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This is a pamphlet for donations to be made for scholarships. It tells a true story about a girl named Leafy. Mrs. Evans (It's difficult to read her first name) donated one thousand dollars to the students in need. Keep in mind that where it says author, she did not write the article, but rather the check for the donation.

Berry writes that it will be impossible to take Armes's daughter Catherine as a special student. The school charter specifies that students be from rural and mountain districts and financially unable to attend other schools. Furthermore, it would be of no benefit to Catherine to be among students who "speak incorrectly and who have yet to learn the simplest things."

Drexel Institute President Kenneth G. Matheson writes to Martha Berry of a conversation with Frank Spencer Lewis. Lewis asked Matheson's advice on founding new schools for Southern mountain youth vs. developing existing schools. Matheson recommended he contact Berry.

A letter sent in Miss Berry's absence discussing a newspaper article about the mountain children.


An article was enclosed asking Miss Berry to read and return regarding weaving and embroidery. She also requested literature regarding the schools.


Martha Berry tells Griswold that she got her letter about the Froebel League sending Christmas toys to the mountain children at Berry and that she would gratefully accept them.


Maywood Smith (Mrs. Eugene R. Smith) sends Martha Berry a parcel with gifts for Martha to distribute to the mountain children when she visits as Santa Claus. Mrs. Smith hopes that Martha Berry will be stronger and have renewed vigor this holiday season. Page two of the letter has shorthand notation.

Letter to Mrs. L. Melville French from Martha Berry thanking her for her donation to he Berry Schools. She describes her trip out into the mountains to encourage boys and girls to attend the schools. She also "tagged" the children, saying she would be back for them in the fall if she could get her friends to help her pay for them to go to the schools.

In this letter Martha Berry thanks Mrs. James for her donation. She extensively elaborates on how much the mountain children will appreciate her help.

Berry responds to a letter from Ford with details about the weather, visitors to the school who admired the Ford Buildings, taking dolls to mountain children, and Martha Freeman's health. Berry requests a painting of Henry Ford for the dining room.

Martha Berry thanks Ellen Hathaway for her pledge of $150, and describes how she goes out and "tied red strings" on some of the children in the mountains, indicating that they could come to the schools when they could be financially spoken for.

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