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Emily Vanderbilt Hammond asks Berry to review an article Mrs. Hitchcock has written for Hammond's Berry Booklet. Hammond provides details about the recently organized Association of Berry Pilgrims, including publicity suggestions from Mr. John Leighton. Hammond hopes that Berry will be able to attend the annual meeting of the association, planned for November 15.
Although he believes that Martha Berry made a mistake in the way she handled Adolph Ochs, he is interested in helping the school. Emily Vanderbilt Hammond adds a note about planned correspondence and tags the letter "read and destroy."
Ochs encloses contributions to the Martha Berry Schools Silver Anniversary Endowment Fund, asking that Berry send acknowledgements to the donors. He also encloses his own check, in partial payment of his $25,000 subscription. Ochs reports on other commitments and solicitations, commenting that it is a source of embarrassment to him that some donors are giving as a personal favor to him. There is also some embarrassment caused by Berry's decision not to solicit those who have previously been benefactors.
Berry is asked to bring materials for Ivy Lee with her to New York.
Hammond encloses a letter from Mrs. Ivy Lee. She thanks Berry for the Christmas gifts she sent and wishes her a prosperous New Year. The party visiting Berry with her will be "very select".
Martha Berry suggests that Mrs. Hammond bring Mrs. Ivy Lee on the pilgrimage to The Berry Schools because Mr. Lee was born in the area and Mrs. Lee has wanted to visit.