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Teachers and students at the Liggett School, Detroit, MI, send checks and gifts towards Christmas festivities at Berry. Martha Berry replies with thank-you note.
Harry J. Carlson encloses a copy of a letter from John E. Bierwirth, Thompson Starrett Company vice president, commenting that Coolidge and Carlson are in the process of arranging a significant contract to work with Thompson Starrett. Carlson asks Berry to report on her visit to Detroit.
Martha Berry writes that "our Detroit friends" have questioned paying the salary of Mr. Hanson and asked to see a copy of the contract with Coolidge and Carlson, which she did not have.
Harry J. Carlson responds to Martha Berry's request for advice about getting John E. Bierwirth, Thompson Starrett Company vice president, on the Berry Board of Trustees by counseling that she wait to discuss the matter with Bierwirth in person. Carlson comments further on fundraising and hopes that the "Detroit friends" will postpone their visit. He asks Berry to have Mr. Skinner respond more fully about the dairy.
Martha Berry asks architect Harry Carlson's advice on getting John E. Bierwirth, Thompson Starrett Company vice president, on the Berry Board of Trustees and mentions a Rockefeller Foundation award to Shorter College. She lets Carlson know that "our Detroit friends" are expected to visit.
Martha Berry wrote this letter informing Mrs. Ford that she appreciates the invitation to visit. Miss Berry also said that she would love to stop by and visit Mr. & Mrs. Ford for the day if she is available.
The law firm of Beaumont, Smith, and Harris writes that they have enclosed $50 for the work of the Berry Schools on behalf of Mrs. William R. Kales.