A Guide to the Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection Dana, Richard Henry, Sr. and Jr. 6966-b

A Guide to the Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6966-b


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6966-b
Title
Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection 1840-1881
Extent
ca. 100 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection, Accession 6966-b, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit, 1964 Jun 10

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • "The Little Beach Bird"
    1864
    AMsS, 2 p.

    [Poem by Richard Henry Dana Sr.]

  • "The Buccaneer"
    1871
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Poem, 2 verses, by Richard Henry Dana Sr.]

  • "The Buccaneer"
    1854 Jun 27
    AMs

    [Poem, 1 verse, by Richard Henry Dana Sr.; in ALS 1854 Jun 27 Richard Henry Dana Sr.to A.D.W. French.]

Letters
  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to James Abraham Hillhouse
    1840 Sep 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sending copy of Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s sea journal [Two Years Before the Mast]; discusses public interest; mentions visit from a sailor who had sailed with Dana Jr. and who reported sailors' interest in the book.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Sarah N. Arnold
    [1840?] Nov 21
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Responds to the Arnolds' invitation to stay with them in New Bedfordwhen he lectures; mentions attending a John Brahamconcert; refers to a note from a Mr. Morison.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Unknown
    1841 Oct 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Re prospective lecturing in New York, Brooklynand Baltimorefor correspondent and/or Edward Terryor [Edward L.] Keyes; says he has "none but his old lectures"; has heard Dana Jr. in twice in court and comments he did well.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to James Deshon
    1841 May 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Re obtaining a pew seat for Deshon; says Dana Sr. had already given away family pew seats.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Leonard Jarvis
    1844 Jan 12
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses Washington Allstonanecdotes; mentions his planned book on Allston; tells of the recovery of an earlier part of Allston's "great picture" (Belshazzar's Feast) which had been painted over.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Jonathan Mason Jr.
    [1846?] Jun 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Invites him to see "the great unfinished picture" again in Allston's Cambridgeporthouse.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charles Eliot Norton
    1847 Sep 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Arrangements for a walking trip together in Manchester, Mass.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to R. I. Burbank
    1848 Apr 28
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks about Cincinnatireputation of Dr. Morton whose Cincinnatidebts had been settled by Burbank; some of Morton's opponents had spread rumors in Boston he says are untrue.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Samuel Gridley Howe, Wendell Phillips, William Jackson
    1850 Mar 22
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Declines invitation to meeting since he disagrees with some of those arranging it who are "in favor of dissolution of the Union"; mentions his dissatisfaction with "Mr. Webster's course" (referring to Daniel Webster's 7th of March speech advocating the Compromise of 1850).]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Erasmus D. Beach
    1851 Apr 13
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Requests copy of ( Massachusettsstate Senator) Beach's report and bill; biographical note on Dana on bottom of letter in different handwriting.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to William A. Jones
    [1853]
    AL, 3 p.

