This is a letter from H.S.J. Sickel, then Secretary of the Netherlands Society 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. The letter is typed in black ink on yellow paper. In the upper right corner in black ink 'C' may indicate a response was sent. Mr. Sickel's signature is in black ink.