Curtis was born in Rhode Island and educated in Massachusetts along with his older brother James, an influential figu
Curtis mourns the loss of his friend, Theodore Winthrop, discussing his life and professional and military accomplishments
Curtis published his tribute to his friend Winthrop in the 1861 Atlantic Monthly. He later prefixed this material to Winthrop's posthumously published Cecil Dreeme.
Winthrop's friend George Curtis wrote a biographical sketch of his friend which prefixed the novel
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