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Hope is ill and cannot accept Berry's invitation to come to the school to welcome the Pilgrims from New York. She grieves the death of Mr. Macy and speaks of her admiration of Kate Macy Ladd.

Martha Berry thanks Valentine for his gift which came at a time of great need. She praises him and his parents who were among the earliest friends of Berry. She explains that they are economizing all they can, but still she feels like a mother who cannot take care of the needs of her children. Miss Berry also invites Valentine to bring his wife, Lydia, and his daughter to visit Berry.

This letter is written to Martha Berry from Valentine E. Macy, Jr. about an emergency donation that is being sent to the Berry Schools. The need for the emergency donation is not mentioned, but Macy states that the account that was made for the purpose of emergency donations.

Martha Berry expresses her sympathy to Mr. Macy on the death of his father, and notes that his mother and father were among those who stood by Berry in its infancy.

Martha Berry says that Mr. Macy was a best friend, and sends the students, faculty and her own sympathy.

Miss Berry thanks Mrs. Macy for donating a scholarship to help change a boy or girl's life. She invites Mrs. Macy to visit with her children. She says that Mr. and Mrs. Macy were among the first friends of Berry and that she wants their interest and generosity to continue to the future generations of Macys. Miss Berry also gives an update about how things at The Schools are going.

Berry feels that her health is improved after a rest cure at Carlsbad, and very much wants to speak at St. Bartholomew. She will be glad to give a radio speech at any time convenient to Hammond. Inez has been ill and away from work for three months, so Berry will need to find a girl who can accompany her to New York. She hopes that Kate Macy Ladd will donate an industrial building in memory of V. Everit Macy.

Saying that she was with them in spirit, Ladd thanks Berry and the students for the inspiring recent visit to the school by "our dear young people."

Hollenback reports on a holiday trip to visit her sister Mrs. Gibson and sends thanks for the Christmas cake. While in New York recently Hollenback attended the dedication of the Christodora House, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James, whom she wishes would take an interest in the Berry Schools. (pages are out of order)

Martha Berry writes that she was delighted to receive a letter in Ladd's own handwriting and that she imagines Ladd's beautiful smile. Berry thanks Ladd for her friendship and contributions. She speaks of the library that they donated and boxes of candy that they sent to the students who in return sent them to their younger siblings. She wishes recovery and good health for Mr. Ladd.

Letter to Valentine E. Macy Jr. from Martha Berry thanking him for sending money for Endowment Day in honor of his mother.

Thank you letter for donation on the Eagan Plan. Martha reminds reader of being encouraged by her best and first friends. Mentions boys dorm fire causing boys to live in tents til new quarters are built.


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