How to Write a Letter of Condolence, 1867

cover of Frost's Original Letter Writer, with woman at writing desk

To a Friend on the Loss of a Limb by Accident. My Dear Friend,– I cannot find words to express to you how deeply I was shocked and pained to hear of your sad accident… I am thankful that your right arm has not suffered, as that is undoubtedly the most reliable and useful… If I can be of service to you in any way, remember that to aid you is ever the sincere wish of. Your friend,
Edward Potts.

S. A. Frost, Frost’s Original Letter-Writer

Need to write a heartfelt letter of condolence, but too busy to experience real compassion? This handy collection of very specific form letters has you covered. Just don’t forget to customize the limb in question. Awkward…