This is a letter sent by Mary S. Irick Drexel, known for her charity work and wife of George W. Childs Drexel (of the Drexel University family), 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 raised, black lettering: 'Wootton, Bryn Mawr, Pa.' The letter is hand written in black ink. In the upper right corner in black ink is a 'C' probably indicating a response was sent. Under the signature in black ink, 'Mrs George W. Childs' was added later, probably by Mary Louise or her son Curtis Bok. In 1924, Mary Louise Bok purchased the Drexel's Rittenhouse Square mansion at 1726 Locust St. in Philadelphia where she located her Curtis Institute of Music.