This is a letter sent by Sherman C. Kingsley, then Executive Secretary of the Welfare Federation of Philadelphia, 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. In black lettering, the names and contact information for the Welfare Federation of Philadelphia (precursor to the United Way) are printed in the header of the stationary. The letter is typed. In the lower right corner in pencil is 'C + note on it' probably indicating a response was sent. George C. Kingsley signed the letter in black ink. Mr. Kingsley mentions an enclosed Welfare Bulletin, now separated from the letter, that honored Mr. Bok.