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Letter to Emily Vanderbilt Hammond from Martha Berry informing her that she is coming to New York and will be staying at the Gotham Hotel. She also informs Mrs. Hammond that she convinced them not to have a dinner but that they insisted they must have a luncheon. She also informs Mrs. Hammond that the film of the Pilgrim Party are too small to fit Berry's moving picture machine and asks her if there is anything that can be done when she gets to New York. She also informs Mrs. Hammond that she looks forward to seeing her.

Martha Berry writes to Mrs. Hammond thanking her for her letter and says that it is so kind of her to try to raise $100,000 of the million dollars. Martha Berry says that she thinks it would be better to start with half a million because she has a friend that promised to give $100,000 if they raise $400,000. She says that she thinks she should try visiting her friends in Boston and that she's greatly enjoyed reading the booklet from the Pilgrim Fifth Annual Trip to Berry.

In this letter EVH tells Martha Berry about some decisions that were made at a banquet. The nine decisions range from deciding to raise $1 million for the endowment fund to asking if Martha Berry could charge the visitors for room and board at the schools.

Emily V. Hammond expresses her desire to hold a luncheon for the Berry Schools on Tuesday, November 27th. She would also like Martha Berry and Inez to make a speech. After which, Mrs. Douglas Robinson will appeal for funds.

Mrs. Hammond wishes she could be present for Miss Berry's commencement but says she will be there in spirit.

Martha writes to Mrs. Hammond about establishing and raising the endowment with the help of the Pilgrims who have left the campus just recently.

The Pilgrims thank Martha Berry for her hospitality on their visit to the Schools and praise the school, students, Miss Berry, and her coworkers.

In this telegram Martha Berry offers her greetings and best wishes to Pilgrims from Berry.


Emily V. Hammond says she has asked Mr. Starr to go on the pilgrimage, but she does not think he will accept. She also sends a list of those attending and requests that Mrs. Pennybacker be placed in a cottage close to hers.

Berry hopes that Hammond will invite Mr. Louis Starr or his daughter to join the Pilgrims to see that Berry DOES still need funds.

In this letter Martha Berry tells Mrs. Hammond that she is sorry for the death of Mrs. Marquand. She also asks her for a list of Pilgrims for the spring.


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In this letter Martha Berry thanks Miss Marriet Hammond for her investment in the boys and girls. Martha Berry also says that she wishes she could be in New York with her again and go to the theater.

Grable comments on the recent issue of the Southern Highlander and suggests that a prospective donor, Ellen Scripps, be added to the mailing list. Grable encloses a partial payment of her scholarship commitment and sends thanks for hospitality shown the 1928 Pilgrims. An annotation on the letter indicates that Scripps is quite wealthy but has not contributed to the school.

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