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Berry requests tentative sketches of a library expansion to share with Kate Macy Ladd, who she hopes will fund it. She hopes the Fords will finish the Girls' School buildings.
A list of donors who have endowed days to commemorate individuals.
Hope regrets that her illness prevented her from travelling to Berry. On the subject of a memorial for Everit Macy, she feels that it is something for his children to do, and if not them, she is sure that his sister Kate Macy Ladd will. She is willing to speak to Ladd, but has not been invited to visit. Hope advises Berry that Henry Sloane has complained that his gifts to Berry have gone unacknowledged.
If Hope is still in Alabama, Berry wishes she could visit before she returns to New York. Berry is interested in the possibility of Kate Macy Ladd giving a building in honor of her brother Everit Macy, and asks for Hope's advice.
Hope is ill and cannot accept Berry's invitation to come to the school to welcome the Pilgrims from New York. She grieves the death of Mr. Macy and speaks of her admiration of Kate Macy Ladd.
Martha Berry is upset to hear that Mrs. Hope is not doing well, but hopes that she will come to visit while in the South.
Miss Berry writes to Mrs. Hitchcock to ask if she thinks there is any hope that Mrs. Ladd will donate a new building to Berry. Miss Berry writes about the need for the building, how quickly they could have plans drawn and how much money they would need.
Berry thanks Mrs. Markoe for her gift. She mentions a bequest from Mrs. Kennedy and the generosity of Kate Macy Ladd.
Mrs. Markoe encloses a contribution and inquires about Mrs. Kennedy's bequest and Mrs. Ladd's fund.
Berry describes her own Christmas as well as the joy that Ladd's candy brought to the students, and thanks Ladd for all that she has done for the school. She wonders if Ladd can persuade Dr. Kast to visit Berry with Emily V. Hammond.
Berry feels that her health is improved after a rest cure at Carlsbad, and very much wants to speak at St. Bartholomew. She will be glad to give a radio speech at any time convenient to Hammond. Inez has been ill and away from work for three months, so Berry will need to find a girl who can accompany her to New York. She hopes that Kate Macy Ladd will donate an industrial building in memory of V. Everit Macy.
Martha Berry praises Mrs. Hammond for her work with the Pilgrimages. She expresses some surprise that Mrs. Landenberg will be on the visit since she is "so purely society". She also sends her sympathies about the death of Mr. Macy and hopes Mrs. Ladd will donate a building in his memory. She says the boys really need a science and agriculture building, especially now that the girls have such a wonderful facility provided by Mr. Ford.
Edmund Devol reassures Martha Berry that Kate Macy Ladd still has interest in Berry, but that she is currently deeply absorbed in settling her father's estate and setting up the Macy foundation. Devol describes a recent dinner with Berry graduates.
Madeline McCue, one of Kate May Ladd's nurses, writes to Miss Berry, thanking her for sending her the paper cutter for Christmas. She also tells Miss Berry that Mrs. Ladd was able to sit in her chair for the first time in 8 years and had a wonderful Christmas with Mr. Ladd. She also expresses her sympathy that Roanie died, and explained that she read about it in one of the Georgia newspapers.
Miss Vaughn, one of Kate Macy Ladd's assistants, writes in thanks for the delicious Christmas candy. She is sorry to learn of Roanie's death, but happy to hear that he will still be with Berry "in a little different form."