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Berry refuses McDowell's request for domestic employment at the schools in order to learn about and apply the schools educational practices with African American students. Berry describes the philosophy of work well done and tells McDowell that close observation would reveal nothing else.
McDowell seeks domestic employment at Berry as a way to observe and learn about the schools's educational practices, having read about the school in various publications. She wishes to be able to introduce Berry's practices in schools for African American students.
W.E. Carson expresses pleasure at the news of V. Everit Macy's bequest to Berry. A handwritten annotation on the letter indicates that Carson was a porter who brought the Pilgrims to Berry on a number of occasions.
Mrs. Treat writes to say that her husband fought in the Civil War and then taught in evening school for "the colored people". When he heard of the Berry Schools he became interested in helping the white mountain people as well. Although he passed away, Mrs. Treat is still pleased to send her "mite" to help the work.
Caroline Hazard, philanthropist and former president of Wellesley College, sends a donation to the Berry Schools and urges Martha Berry to get involved in securing a better school tax from the state to keep schools in Georgia open, including those for African Americans.
Rankin asks if the Berry schools are for both boys and girls, and if they are for white children, "not colored."
This document appears to be a list of names and corresponding addresses apparently given by Mr. Sherwood Eddy
Moton, principal at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, thanks Berry for her donations. Moton was named principal of Tuskegee Institute in 1915, after the death of founder Booker T. Washington, a position he held for 20 years until retirement in 1935.
Letter to George F. Peabody from Martha Berry asking him to make a contribution to the schools in order for them to rebuild the dormitory that burned down.
Frances Long Harper writes that she has had no success in finding someone to help care for Martha Berry's mother other than Mary Pitts, an African American practical nurse whose price she finds too high. She reminds Berry of a promised letter about the Hearn School and Baptist Church property, which she asks Berry to write immediately and send to the Georgia Baptist Convention's Christian Index.