This is a letter from H. Van Buren Magonigle, an architect and author best known for his memorials, 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 folds at the top. The letter is hand written in black ink. In the upper right corner in black ink 'C' may indicate a response was sent. Mr. Magonigle's name is written out in pencil below his signature by an unknown hand. 'One hundred and one Park Avenue' is printed in raised letters.