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Edward Augustus Dana papers (M261)

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Title:
Edward Augustus Dana papers
Creator:
Dana, Edward Augustus
ID:
M261
Date [inclusive]:
1827-1886, undated
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Papers, chiefly correspondence of Edward Augustus Dana and the Nye family, Bowdoin College themes, essays, translations, term bills, and other material belonging to Edward Dana (Class of 1838) are included.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Edward Augustus Dana Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edward Augustus Dana, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Blanchard) Dana,was born November 3, 1818 in Portland, and prepared for college at Phillips Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1838, where he was a member of the Peucinican Society. Dana practiced law in Nashua, New Hampshire from 1841-1844 and in Boston from 1844-1861. Soon after the beginning of the Civil War he retired from the practice of law and devoted his time to inventions, especially projectiles and explosives for rifled cannon. In 1862 he married Eliza Nye Hathaway of New Bedford, Massachusetts. From 1875 Dana resided in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where he died on March 29, 1897, survived by his wife and two daughters, Misses Grace and Edith Dana.

The collection contains papers, chiefly correspondence of Edward Augustus Dana and the Nye family (especially Eliza (Nye) Hathaway,Amelia (Nye) Jones and Thomas (Nye). Bowdoin College themes, essays, translations, term bills, and other material belonging to Edward Dana (Class of 1838) are included.

Series Description:

The first series of the Edward Dana collection contains various correspondence from the Edward Dana and the Nye family including Eliza (Nye), Amelia (Nye) Jones, and Thomas (Nye) dated 1827-1881, and undated.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetical.

Amelia Nye, 1834-1864

Box 1 Folder 1

Amelia and Emma Jones, 1867-1873

Box 1 Folder 2

Edward Dana, 1827-1879, undated

Box 1 Folder 3

Thomas Nye, 1827-1843

Box 1 Folder 4

Other, 1828-1881, undated

Box 1 Folder 5

Series Description:

College materials: term bills (1834-1838), certificates (1863), documents (1872), and papers (1835-1837, undated) are included in the second series of the collection.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetical.

Papers, 1835-1837, undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Term Bills, Certificates, Documents, 1834-1872

Box 1 Folder 7
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