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In this letter Martha Berry turns down an insurance company offering to make the Berry Schools its beneficiary. The writing also mentions many other companies have also requested this from Martha Berry.
Thompson Starrett explains changes related to the cost of insurance.
The insurance company notifies the Berry Schools of property insurance.
H. D. Winnor responds to a plea from Martha Berry for donations to help replace the dormitory that burned. She sends $1 and asks where the insurance was.
Martha Berry writes Catherine B. Pendleton to express her thanks for the $1000 received from the Detroit Trust Company per her instructions. She goes on to talk about a dormitory destroyed by fire and not fully covered by insurance. She expresses a great need for a new dormitory due to the crowded conditions at the Foundation School. These conditions, she claims, will force her to turn away accepted students in September if the new building is not yet complete and ready to house them.
In this letter Martha Berry thanks Mr. Hamilton for his gift and goes on to explain that a dormitory at the Foundation School has burned down and they need help to build a new fire-proof one since insurance did not cover the entire cost.
Robert Hankel informs Miss. Berry that he can't afford to help out with the rebuilding of the dorm that burned down in a fire but he encloses a list of companies that might be able to help.
Martha Berry thanks Hammond for her recent telegram and informs her that the damaged dormitory was partially insured.