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Martha Berry sends Mrs. Meyer a letter of thanks and informs her of the students' wonderful caroling. She also tells of how went into the mountains on Christmas to give presents to those who had none.

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.


Martha Berry thanks Emily Vanderbilt Hammond for the recent visit of the Pilgrims to campus, describing the inspiration she and the students took from the visitors. Berry wishes Hammond could have accompanied her on a visit to the "homes on the mountainside" and writes of planning her own pilgrimage there. Berry describes a visit to the little cabin -- "the home of all my dreams and loving prayers for the Berry Schools."

MacRae writes that the Children's Fund of Michigan is not able to provide assistance with Berry's work among the mountain people of Georgia.

Mrs. Bigler's mother, Elizabeth B. Godcharles, has died and her will includes a $100 bequest to Berry. Mrs. Godcharles was Regent of the Warrior Run DAR chapter. Mrs. Bigler asks how the money can be used in her mother's memory. Mrs. Bigler also mentions reading about Berry in the American Motorist and her own interest in education for mountain people, which is done through her own DAR chapter's support of Margaret Henry's work at Maryville College.

Berry responds that the modern influences Boyden mentioned in earlier letters have worked considerable influence on southern mountain people.

Sparkes follows up with Berry for his article on southern mountain people, asking her opinion about the impact of modernization.

Sparkes proposes to write an article about modern influences on mountain people, including the Berry School, highways, automobiles, radio, etc., for the Saturday Evening Post.

Melodramatic description of the little children opening gifts from a Christmas box sent by the Liggett School.

La Verne promises to send the profits from her new theater to support The Berry Schools and explains her plan to get in touch with Mr. Carlisle and the lawyer that helped her with the Sun-Up production.


For use with Mountain students.


Mary E. Benjamin writes of her recent appointment to the correspondence committee of the Masters School's missionary society and her excitement at learning that Martha Berry is on her new list of correspondents. Mary Benjamin particularly admires Martha Berry's work at the Berry Schools because of her Sunday school's prior correspondence with someone who worked with the mountain people of Kentucky.
She goes on to say that she believes a Masters School student is currently on scholarship at Berry and that she would like to know more about them so that her school may establish some kind of personal contact with him/her.

Mrs. Mathewson asks Berry for a catalogue of products made by "the mountain people."


Hemenway inquires about the availability of babies for adoption, telling Berry that there is great demand for healthy babies with "known antecedents." She reports that she successfully placed six babies over the summer.

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