest cottage and includes the plans made by the architect. Miss Berry says that even a simple log cabin would suffice for a guest house and later a house for teachers. She also tells Miss Green about her mother's death and how she is all alone with Aunt Martha.

Berry writes to thank Martha Freeman for her gift.

Berry updates her sister on her activities and advises that she should write to their mother to arrange repayment of Wright's payment for coal.

Berry writes to Merle Woodward thanking her for the gift of $5.00 but saying that she thinks Merle should keep it because she needs it more than Berry does. Berry assures Merle that her gift will still bring Berry blessings because it was a sacrificial gift. Berry also expresses her desire to see Merle soon, saying that Mama and Aunt Martha speak of her often.

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.

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, writing from the hospital, shares her concern about Freeman and sends her $2.00 to get help from Estelle three days a week, indicating that it would please Berry so much. She says, "it would just kill me for anything to happen to you."


Berry writes to Ford about her lonliness, the terrible "drouth", Martha Freeman's illness and her journeys into the mountains to visit people and entreats Ford to stop by on their next journey to Florida.

Berry responds to a letter from Ford with details about the weather, visitors to the school who admired the Ford Buildings, taking dolls to mountain children, and Martha Freeman's health. Berry requests a painting of Henry Ford for the dining room.

Martha Berry writes to Mrs. Henry Ford because she is anxious to have Mr. Cameron, who she frequently listens to on the radio, come and speak to the students in chapel--hopefully in October.
She goes on to speak of the summer's lingering heat and a recent rainstorm--the first in weeks--that has made her feel that "God has Washed His World." She also wishes to inform Mrs. Ford that her "colored mammy," Martha Freeman, is feeling much better and enjoys listening to all the Ford Programs on her radio.
Overall Martha Berry hopes that Mrs. Ford and her husband will stop to visit on their way down to Savannah, Georgia.

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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