W. S. CHAPMAN 306 PINE ST.
San Francisco, Cal., June 21, 1893
Dear Miss Stanford
I was shocked this morning on receipt of the early paper which gave me the news of your sad bereavement.
I try to extend to you my deepest sympathy and all I can feel or say can give you no comfort for I know that your consolation rests entirely in the well founded hope that your dear husband is now enjoying the society of your lamented son who you + he [have?] to grieveously mourned so long.
Your dear husband rests for ever from his labours which though unfinished have been hereculean and well done.
Mr. Stanford was a great [?] kind husband a great thinker
a master worker and few men have accomplished so much for his country as her.
I can only hope that you will feel as most people do, that his work is done and now has gone to the great reward which must have been reserved for him.
Very Truly Yours
Wm S. Chapman