Dana family papers, 1654-1950 bulk 1770-1931.


Dana family papers, 1654-1950 bulk 1770-1931.


Personal and official documents of Francis Dana, Massachusetts revolutionary leader, minister to Russia and chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Richard Henry Dana, noted poet and essayist; Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author and United States attorney for Massachusetts during the Civil War; Richard Henry Dana III, civil service reformer; and other family members. Other family members represented in the collection are Richard Dana, Edmund Trowbridge, Edmund Dana, Washington Allston, Edmund Trowbridge Dana, Edmund Trowbridge Dana, Jr., Elizabeth Ellery Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sarah Ann Dana, Ruth Charlotte Dana, Elizabeth Ellery Dana II, Frances Longfellow Dana, Helen Sherwood Ford Mumford Dana, and Sophia Willard Dana Ripley (discussing Brook Farm). Prominent correspondents include: John Adams, Elbridge Gerry, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Francis Adams, Charles Sumner, William M. Evarts, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Francis Adams II and Charles J. Bonaparte.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8358550

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Dana, Francis, 1743-1811

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Francis Dana (June 13, 1743 – April 25, 1811) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1778 and 1784. He signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Dana was educated at Harvard before reading law, being admitted to the bar, and commencing practice in Boston. Being an opponent of the British colonial policy, he became a leader of the Sons of Liberty and was ...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915

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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...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

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American diplomat, lawyer, and biographer; son of John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848; U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts 1859-61, U.S. Minister to England, 1861-68; U.S. Arbitrator at the Geneva Tribunal ("Alabama" claims), 1871-72. From the guide to the Charles Francis Adams letters, 1844-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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Elbridge Thomas Gerry (July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American politician and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from March 1813 until his death in November 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after Gerry. Born into a wealthy merchant family, Gerry vocally opposed British colonial policy in the 1760s and was active in the early stages of organizing the re...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

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William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 18...

Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

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United States Secretary of the Navy under President Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte letter, 1905. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 265034455 Lawyer, municipal and civil service reformer, and U.S. attorney general and secretary of the navy. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte papers, 1760-1921 (bulk 1874-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83459229 Biographical Note ...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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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, Frances Longfellow, 1853-1915.

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Trowbridge, Edmund, 1709-1793.

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Dana, Sarah Ann, 1791-1866.

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Dana family.

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Dana, Edmund Trowbridge, Jr., 1818-1869.

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Dana, Helen Sherwood Ford Mumford, 1865-1934.

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Dana, Elizabeth Ellery, 1846-1939

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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...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court

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Prior to 1780 called Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature. From the description of Pauper cases argued and determined in the Supreme Judicial Court, 1805-1826. (State Library of Massachusetts). WorldCat record id: 70967797 The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts succeeded the Superior Court of Judicature established for the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, implicitly by Const Pt 2, C 3, Art 2 and explicitly by St 1780, c 17; see a...

Brook Farm Phalanx (West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)

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Brook Farm was founded by George Ripley in 1841 as a cooperative community based on a transcendental utopian model. In 1844, it began to run on a model inspired by Charles Fourier and in 1845 officially declared itself a Fourierist Phalanx. From the description of Account book : manuscript, 1844-1845 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612823101 ...

Dana, Ruth Charlotte, 1814-1901

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Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879

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American essayist and poet. From the description of The buccaneer : autograph manuscript copy of a fragment of the poem signed : Boston, 1865 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 557604082 From the description of Sonnet: to a garden-flower sent to me by a lady and Song: I saw her once : autograph manuscript copies of two poems signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mr. & ...

Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

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Allston was an American artist and author. From the description of Papers, 1815-1842. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122297604 From the guide to the Papers, 1815-1842., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American artist and poet. From the description of An indenture tripartite..., 1827 May 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 550545503 American writer and artist. From the description of L...

Dana, Richard, 1700-1772.

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Dana, Elizabeth Ellery, 1789-1874.

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Dana, Edmund, 1739-1823.

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Vicar of Wroxeter; Brother of Francis Dana. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Wroxeter?, to Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney], 1778 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129811 ...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1851-1931

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Dana, Edmund Trowbridge, 1779-1859.

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