Benjamin Robbins Curtis and Benjamin Solomon T. Nicoll

 

Benjamin Robbins Curtis (right) attended St. Paul’s School from 1868 to 1871 and is a member of the Form of 1871.

Benjamin Solomon T. Nicoll (left) attended St. Paul’s School from 1868 to 1873 and is a member of the Form of 1873.

According to Arthur Stanwood Pier’s St. Paul’s School 1855-1934 (pg. 151), in 1871 Nicoll was a member of the Ariel crew team, rowing in the bow position, and competed in the first annual crew race at St. Paul’s School.  The Ariel team was made up entirely of Third Formers, and they finished only two seconds behind the winning Halcyons – Shattucks finished in third place due to one of the oarsmen having caught a crab. This first race began the tradition that is still held each Anniversary weekend at St. Paul’s School.

According to the obituary that appeared in the Autumn 1921 Alumni Horae (pg. 23), Nicoll went on to graduate from Princeton, and then worked as “the head of the iron, steel and coal firm of B. Nicoll and Company of New York.”  His brothers Delancey Nicoll, Form of 1870, and Edward H. Nicoll, Form of 1877, both attended St. Paul’s School.

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