Papers of the Dana family [manuscript], 1840-1881.

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Dana Family. Papers of the Dana family [manuscript], 1840-1881.

Papers of the Dana family [manuscript], 1840-1881.

The collection contains a manuscript of Richard Henry Dana, Sr.'s poem "The little beach bird," and fragments from "The buccaneer." Correspondence of Richard Henry Dana, Jr., concerns his law practice, political activities, public service, business with publishers, literary friends, social life in Cambridge and Boston, and business and pleasure travel. Correspondence of Richard Henry Dana, Sr., concerns lecture arrangements, writing as a profession and the painter Washington Allston. Topics of interest include Charles Francis Adams' nomination to Congress, the 14th amendment, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, William Thomas Green Morton, the Harvard Board of Overseers, "Middlemarch," a Dickens dinner, "Two Years Before the Mast," "The Seaman's Friend," Edward Everett, Longfellow, Daniel Webster's Seventh of March speech, collegiate boat racing, law and busindss study, grandchildren, family vacations and genealogy.

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