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Letter to George Eastman from Martha Berry thanking him for the Kodak he sent to the schools and informing him of it's many uses around campus. However, she also asks if he might send them a moving picture machine. She addresses that her request might seem ungrateful to thank him for one gift and then ask for another. However, she admits that she jus returned from England and witnessed all the good he was doing over there and thought he could find it in his heart to give them a moving picture machine. She argues that it will help her raise money for the schools because she will be able to capture the work as it is happening.
Letter from Martha Berry to Mr. George Eastman inviting him to visit Berry.
A list of donors of $1,000 or more who have not contributed during 1927. Names include Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rosenwald, with the note "refused to give any more," and George Eastman, who gave $10,000 in 1926.
Ochs encloses contributions to the Martha Berry Schools Silver Anniversary Endowment Fund, asking that Berry send acknowledgements to the donors. He also encloses his own check, in partial payment of his $25,000 subscription. Ochs reports on other commitments and solicitations, commenting that it is a source of embarrassment to him that some donors are giving as a personal favor to him. There is also some embarrassment caused by Berry's decision not to solicit those who have previously been benefactors.
Berry proposes a personal visit to George Eastman in an effort to convince him to donate more than the $10,000 he has promised. She suggests other potential donors, including Mrs. Leonard Elmhirst (Dorothy Payne Whitney), and asks Ochs to help arrange for Raymond Fosdick (of the Rockefeller Foundation) to visit the school.
A letter accepting Mrs. George Eastman's offer to send Berry College some photographs. They could use any portraits and pictures of English Cathedrals in the living room of one of the girls' dormitories. Martha Berry then attempts to solicit a donation to keep the 700 boys and girls at the school.
Adolph Ochs is sending Mrs. Hammond a list of the contributors to the Silver Anniversary $1,000,000 Endowment Fund, which includes names and the amount each person gave.