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An inquiry about whether the Berry Schools use old silk stockings to make rugs
Mrs. Bridges asks Miss Berry if rag rugs are made at the Berry Schools and asks the prices of what is made. She has wool rags she would like made into rugs.
A letter from Martha Berry discussing a possible visit from Mrs. Nickerson, in which she goes into detail about Mrs. Nickerson taking interest in the rugs of the Berry Schools.
Martha Berry thanks Dr Harban for his check for the rugs, discusses the early spring , and how the dogwoods are presently in bloom.
This letter describes how the rugs they ordered for the Berry Schools were no longer needed and they will be returned.
Miss Berry thanks Mrs. Milton for her letter and thanks her for the rugs to copy which will be sent to her daughter once they are finished in the weaving room. Miss Berry also asks for Mrs. Milton to visit once she is strong enough and when the cotton fields are white.
Milton is disappointed that poor health prevented her from visiting Berry on her way north. She has sent to Berea College a table and shoe box for which the designs are currently popular in New York, hoping they will copy and sell the items. If Berry arranges to copy the items as well, she can assist in selling them. Milton describes her speaking engagements at the Southern Industrial Educational Association, provides news of mutual friends, and tells Berry about a prospective donor, Mrs. Edward Moen.
Milton sends a follow up about rugs, advising that since she has heard from Mrs. Ernberg at Berea they do not like modern art, Berry should return the rugs to her or her daughter. Milton lets Berry know that she has reserved her table for the New York birthday dinner and provides personal news.
Milton notifies Berry that she is sending European rugs, asking that Berry send them on to Berea. Milton discusses her own taste in art, but concedes that modern things are currently more popular. She suggests that for "mountain" crafts to sell for their artistic value, rather than as charity, modern fashions should be taken into consideration.
Martha Berry writes to Mr. McCallough saying that the order for rugs has been sent to the weaving room and they will be mailed once they done.
Berry encloses a copy of Ames's contribution to the Pictorial Review. Berry provides details about orders for lavender bags and rugs, tells of her sister's injuries from an automobile accident, and looks forward to seeing Ames and her daughter.
Miss Berry regrets that their Christmas gift to Mrs. Edwards did not make it to her in good condition. She offers to have a rug made for her and sends her a list of the available rugs.
Martha Berry reminds M. A. Harrington that he said he would "push" the order for the living room at Clara Hall but she has no evidence that the order has gone through. She says that the friends that are interested in the room will be there soon and she needs to get it finished as soon as possible. She asks Mr. and Mrs. Harrington to come visit and teach the girls how to make the rugs. She says that she feels the living room is too much responsibility for her because the interested people know a lot about furniture and will be paying attention to every detail. She asks Mr. Harrington to take care of it.