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Miss Vaughn provides an update on the health of her employers Kate Macy and Walter G. Ladd. She has recently returned to N.J.from Berry along with fellow nurse Ruby Firlotte. The women had a happy visit at Berry.
Florence J. Vaughn, assistant to Kate Macy Ladd, conveys Ladd's instruction regarding flooring. Vaughn also comments on Ladd's health and the weather.
Vaughn reports on Mrs. Ladd's interest in Lemley Hall, including her desire to purchase furniture for the living room.
Florence J. Vaughn informs Martha Berry of Mrs. Ladd's poor health and severe kidney attack.
Miss Berry writes to tell Mr. Reed that she is looking forward to having Miss Firlotte and Miss Vaughn visit Berry and expresses her desire for him to visit himself someday.
Mr. Reed writes to inform Miss Berry that Mrs. Ladd is sending her secretary Miss Vaughn and Miss Firlotte, one of her nurses, to visit the Berry Schools and asks that someone meet them at the train station when they arrive.
Martha Berry tells Ladd how much she has been in her thoughts and thanks her for the Christmas candy that meant so much to the boys and girls. They took only one day for Christmas, keeping the students on campus so that they would not bring illness from home. Berry updates Ladd on Frances Ball's health, regretting that she had to leave her niece alone at Johns Hopkins Hospital over the holiday.
Ladd sends three copies of the biography of Dr. Mitchell, one for Berry, one for the boys, and one for the girls. She hopes Berry is well and that she has learned the lesson of having a reserve of strength.
Ladd writes about her own health and the joy she finds in helping others. She wishes Berry did not have the worry of her niece's illness and hopes that the cures abroad have helped Berry.
Berry updates Ladd on her health and her summer after not being able to write to her for quite some time. Berry speaks of her loneliness during her summer rest, when she thought of Ladd often and always felt her near.
Ladd's letter will be held for Berry's return later in the month. Berry has written that her health has improved.
Wishing she could be with her, Martha Berry updates Ladd on what is going on both for her as well as for Berry.
Martha Berry writes Mrs. Ladd to thank her for her contribution to "Pilgrim Hall."
Martha Berry tells Ladd about the new piano and reminds Ladd that she wants a photograph of her like the one she sent for Lemley Hall. Berry hopes to see Ladd in Bar Harbor over the summer.
Martha Berry tells Ladd about the visit by the Pilgrims and the gift commitments they made. Berry says that the boys are delighted with the photograph Ladd sent of herself for Lemley Hall, but that she is jealous and wants one for herself.