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Inez asks "Miss Bessie" to send a list of names Mr. Cutting recommended for Berry Trustees. Bonner writes that Berry is "pretty well and has been lovely all the time." She describes a dinner event, her health, and the weather. On Hotel Gotham stationery.
Berry is anxious for Armes to visit. Berry has been ill, but has recovered enough to return to the school. She expects to travel throughout the month of May, so hopes that Armes can come in April. She reports that there are several cases of mumps at the Girls' School.
Armes writes with concern about Berry's health and recent illness at the school. She wishes to visit in May and is particularly interested in the school's industrial work.
Armes is asked to reschedule her visit because of Martha Berry's illness and illness at the schools. Although addressed to "Edithe" Armes, this letter may be intended for journalist Ethel Armes.
Berry encloses a letter from Mr. Chambers and asks Wingo to follow up with him, as "it seems that all of our friends are like flowers." She suggests that Wingo might borrow a typewriter for the girls who won English pins and tells her that someone has sent his opinions of the schools to Emily Vanderbilt Hammond and John D. Rockefeller in which he criticizes the schools as extravagant and makes other criticisms.
Ladd wishes her letter were in her own handwriting, but she has not been well and spent most of Christmas in bed, followed by the grippe at New Year's. Mr. Ladd continues to struggle with his injured leg.
Hollenback encloses a check from a cousin who lives abroad.
Halsey is glad to hear from Berry and of her "reduction in avoirdupois." Halsey is not able to make a special contribution this year as she is still paying for a memorial.
Letter to Z. F. Griffin from Martha Berry informing him that she hopes that this letter will find him in better health. She informs him that she has always appreciated his help as well as his interest and although he can't help the schools at this time she hopes that he will informs him friends of the work that the schools are doing. She informs him that the boys and girls are working hard in school and that she hopes they can all stay in school. In closing, she once again hopes his health will have improved.
Woodman encloses a $300 donation, mentioning that her health is good except for attacks of lumbago and that she will soon turn 85.
Gerogia Robertson is writing to Martha Berry and tells her about an article that she wrote that was published about improving children's health. She also wants to send a reprint of the article to students at Berry and those who are going out into the mountains to teach.
Berry asks Price to have a personal conference with Mr. Sibley about whether legal action in regard to some property would be successful. Berry reports on the difficulties caused by the closing of the bank in Menlo, including the closing of a hotel at Cloudland. She reports that Frances Rhea Berry's health is improved.
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.
Moore sends a Thanksgiving contribution. She is principal of a school and expresses her wish to come to Berry to help with the school, but she has been prevented in doing so by ill health.
Martha Berry's very personal letter to Kate Macy Ladd includes references to Ladd's husband, Walter Graeme Ladd, and her nurse-companion, Alice Lemley, as well as to Berry's mother and childhood nurse.