Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when Horace Gray
petitioned for the land to become the first public botanical garden in the U.S., but it was not until April 26, 1856, that the Boston City Council sanctioned the land for that use.
The book does cover a comprehensive time period, from Justice Horace Gray
's first clerk in 1882 through the 2002 Rehnquist Court.
And then there are justices like William Henry Moody, John Blair, Horace Gray
, and Bushrod Washington, each perhaps famous in his own time, but none the subject of a biography important enough to land a place in the library's collection.