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Martha Berry tells why the students stay at school for Christmas. She discusses the work at Pilgrim Hall. She tells of the barrack that was housing some of the boys and how it burned. Berry explains the need of a fire-proof dormitory. She also thanks Mrs. Hammond for the books she sent her.
Berry reports that Pilgrim Hall is coming along nicely and that it was wonderful it was to visit Hammond in New York despite being sick. She has asked Mr. Green to send the names of the teachers because Mrs. Hammond wants to send them cookbooks.
This letter encloses a check for $100 from Mrs. John Turner Atterbury for Pilgrim Hall.
Berry tells Hammond that she is grateful for Mrs. Anthony's $150 donation. Pilgrim Hall is progressing and the boys are working at the Foundation School in the hot sunshine "with shirts off and backs and arms brown with sunburn" happy to have their new dormitory.
Martha writes to Mrs. Hammond that she is taking a rest cure for a few days from being worn out from the recent trip, and says she is sorry she had to miss Rachael's wedding. Martha also thanks Mrs. Hammond for her help in getting people interested to help fund Pilgrim Hall.
E.B. Maguire, the secretary to Mrs. John Henry Hammond, writes Martha Berry asking her to send a letter of thanks for those who have written check to the Berry Schools. She also asks for a list of subscriptions for Pilgrim Hall that Berry has received directly from donors.
Emily V. Hammond writes to Martha Berry to tell her about a large event she had to raise money for the Berry Schools. Dr. Leonard spoke at the event and they read a letter from Berry. They have pledges for $37,775 to go toward building Pilgrim Hall.
Martha Berry thanks Emily Vanderbilt Hammond for the recent visit of the Pilgrims to campus, describing the inspiration she and the students took from the visitors. Berry wishes Hammond could have accompanied her on a visit to the "homes on the mountainside" and writes of planning her own pilgrimage there. Berry describes a visit to the little cabin -- "the home of all my dreams and loving prayers for the Berry Schools."
The note lists donations for Pilgrim Hall. Mrs J H Hammond donated $5,000 and Mrs M V R Johnson $100.
Katharine Lee Grable says that by making a purchase from her Emily Vanderbilt Hammond has made it possible for her to send a $100 contribution. Having lost everything except her job, however, she will not be able to carry on as a "good 'Pilgrim'". A talk about Berry by Monica Henderson and Lucy Field at the Three Arts Club was enthusiastically received.
This letter from the Berry Schools receives R. Fulton Cutting's donation in Miss Berry's absence and thanks him for his help in building Pilgrim Hall.
This friend of Berry is donating $5,000 to fund the building of Pilgrim Hall.
This letter is a thank you letter to Mrs. John Turner Atterbury for her donation of $100 toward the building Pilgrim Hall from the Berry Schools.