84, Charing Cross Road
London W.C. 2
Miss H. Hanff
305 E. 72nd Street
I have just come across the letter you wrote to Mr.Doel on the 30th of September last, and it is with great regret that I have to tell you that he passed away on Sunday the 22nd of December, the funeral took place last week on Wednesday the 1st of January.
He was rushed to hospital on the 15th of December and operated on at once for a ruptured appendix, unfortunately peritonitis set in and he died seven days later.
He had been with the firm for over forty years and naturally it has come as a very great shock to Mr. Cohen, particularly coming so soon after the death of Mr. Marks.
Do you still wish us to try and obtain the Austens for you?
p.p. MARKS & CO.
Joan Todd (Mrs.)