James Dwight Dana was born in Utica, New York, on February 12, 1813. He graduated from Yale College in 1833. Dana sailed as a member of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. He authored several books and articles on mineralogy and geology, and taught at Yale University from 1849-1890. Dana died in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 14, 1895.
Edward Salisbury Dana was born on November 16, 1849, in New Haven, Connecticut. He received degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1870; M.A., 1874; Ph. D., 1876), taught mathematics, physics, chemistry, and natural philosophy at Yale University (1874-1917), and served as curator of mineralogy at the Peabody Museum (1874-1922). He died in New Haven, Connecticut on June 16, 1935.
From the description of Dana family papers, 1764-1967 (inclusive), 1805-1961 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145078323