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2. Fannie Brandeis (1851–90) was LDB’s eldest sister; the year before she had married Charles Nagel (see note 8 below). 3. Albert Brandeis was LDB’s cousin, the son of his uncle Samuel. 4. Denman Waldo Ross (1853–1935) was an expert on the fine arts, an occasional lecturer on architecture and design at Harvard, and a renowned collector. His work on behalf of the Boston Museum made that institution’s collection one of the foremost in the country. The author of several books on a number of subjects, Ross frequently hosted discussion groups in Cambridge and was a close friend of LDB during these years and after.

Stephen Martin Leake, Law of Contracts (London, 1867). 14. Henry John Stephen was a noted English jurist whose New Commentaries on the Laws of England, 4 vols. (London, 1841–45), included a volume on contracts. 15. , 3 vols. (Boston, 1873). 5 16. Joseph Story (1779–1845), famed jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Dane Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, wrote many books. LDB is probably referring to Story’s Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, 11th ed. (Boston, 1873). 17.

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1901) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82). 8. Charles Nagel (1849–1940) married Fannie Brandeis on 4 August 1876. Nagel met Alfred Brandeis while both were students at Washington University in St. Louis. He became a prominent attorney in St. Louis and active in Republican Party affairs; in 1909 President William Howard Taft named him secretary of commerce and labor. 9 To: Date: Place: Source: Amy Brandeis Wehle December 2, 1877 Cambridge, Massachusetts Wehle MSS DEAREST AMY: Finally you are to receive thanks for your three letters, for the bracket, photograph and so forth.

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