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CHRRET, Th» Kbv. GEOBes, D,D., Master of the Charterhouse^ London, is the acm of the late Bey. James Cnrrej, who was himself preatdier to that institution. He was born in Charterhouse Square, ApfrU 7, 1816, and educated at Chai> t^houae school, whence he removed to St. John's Ccdlege, Cambridge, of which society he became a scholar in 1834. The following year he was appointed aBeU'sUni- Tersity Scholar, and in 1838 he graduated B.A., being fourteenth wrangler and fourth in the first clmss of the Classical Tripos; he was elected a f eUow of his college in 1839 ; ^pointed Lecturer m 1840; Tutor in 1844; WhitehaU Preacher in 1845 ; Hulsean Lecturer in 1851 and 1852; Boyle's Lec- turer in 1851 ; Preacher of the Charterhouse in 1849 ; and Master of the Charteriiouse, Jan. 17, 1871. He was appointed one of the Bxamining Chaplains to the Bishop ofBochester,May,1877. Dr.Currey has published tifie "Hulsean Jjec- tures" for 1851 and 1852; and edited " Tertulliani de Spectaculis, de Idololatrid et de Corond Militis, Cambridge, 1854; a commentary on Ezekiel in the " Speaker's Com- mentary ; and Commentaries on Bk^esdastes and the Bevelaticms in " 8. P. C. K. Commentary."

CIJBTIS, GBOsas TicKNOB,bom at Watertown, Massachusetts, Not. 28, 1812. He graduated at Harvard College in 1832, was admitted to the 1^ in 1836, practised law in Boston till 1862, when he removed to New York. During his residence in Boston he served for sevend terms in the Massachusetts Legis- lature. He also held the office of United States Commissioner, and in this capacity, in 1851, returned to his master a fugitive slave, named Thomas Sims, for which act he was shaiply censured by the aboli- Uomats. He has made valuable contributions to legal literature;

among which are : " Bights and Duties of American Seamen" (1844) ; " The Law of Copyright " (1847); "The Law of Patents" (1849, 4th edition, 1873) ; "Com- mentaries on the Jurisprudence, Practice, and Peculiar Jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States" (2 vols., 1854-68) ; and " Equity Precedents" (1859). He has also written a "Life of Daniel Web- ster" (2 vols., 1855-58) ; "History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoi>tion of the Constitution of the United States " (2 vols., 1865-58) ; "Last Tears of Daniel Webster" (1878) ; and a Memoir of his father. Judge Curtis (1879).

CUBTIS, Geoeob William, LL.D., born at Providence, Bhode Island, Feb. 24, 1824. After leaving school, he was for a year a clerk in a mercantile house in New York, and in 1842 was placed, together with an elder brother, at the Brook Farm Socialistic Institution in Boxbury, Massachusetts, where they remained about eighteen months, when they were transferred to a farm in Concord, where they remained another eighteen months. In 1846 he went to Europe, residing mainly at Berlin and Bome, and subsequently visiting Egypt and Syria. Betuming to America in 1850, he published " Nile Notes of a Howadji," being sketches of his observations in Egypt. This was followed in 1852 by " The Howadji in Syria." In the meantime he had connected himself with the New York Tribune newspaper, and had become one of the editors of Putnam's Monthly. The failure of this magazine (in the ownership of which he was a special partner), in 1857, involved Mr. Curtis in finan- cial difficulties from which he was fifteen years in clearing himself. He lectured on social and sesthetic topics throtighout the country, and became a regular contributor to Harper'e Magazine, to which, be- sides many occasional articles, he has furnished a monthly paper