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Martha informed Mr. Howden that she can't accept a little boy from New York City to be educated at Berry because he is outside the borders of the 11 southern states that Berry serves.
A letter of thanks from Miss Martha Berry for the donation of Bibles from Mr. Green. She goes on to talk of the importance of faith for the students at Berry and how their growth of their faith is an important part of their education and work.
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.
A letter to Mrs. Heath thanking her for her donation and telling her of the strong need of education for the young people of Rome and their desire to be in school, and how their donations allow children to once again attend school.
The author informs Mr. Ham that while they appreciate his interest, the Berry school cannot make and sell an article that he requested because they only have a small weaving room and a few looms. The author apologizes and wishes Mr. Ham the best of luck with his project.
Martha Berry writes to both men about the possibility of Dr. Graves visiting Berry. She says that it would be an inspiration to her students to hear him speak.
Martha Berry sends out multiple copies of this letter to various donors hoping for scholarship money for students during a struggling financial year.
Bethea writes about her two sons who have attended Berry, William and Johnny Bethea. William has had to leave school. He had hoped to become a doctor, but the family cannot afford more schooling for him and so he will go to work at his cousin's sign painting shop. Johnny was dismissed from school for smoking, but Mrs. Bethea hope he can go back. She asks Martha Berry to speak to both boys, as her advice will be so meaningful to them.
A donation-enclosed reply to plea for a scholarship towards the Berry school for two girls named Claire and Mattie. Claire is an orphan with no home during the summer. Mattie is a 17 year old girl who has nobody to help her. Her sister had to make her own way for five years and doesn't want Mattie going through the same hardship. The author of the plea wants to keep Mattie at the Martha Berry school until she can become more educated and therefore independent. Helen Kittridge donates $150 towards the cause.
A letter asking for the generosity of friends in sponsoring a child to attend Berry, as there is a long waiting list of children hoping for a spot as a scholarship student at The Berry Schools. She requests $150 in order to fully support a student for a year. Mr. F.A. Sherwood made a donation of $150.
Mrs. Fisher insists that Wingo let Florence come to be with her father and brother. They appreciate what has been done for Florence, but are now able to take care of her and the school there is a good one.
Alice B. Warden from Martha Berry thanking her for her donation to the dormitory. Miss Berry informs her that the donations form the teachers and boys and girls will mean the most. She thanks her again and expresses her appreciation.
Berry is emphatic that students must not discuss personal matters with visitors. Because of the need to "be very careful of what we say to our visitors," students found to be doing so must be expelled. Typed on the reverse of Berry Schools letterhead.
This letter is from George Tyson to Martha Berry regarding a check. The letter discusses a potential student named Eugene, likely Eugene Gunby.
Martha Berry tells Miss Robertson that she appreciates her interest in the Berry Schools and her donations. She explains that a gift of $150 will provide for one student for a year, and that any gift will be appreciated.