Sorry for this belated response. Either i was not aware of your communication or I forgot about it. I just came back to it by googling "Bernard & J.M.H." to see if any progress has been made on the issue around J.M.H.'s identity. This again was spurred by an e-mail from. Anyway, to answer your question, the persons referred to are some Europeans with whom I communicated, who had a serious passion for Scott and wanted to delve into the J.M.H. mystery and also came up with Pierre Bernard. As far as I know they never published anything. Stay tuned as I might add some more relevant content to Alpheus.