This is a letter from Stewart to a Ms. Joan Jacqueline Hickey of New York, NY. "Dear Joan Jacqueline Hickey, I want you to know that I am very grateful to you for your kind and thoughtful letter. I send my thanks and wish you all good wishes for success in your work. " Signed in full, "Sincerely, James Stewart."
Over the course of his career, Stewart starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Oscars, winning one in competition and one life achievement. He also had a noted military career, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.