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A reminder of the pledge Mrs. Rockefeller made at the birthday dinner.
Kelly, secretary to Mrs. J.D. Rockefeller, Jr., encloses Mrs. Rockefeller's contribution.
Kelly, secretary to Mrs. J.D. Rockefeller, Jr., notes that Mrs Rockefeller will send her usual $100 contribution now instead of later, and that Mrs Rockefeller hopes it will help get Berry through a critical time of need.
A list of visiting preachers and Lyceum members for the fall term. Notable are Dr. Will W. Alexander and Dr. Andrew W. Sledd. Alexander was chief executive officer of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) as well as the first president of Dillard University. The CIC was founded in Atlanta in 1918, primarily by liberal white southerners. It worked to oppose lynching, mob violence, and peonage and to educate white southerners concerning the worst aspects of racial abuse. From 1896 to 1902, Dr. Andrew W. Sledd taught Latin at Emory College, and in 1902 wrote a critique for The Atlantic Monthly of race relations in the South. Although the article supported the continuation of the “separate but equal” doctrine, Sledd’s condemnation of brutality was immediately assailed by white southerners, and Sledd resigned his position.
Mrs Churchill asks Miss Berry to send her a Berry School's recipe so that she can have it included with some other Georgia recipes that will be printed in the New York Herald Tribune; Mrs Churchill intends to get information about Berry included in the newspaper.
Mrs. Rockefeller's secretary Anna L. Kelly writes on behalf of Mrs. Rockefeller to send her $100 donation to the work of the Berry Schools.
Berry writes to Hamrick about preparing a special order of feathers.
In this letter Martha Berry is thanking Mrs.Rockefeller for her donation of one hundred dollars. Martha Berry also invites Mrs. Rockefeller to stay at Berry.
Martha Berry writes to Cora Neal to talk about the recent donation to Shorter College from the Rockefeller Foundation. She expresses her desire to find out "how they secured their gift."
Berry thanks McGuire for making the Berry meeting a success. She encloses an article, telling McGuire that some people have gotten the wrong idea about gifts to the school from Rockefeller. Berry asks for a copy of a photograph taken at Mrs. Hammond's dinner.
Louis Morris Starr regrets to hear that Martha Berry is still worried about the finances of the school. He sends a check for $1000, saying that his checkbook was rather emaciated due to his daughter's recent wedding but hoping that the check will help some. He also informs Berry that he will attempt to speak to Mr. Rockefeller Jr. about her financial needs.
Martha Berry encloses an article about donations from John D. Rockefeller to the Rabun Gap Industrial School and the Nacoochee Institute, schools she refers to as failures, and seeks Albert Shaw's aid in making Berry's case to Rockefeller. She also suggests that Shaw might interest financier and philanthropist George F. Baker in donating to Berry. She is eager to establish a million dollar endowment for Berry, referring to a failed plan for Mr. Ochs to make such a donation.
Lists of people receiving presents (fruit cakes, angel food cakes, lavender bags, paper knives, candy) from the Berry Schools at Christmas in 1927.
Anna L. Kelly, secretary to Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., writes on behalf of Mrs. Rockefeller to thank Berry for the Christmas cotton.