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Henrietta and Mary Pearsall thank Martha Berry for the Christmas card and candies she sent them.

Inez writes from New York about plans for the visit of a feature writer to the schools, and Martha Berry's wish to be at the school during the visit. She discusses travel plans, and then speaks of the weather in Rochester.

Berry writes to her niece Frances Ball, who is in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Berry discusses Ball's health, saying she wishes for her to have the best care and that she is anxious to do anything she can for her. Berry sends news of Christmas, the baby's presents and development, and visitors to Oak Hill for the holiday. She suggests that Ball order something to eat from Miss Gilmer at The Little Inn as it will be better than the hospital food.

Berry writes Sloan to describe school happenings, including snow at Christmas and a fire at the barracks.

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Martha Berry tells why the students stay at school for Christmas. She discusses the work at Pilgrim Hall. She tells of the barrack that was housing some of the boys and how it burned. Berry explains the need of a fire-proof dormitory. She also thanks Mrs. Hammond for the books she sent her.

Annie Thorp writes Martha Berry to thank her for the gift of cotton balls and to discuss the warm winter she was experiencing in Cambridge, MA.

Mary Nevius writes to Martha Berry thanking her for the gift of cotton balls she received from the Berry Schools during the holiday season. She briefly talks about her fascination with cotton balls, her intention to send clothing to the Schools, her hopes that the new dormitory has been completed, and her dismay at having been snowed into her house for the last few days.

Emily Redmond writes to Martha Berry thanking her for the cotton that was sent. She notes that she is lucky to be away from the snow and frost and wishes Martha Berry a Happy Christmas.


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