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Wingo asks Berry to approve her letter of appreciation for the library and, if approved, have Miss Bonner type it. Wingo reports that she is improving and notes that she will have Edith Wyate write about working in the library to earn her tuition.

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.

Martha Berry writes to Mrs. Ladd to thank her for the Christmas candy she sent, and tells her how happy it makes the students. She informs Mrs. Ladd that Christmas was sad as her mother broke her hip and then passed away in December. She says that the end was peaceful, however, and that the whole family was together. She explains that she thought about telegraphing Mrs. Ladd because she needed sympathy but since Mrs. Ladd was unwell, Miss Berry decided to wait to write.

Letter stating that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. declines to give to Berry College because of the work he already does through the General Education Board, although many friends have brought Martha Berry's work to his attention. Rockefeller encloses a confidential memorandum from the General Education Board so that she may more completely understand their point of view for declining to contribute to Berry.

Hammond writes about several gifts that are to be used for scholarships and an endowed day in memory of Mrs. Waldo Richards, and provides detailed information about plans for the pilgrimage.


Gertrude M. Richards encloses a check from Mr. Clarence W. Barron and recounts fond memories of her visit with Martha Berry at Mrs. Hammond's.

This undated letter is apparently a draft of correspondence from the librarian to Kate Macy Ladd after she funded the original Memorial Library. Conditions in the present library space are very crowded; adequate seating space and beautiful surroundings will mean much to the students. However, the letter also describes the current book collection as made up entirely of gifts as there has been no fund for books. The letter mentions recommended per pupil allocations, as well as a new list of books recommended for high school libraries that the librarian hopes will be listed in the Southern Highlander.

Hutch thanks Berry for the basket she received for Christmas and provides an update on the health of Kate Macy and Walter G. Ladd.

Martha writes to Mrs. Ladd sorry to hear about Mr. Ladd and his fall. She then gives an update on her own mother and how she is doing, as well as how the library building is doing in construction.

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.

Berry is sending the Ladds a list of books the librarian recommends adding to the library.

Martha Berry accepts an invitation from Mrs. Ladd to visit her in Bar Harbor for a month that summer. Martha expects to escape the heat of the Georgia summer, and she expresses her hope that Mr. Ladd will continue with his recovery.

In this letter Kate Macy Ladd is describing her summer to Martha Berry. She explains how the doctor strapped her husbands broken leg all the up around his ribs, and that her health at the moment is in good condition.

Berry writes a unusually personal and detailed letter to Hammond, sharing details about a recent trip to Chautauqua, discussing the possibility of a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine to stay with Mrs. Morris, and planning an April trip to the school by Hammond.


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