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This letter is asking for the help of Mr. Starr because the region has experienced a recent drouth leaving those in the area in need.

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Miss Robertson is sorry that the Berry Schools have been affected by the drought, and sends $50 to help. She also mentions that Miss Berry to ask President Hoover for help.

M. Ellen Richards sends Martha Berry a check for $5.00 in response to the news of the drought and its affect on the School.

Martha Berry writes to Fanny Norris that it has been a long time since they have seen each other. Martha Berry also mentions that the drought destroyed the crops after she had returned from Europe.

Martha Berry thanks Mr. Mansell for the help he has given the Schools from year to year and then explains that the drought has ruined the crops. The Schools need money to feed and clothe the students and asks for any help Mr. Mansell can give.

Letter to Anna W. Hollenback from Martha Berry thanking her for her gift at their most dire time of need at the Berry Schools. She informs Miss Hollenback that she was abroad this summer, not at Nauheim but at Carlsbad, where she took the cure but that once she returned to the schools the stress of the situation has made her quite ill again. She blames the drought as well as the depression for the greater needs of the schools as well as the difficulty to raise any money in the economic situation.

Martha Berry writes to Mr. Ford, thanking him for his kindness in saying that he would help The Schools when they were short of money. She says the expenses of keeping the buildings and brick plant going are heavy, and that the drought makes it even more difficult. She says that they do not have enough funding to pay the teacher salaries and that they've had to tell them to wait for their paychecks. She asks Mr. Ford to help The Schools.

Martha Berry asks Mr Liebold to request help from Henry Ford because a terrible drouth has damaged the crops leaving the school short on funds.

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Miss Berry sends an appeal because the recent "drouth" ruined Berry's crops which led to the necessity of purchasing food for the students and cattle. She says that she cannot travel as she used to so any help she receives is greatly appreciated. She also mentions the visit Mr. and Mrs. Elmhirst made to Berry on their wedding tour.

Mrs. Aull sends a contribution to the Berry Schools and wishes she could send more.

Berry writes to Ford about her lonliness, the terrible "drouth", Martha Freeman's illness and her journeys into the mountains to visit people and entreats Ford to stop by on their next journey to Florida.


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