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Martha Berry, Howard's aunt, writes that she is happy to hear that he likes his school so well. She explains that she is still in the hospital but she knows that she will recover faster with his encouragement. She says that she is proud of him for going to school by himself and reminds him that when he gets discouraged to think of the postage stamp - keep on sticking and he will get there. She also gives him $2 but cautions him to use it for something worthwhile.

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Martha writes to Howard to wish him Happy Birthday since she can not see him. She notes that she is happy with his learning progress.

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Berry, writing from the hospital, shares her concern about Aunt Martha 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."

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Frank writes a letter with news of his wife Grace and an update on his father's health. He inquires after Miss Berry's health and includes well-wishes.

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Martha Berry implores her nephew Howard Ball to stay in school, telling him that she prays night and day that he will do so. She reports being "still in bed, flat on my back" and therefore unable to come to California to be with him.

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Mary Berry Clark writes to her cousin, Martha Berry, and thanks her for the invitation to a special dinner in Martha's honor. Clark enjoyed sitting with the boys who sang at the dinner. Clark also wrote about the death of their cousin's husband.

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Virginia documents her visits with Ann and expresses her happiness that Auntie is getting stronger.

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Eleanor hopes that Auntie is feeling better and writes about a fox hunt and a portrait artist in New York.

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Letter enclosed with check of $136.00 from Martha Berry for Howard to cover tuition.

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Ford writes on Berry stationary from the campus of Berry to share with Martha Berry the details of their visit. She comments on the stack of corn cobbs resting by the hearth and explains that Mr. Ford is experimenting with cobbs to make tile.

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