tters of grave and weighty import.
To Mr. Justice Curtis. Florence, May 12, 1857.
my dear Judge,
Mr. George T. Curtis places among his reminiscences, sent to Mr. Hillard, the following anecdote:—
When my brother [the late Benjamin R. Curtis] received the appointment to the Bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, an appointment which, as you know, came to him unsought, but with the approbation of all New England, Mr. Ticknor was deeply gratified and not a little excite's earnestness, I said, What shall we call him?
He must be called the Judge, was his decisive answer.
We agreed, and conformed to this, as an authoritative family decree.
After Mr. Ticknor's death, in a conversation between the brothers, Judge Curtis said of his uncle, What I owe to that man is not to be measured.—I thank you for your letter of February 27, which I received, I think, in Naples, but which I have been too busy earlier to answer.
However, this is of no moment; I do not profe
Duc de, I 255, II. 128.
Crosse, Andrew, II. 182, 183.
Cumming, Sir, William, I. 176.
Curran, John Philpot, I. 294.
Curtis, Augustus, I. 4.
Curtis, Benjamin, first husband of Mrs. E. Ticknor, graduate of Harvard College, I. 3; surgeon in Revolutionary Army, physician in Boston, dies young, I. 4 and note; father of Mrs. W. H. Woodward, Benjamin, Harriet, and Augustus Curtis, grandfather of B. R. and G. T. Curtis, I.4.
Curtis, Benjamin, son of Dr. B. C. and Mrs. E., I. 4.
Curtis, Benjamin R., I. 4, II. 215 note, 310; Judge of the U. S. Supreme Court, 401, 426 and note, 445 note, 457; letter to, 402 and note.
Curtis, C. P., I. 316 note.
Curtis, Eliza, wife of W. H. Woodward, I. 4, 7, 276.
Curtis, George Ticknor, I. 4, 317, II. 244, 254, 287, 326, 488, 493; letter to G. S. Hillard, I. 326, 391, II. 187, 402 note; letters to, II. 222, 225, 231, 277, 327, 457, 459, 461, 469, 485.
Curtis, Harriet, I. 4.
Curtis, Mrs. T. B., II. 76 note.
Curtis, Rev., Philip, I.