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Berry tells Ochs that the publicity about his offer to raise a million dollar endowment for the schools is having a detrimental impact on her ability to raise regular operating funds. She suggests that it will be better to curtail publicity about the attempt to raise the endowment.

Ochs has just learned of the dormitory fire and offers to publish an appeal for funds.

Berry is delighted with Mr. Dillon's gift and hopes to meet him when she goes to New York. She reports on a visit by Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Starr's contribution toward his $10,000 pledge.

Berry encloses a clipping about B.N. Duke's gift to Wofford College, suggesting that he might give more generously to Berry than he has in the past. She also suggests contacting Henry McHarg.

Ochs encloses contributions to the Martha Berry Schools Silver Anniversary Endowment Fund, asking that Berry send acknowledgements to the donors. He also encloses his own check, in partial payment of his $25,000 subscription. Ochs reports on other commitments and solicitations, commenting that it is a source of embarrassment to him that some donors are giving as a personal favor to him. There is also some embarrassment caused by Berry's decision not to solicit those who have previously been benefactors.

Apparently given to Martha Berry by Morris, with the handwritten notes "Miss Berry Destroy". Conceding that Morris could not have known this, Kennedy writes to Morris that she gave the school $5,000 in May and thus cannot act on Morris's request that she contribute to the school. Morris responds by complimenting Kennedy's generosity and comments on Berry's pleasure at seeing Kennedy.

Martha Berry writes to A. B. Dick to inform him of the receipt of his generous gift of $100 and to "hasten to send my heartfelt thanks." She reflects on the great need plaguing the Schools and her summer spent trying to raise funds to rebuild the dormitory destroyed by fire. With no major contributions to this fund, she still hopes to have a roof on the incomplete building before cold weather sets in.

The Hewitt Company is soliciting their services and provide an outline of how they would help Berry with fundraising.

Emily Vanderbilt Hammond writes to Martha Berry following the 1926 Chautauqua. She references a letter to Mr. Ochs and asks for approval from Martha Berry to have her letter published in the Chattanooga newspaper. Mrs. Hammond inquires whether money has arrived at Berry from several personal and business contacts made earlier in Bar Harbor, Maine.


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