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Berry writes that it will be impossible to take Armes's daughter Catherine as a special student. The school charter specifies that students be from rural and mountain districts and financially unable to attend other schools. Furthermore, it would be of no benefit to Catherine to be among students who "speak incorrectly and who have yet to learn the simplest things."
Armes proposes that Berry take her adopted daughter Catherine as a special student, assisting the teaching staff in some areas and taking classes in others. Armes desires for Catherine to be inspired by Berry's influence and for her to escape from her current set, who are "practically all over-indulged, soulless, spoiled rich children without ideals, without understanding of the struggle and difficulties other children have."
Berry encloses a copy of Ames's contribution to the Pictorial Review. Berry provides details about orders for lavender bags and rugs, tells of her sister's injuries from an automobile accident, and looks forward to seeing Ames and her daughter.
Berry encloses a small check for Catherine to use in camp, in appreciation for all Armes has done for Berry. She reports that Marian Berry is to be married to Prince Sigismondo Chigi and that while she was not invited to the wedding it was suggested that she send a $10,000 gift. She invites Armes to visit, as there is splendid material for an article for Personality and asks that she send a copy of her contribution to the Pictorial Review.
Berry hopes Armes will visit and write a story about the school.
Berry is expecting Armes and her daughter to visit next week.
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 writes to plan an extended visit to Berry to gather information for articles about the school. Since her expenses will not be paid, she suggests enrolling her daughter Catherine in the school as a regular student and paying her tuition. She writes of their mutual friend Miss Neal, who has been ill.