This is a letter sent by W. J. Henderson, noted American musical critic and scholar, to Mary Louise Curtis Bok upon hearing the news of Edward W. Bok's death. Mr. Bok was the former editor of Ladies' Home Journal and the founder of the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower (now Bok Tower Gardens). Mrs. Bok was his wife and the founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The letter is hand written in black ink. In the top right corner 'C' probably indicates that Curtis Bok, Mr. and Mrs. Bok's eldest son, sent a response. At the top of the stationary in black typescript: 'W. J. Henderson 123 West 44th Street New York.'