Translation: Diego my love- Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another. Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you. I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida (Write me).
Identification by Emmy Lou Packard: San Francisco, 1940 The Spanish words in Frida's note to Diego she left in the Treasure Island Studio of Rivera's for painting the 75-foot fresco now at City College of San Francisco. Frida was leaving for a trip to New York (trial having to do with Lupe Marin; see letter) The envelope was a watch and jewelry depository while Frida was briefly in St. Luke's Hospital, placed there for observation by Dr. Leo Elloesser.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560