This is a letter from Alfred Lawrence Ripley, a banker with connections to Yale and Phillips-Andover Academy, 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 stationary on which the letter is written is folded. The letter is hand written in black ink. In the upper left corner in black ink a check mark may indicate a response was sent. 'Mountain Lake Club Lake Wales, Florida' is printed at the top of the page. Handwritten in pencil on bottom left in Mrs. Bok's hand: 'Such a fine letter!'