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Berry confirms that Browne's travel plans will work.

Browne proposes a date to for her visit to paint Berry's portrait.

Berry acknowledges Brown's desire to paint her portrait. She asks if they can set up a date in October, but warns that she is far past the age where she should have her portrait painted.

Browne discusses how she wishes to approach painting Martha Berry's portrait, working partially from a miniature of Berry painted ten years ago, but primarily from life. She tells Berry she would be able to erase "the traces of the past ten years" in the new portrait if Berry wishes, but thinks that an accurate representation of her face would be more interesting and compelling to potential donors.

Berry writes that she must reschedule Stone's visit to paint her portrait, and hopes that he can do so before "I get too old and ugly".

Martha Berry writes that she would like very much for Seymour M. Stone to make her picture [portrait], but fears that she has waited until she is "too old and fat". She comments that previous pictures were failures, so the canvases were destroyed.

Berry is pleased to recommend Stone, who has just painted her portrait.

Emily Hammond encloses a letter from Louise Inman and offers to speak to the Atlanta Circle if they can come to Berry. She encloses a list of those who will travel to Berry with her in April. She has been named executrix of the estate of Clara Van Vredenburgh and believes some money will come to Berry.


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