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Erwin A. Holt writes to Martha Berry to donate $300 to The Berry Schools for his annual Armistice Day thank offering. He says he and his wife had a nice trip to New York, Princeton, Atlantic City, and Washington. He tells her about the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Holly Hill Fruit Product company named D.H. McConnell; that he is a philanthropist, conservative, highly successful, and "a man of highest business integrity". He says that he and his wife hope to visit the orange groves soon, and also that they met the director of the Congressional Library, Dr. Herman Henry Bernard Meyer. Finally, he says that his business is suffering badly from the depression. He also requests the latest issues of the Highlander.
In this letter Eugene Holt congratulates Martha Berry on winning the Pictorial Review. She says that the Greensboro Daily news and the Charlotte Observer had very nice things to say about her.
Mr. Holt sends a check of one thousand dollars and wishes he could send many times this amount as he has become fortunate lately. He discusses how he will remember Berry at later dates but in much smaller amounts in the usual way.
Mr. Holt thanks Miss Bonner for sending him reprints of "The Fame of Berry" and asks her to send more literature, including the "History of the Berry School," "Pilgrimage to Berry," the Fall 1926 Highlander and documents written by Maude Gardner and John Henry Fulghum. He also asks when the Silver Anniversary celebration will be held, and explains that it may be difficult for him to attend because of the Episcopal Diocesan Convention, but promises that he is more interested in The Berry Schools than ever.