Papers, 1822-1956


Papers, 1822-1956

Diaries, correspondence, and other papers of the Richard Henry Dana, Jr. family of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Channings were a prominent Massachusetts family with strong ties to the Unitarian church and the anti-slavery movement. From the guide to the Correspondence and other papers, 1825-1936., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915 (person)

Soldier, businessman, civic leader and historian. Descendant of two presidents and the son of a noted diplomat, Adams served with distinction as a Union officer during the Civil War. After the war, he became a nationally recognized authority on the railroad industry, chairing the Massachusetts Railroad Commission from 1869 to 1879, and ultimately taking on the presidency of the Union Pacifc Railroad for six stormy years, 1884-1890. From 1890 to 1915, Adams was content to be a man of a...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (person)

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Skinner, Angela Henrietta Channing Dana, 1857-1928 (person)

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Porter, Sarah, 1813-1900. (person)

Ireland, Catharine Innes, 1838-1925. (person)

Dana, Elizabeth Ellery, 1846-1939 (person)

Genealogist of the Dana family; of Cambridge, Mass.; d. 1939. From the description of Personal papers of Elizabeth Ellery Dana, 1829-1940 (bulk 1860-1939). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976326 From the description of Dana collected correspondence, 1808-1938 (bulk 1857-1934). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976324 Elizabeth Ellery Dana (1846-1939) was the daughter of Sarah Watson Dana (1814-1907) and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882), maritime lawyer and author...

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915 (person)

Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields. From the description of Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86143813 From the guide to the Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Eighteen letters written by Annie Adams Fields between the years 1882 and...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882 (person)

Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Dana, Ruth Charlotte, 1814-1901 (person)

DANA FAMILY (family)

The Dana family* has been a prominent part of Cambridge, Massachusetts history since the first Richard Dana settled there around 1640. * For family history and genealogy see: Elizabeth Ellery Dana, THE DANA FAMILY IN AMERICA, Cambridge, Mass.: 1956; and Charles Francis Adams, RICHARD HENRY DANA, A BIOGRAPHY, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890. From the guide to the Papers, 1822-1956, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) ...

Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878 (person)

Educator Catharine Esther Beecher, a daughter of Lyman Beecher, was an advocate of education for women and of women teachers. In 1823 she founded the Hartford Female Seminary to educate young women. In 1846, she began a project to send female teachers from the Eastern states to western states and territories, and established training schools for women teachers in several western cities. From the description of Letter, 1847. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 548941345 ...

Wild, Mary Rosamond Dana, 1848-1937. (person)

Wild, Rosamond Dana, 1879-1959 (person)

Swayne, Sarah Watson Dana, 1842-1902. (person)

Samual Willard. (person)

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Lyman, Ruth Charlotte Dana, 1844-1903 (person)

Dana, Richard Henry, 1851-1931 (person)

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Dana, Sarah Watson, 1814-1907 (person)