This is a letter sent by Jay E. House, a journalist for the Philadelphia Public Ledger printed by Curtis-Martin Newspapers, 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 in the header of the stationary for the newspaper. The letter is typed in black ink. In the upper right corner in black ink is 'C + a note -' probably indicating a response was sent. The signature appears to be in purple ink, but the color may have changed with time. Below the signature, in black ink 'Such a dear note!' was written, probably by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. A watermark for 'CASLON BOND' is printed on the stationary. Small folds and tears appear on the edges of the paper, especially along the top and bottom edges.