Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1834-1895

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Daniel Cady Eaton: botanist; studied botany at Yale University, 1853-1857, and at Harvard with Asa Gray; in 1864 became professor of botany at Yale until his death in 1895; author of several books.

From the description of Daniel Cady Eaton (1834-1895) papers, 1854-1897 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167519

Daniel Cady Eaton: botanist; studied botany at Yale University, 1853-1857, and at Harvard with Asa Gray; in 1864 became professor of botany at Yale until his death in 1895; author of several books.

Daniel Cady Eaton, botanist, was born at Fort Gratiot, Michigan, September 12, 1834 the son of Amos Beebe Eaton and Elizabeth (Selden) Eaton. He was the grandson of Amos Eaton, a botanist. Eaton developed an interest in botany through the influence both of his grandfather, and his father, who took an active interest in the subject, though he was a military man by profession. In 1853 Eaton began the study of botany at Yale, specializing in cryptogamous plants. He graduated from Yale in 1857 and spent the next three years studying botany with Asa Gray at Harvard, specializing in the study of ferns. In 1864 Eaton was appointed professor of botany in Yale College, a position he held until his death. He married Caroline Ketcham of New York City on February 13, 1866. Among Eaton's most important published works are the section on ferns in Chapman's Flora of the Southern United States (1860) and The Ferns of North America (1877-1880). He also prepared an extensive genealogical study entitled John Eaton of Dedham, Mass . Eaton died in New Haven June 29, 1895.

The Daniel Cady Eaton Papers are divided into three series: "Correspondence," "Writings," and "Special Files." "Correspondence" consists almost entirely of letters of a scientific nature from both professional and amateur botanists. Of primary importance is the correspondence with the cryptogamic botanist William Gilson Farlow (242 letters), with the Harvard botanists Asa Gray (342 letters) and Sereno Watson (88 letters), and with John Torrey (31 letters). Other correspondents of note include: Leo Lesquereux, paleobotanist, Charles Christopher Parry, first botanist in the U. S. Department of Agriculture, William Starling Sullivant, bryologist, George Lincoln Goodale, Gray's successor at Harvard, Charles Horton Peck, mycologist, and George Vasey, expert on grasses.

The "Writings" series contains both printed material and manuscripts, each divided into two sections: "Writings" (of Daniel Cady Eaton) and "Writings of Others." A fragment of Eaton's book, The Ferns of North America, appears in "Writings" section. Among the "Writings of Others" are two published articles by Asa Gray, one manuscript of William Henry Brewer and one of Leo Lesquereux.

The "Special Files" contain genealogical material, including a copy of Eaton's work John Eaton of Dedham, Mass., and printed material.

Additional biographical material may be found in the Dictionary of American Biography .

From the guide to the Daniel Cady Eaton papers, 1854-1897, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. Asa Gray microfilm collection, 1833-1888 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983 (inclusive), 1809-1941 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Eaton family. Eaton family collection, 18th-20th centuries. Penobscot Marine Museum
referencedIn Harvard University. Gray Herbarium. Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911. Field notes of Edward Palmer, 1894-1897 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn William Henry Brewer papers, 1830-1927 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Blake family papers, 1773-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Papers of James Franklin Collins, 1884-1935 Botany Libraries
creatorOf Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1834-1895. Daniel Cady Eaton (1834-1895) papers, 1854-1897 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Blake family. Blake family papers, 1773-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983, 1809-1941 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Eaton, Amos Beebe, 1806-1877. Amose Beebe Eaton and Daniel Cady Eaton papers, 1827-1890. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters to Thomas Morong, 1874-1888 Botany Libraries
referencedIn Asa Fitch papers, 1807-1922 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Fitch, Asa, 1809-1879. Asa Fitch papers, 1807-1922 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Woolson, Constance Fenimore, 1840-1894. Papers of Constance Fenimore Woolson [manuscript] 1873-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wright, Charles, 1811-1885. Papers of Charles Wright, 1853-1871 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Eaton, Amos Beebe, 1806-1877. Eaton Family correspondence, 1853-1855. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Farnam family. Farnam family papers, 1721-2002 (inclusive), 1850-1937 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William Henry Brewer papers, 1830-1927 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915. Papers of Charles E. Bessey, 1865-1915. Library of Congress
referencedIn Davenport, Geo. E. (George Edward), 1833-1907. Papers of George Edward Davenport, 1872-1907 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919. Papers of William Gilson Farlow, 1866-1919 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. Papers of Asa Gray, 1830-1953 (inclusive), 1830-1888 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
creatorOf Daniel Cady Eaton papers, 1854-1897 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Natural Science manuscripts collection, 1817-1918 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Farnam family papers, 1721-1941 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Natural Science manuscripts collection, 1817-1918 (bulk). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873. person
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Death 1895

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