This young Chicago journalist married renowned Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow in 1904 (his second wife), remaining with him until his death in 1938. Item #40772
Inscription and signature on the inner panel of a three-panel 3¼" X 5¼" buff stock printed card. Near fine. Outer panel features small grey-tone graphic showing sunlight streaming through a church's stained glass windows and the phrase "With / Sincere Thanks" along the bottom, while inner panel bears printed message "Your sympathy / and kindly / thought will always / be held in / grateful remembrance" -- below which she pens in black ink "by your appreciative, / sorrowing / (Mrs. C.) Ruby Darrow." She has slightly smudged the words "sorrowing" and "Mrs." A small but moving memento sent in response to a condolence message sent her by future Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93) upon the death of her husband in 1938. Unusual and uncommon.