Papers, 1822-1956 (inclusive).


Papers, 1822-1956 (inclusive).

Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, account books and legal documents reveal a family's daily existence and discuss social activities, school, trips to Europe, births, illnesses, and deaths, religion, and the weather. Family wills, property transactions, and some legal correspondence for cases in which Richard Henry Dana Jr. or his son Richard Henry Dana III were the lawyers are also included, as are correspondence with friends, organizational papers of Elizabeth Ellery Dana, and some papers of other Dana women.

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