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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1926.077.00027
Date April 20, 1855
Scope & Content J. E. B. Stuart to [Mrs. Mary Ann Nichols Berard], April 20, 1855

Physical Appearance: The letter (autographed, signed) is from J. E. B. Stuart to Mrs. Mary Ann Nichols Berard, dated April 20, 1855. Stuart wrote this letter from Texas and discussed his duties, his new beard, West Point, and mutual friends. The letter is signed "Beauty." (See "Letters of J. E. B. Stuart," 147-154.)

Two typescripts and one photostat copy are available in the folder.
Creator Stuart, James Ewell Brown, Maj. Gen.
Archival History The letter is associated with the correspondence of the Williams Family Collection. Miss Blanche Berard gave Stuart's correspondence with her family and Martha Custis Williams Carter's correspondence to a good friend, Celeste Bush, who sent the letters and clippings to Mrs. Berkeley in Richmond, Virginia in 1904. (See letters in MS-251231.17 and MS-251231.18). Blanche Berard was the daughter of Mary Ann Nichols Berard and Claudius Berard. Claudius Berard was a Professor at West Point.
People Berard, Blanche
Stuart, James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) (Jeb)