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Martha Berry writes to Dr. Kelly about his namesake and about Frances, letting him know that Frances does not seem to be improving and asks for some advice on what to do.

Martha Berry writes to Mrs. Ball about Inez's trip to Baltimore, Bristol, New York, then Baltimore again, and about her speaking engagements. Berry asks Mrs. Ball to accompany Inez if she feels equal to the trip.

Martha writes to Dr. Young to get some information about the condition of her niece Frances Ball.

Miss Berry expresses her gladness that Mrs. Trowbridge visited Berry. She explains that Pilgrim Hall is underway and the boys are very excited. She adds a note that Baby Ball and Frances are delighted with the blanket Mrs. Trowbridge brought.

Martha Berry tells Ladd how much she has been in her thoughts and thanks her for the Christmas candy that meant so much to the boys and girls. They took only one day for Christmas, keeping the students on campus so that they would not bring illness from home. Berry updates Ladd on Frances Ball's health, regretting that she had to leave her niece alone at Johns Hopkins Hospital over the holiday.

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Martha Berry writes to her sister Frances to describe the birth of Frances Ball's son, a "fine boy" she named Howard Kelly Ball. Since no one was available to drive her to the hospital, Frances drove herself and delivered her baby four hours later.

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Martha Berry informs Mr. Johnston of an automobile accident that caused Frances Ball to break her collar bone.

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Martha Berry writes Frances about getting Howard back into a California school to finish his education. Martha Berry is sick and cannot get out of bed, but she is still willing to help Frances and Howard however she can.

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Berry writes to her niece and great nephew in California, sharing that while she spends much time in bed, she continues to scan the New York papers for individuals who may be able to contribute to Berry.

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Martha Berry writes Mrs. Hansen about her great skill in letter writing. She also encourages her to visit Jennie and ask about what she thought about Mildred and Tom. She says that Mildred came to visit her and that Frances comes every Sunday. She gives an update about Howard, who is in school in Pennsylvania. Berry asks Mrs. Hansen to go visit Howard and invite him to her home, but not to let Frances know. Berry wants Howard to stay in school very much and asks Mrs. Hansen for an update on how he's doing. She writes about her health condition, the construction on the hospital and the special gifts received for her birthday. She sends her love to Raymond and Little Ray and encloses a dollar for him.


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