    [Mentions daughter's poor health, his own aging, his Poems and Prose Writingsand lack of financial reward from writing, and Jones' publications; questions point of preparing lectures for publication; discusses his seashore home and dissatisfaction with Hammatt Billings' sketch of it in Homes of American Authors. Signature cut off and on of Dana Jr. glued on.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Chauncey K. Williams
    1853 Apr 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Identifies writer of letter sent him by correspondent as William Stedman, who married his mother's sister; both were daughters of William Ellerywhom Dana Sr. saw often "at my father's."]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Henry B. Osgood
    1853 Oct 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Refuses invitation to lecture.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to A. D. W. French
    1854 Jun 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Brief cover note with a one verse quotation from "The Buccaneer."]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to John Prescott
    1858 Feb 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Agrees to advise correspondent and sets appointment for him.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to "President of the Convention"
    1858 Oct 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Enthusiastic endorsement of Charles Francis Adamsfor Congress.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to James Ripley Osgood
    1859 Jun 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks him to send copy to Father Hicks, editor of The Catholic World. Pencilled note from Osgood on letter top signed "J.R.O." asks someone to be sure this has been done.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Jonathan Mason Jr.
    [1862] Dec 25
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Tells of Mrs. Washington Allston's death.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Jonathan Mason Jr.
    1864 Aug 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Expresses sympathy for Mason's son's death.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to J. Cist
    [1864] Dec 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [About location of Dana Sr.'s signature on a photograph.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to William Pitt Fessenden
    1867 Feb 8
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Queries Fessenden if he had changed his opinions of the proposed Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; mentions Massachusettsvoters' indifference and a strong party forming against the proposal because under it, the United Stateshas to admit the states, the proposal retards the progress of other proposed Fourteenth Amendments, Massachusettsvoting requirements could be affected, and if it were rejected a better course of action might be adopted; says he is writing to Fessenden only and will keep secret his reply or use it as Fessenden desires.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to James T. Fields
    [1867]
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Unable to take part in Fields' "Dickens' Dinner" any time that week.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to William Maxwell Evarts
    1868 May 17
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Expresses disgust about machine politics, Senate's consideration of the articles of impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, and his own failed efforts "to stem the tide" in Massachusetts; mentions views of [Robert Cummings] Schenck. Part of this letter has been cut away, but not the signature.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to "Proprietors of [ ] Globe"
    1868 Jun 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Places order for the "President's Trial."]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1869 Jul 16
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Bon voyage letter to future son-in-law recommending sightseeing in Englandand a tailor and clothiers.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Sampson, Low and Co.
    1870 Oct 17
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [His preference for the Fields, Osgood, and Co.sketch of the brig to that in Sampson, Low and Co.edition of Two Years Before the Mast; requests minor changes and an accounting.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Jonathan Mason Jr.
    ca. 1870
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Recommends Mrs. Hooper have Walter Brackettclean Washington Allston's picture,"Elijah Fed by Ravens"; mentions poor health. Note on letter mentions subsequent ownership of the Allston painting.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to C. L. Street
    1871 Mar 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Responds to query about a monument for Samuel Finley Breese Morse; says Professor Francis Dananot his brother or uncle but a remote relative and honored friend of his father and will forward compliment to Francis Dana's widow.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1871 Aug 3
    ALS, 3 p.

    [In Portlandwhere he is arguing a case; mention her sisters Lily Dana, Henrietta Dana, and Sally Danawho is feeling much better; left 25 pages of manuscript "on board" with Captain Burke.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Oct 12
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Expresses concern for him and his family (after the ChicagoFire).]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Oct 16
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sending Lyman and his brother book on fire insurance.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Oct 18
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Giving permission to announce engagement to daughter Charlotte Dana. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Nov 29
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Letter accompanying Charlotte Dana's journal from Europe. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Dec 22
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Forwarding Lyman's letter to Charlotte Danain Stuttgart, Germany. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1871 Dec 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    [More about Charlotte Dana's European journal.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Feb 13
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Asking about job offer received by Lyman.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1872 Feb 25
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Tells her of trust set up by Aunt Sarah's will providing dowries for Dana's daughters; settlement will be either yearly allowance or down payment for a house.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Feb 29
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Re Lyman's plans in the "new" Chicagoand Charlotte Dana's financial expectations upon her marriage.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Apr 27
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Re Charlotte Dana's savings transfer to Lyman for deposit on Chicagolot.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jun 4
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Re Lyman's Englewood( Chicago) lot purchase; includes draft and offers some money to obviate need for mortgage.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jun 4
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Re news of Charlotte Dana's European journal; mentions Mrs. Dana is in Baden Badenwhile Henrietta Dana, Charlotte Dana, and Rosamund Danaare at Cadiz. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jun 18
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Sends money to pay off lot mortgage when it comes due.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jun 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Suggests he may prefer to use all the money to avoid a mortgage and may put a lot in Dana's name.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jun 21
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Responding to Lyman's request for advice about changing his profession, discusses law and business professions; suggests he examine his own "duties and purposes in life."]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jul 11
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Agrees to send more money for a third lot in Englewoodand the title to be in Lyman's name.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Jul 25
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Cover letter for lot purchase money with torn list of college boat race times.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Aug 5
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Apologizes for forgetting to endorse check; amusing critique of Harvard- Amherstboat race.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Oct 1
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Congratulates him on becoming a Notary Public; discusses real estate and pleasure in reading Charlotte Dana's last European journals.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Oct 14
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Re Charlotte Dana's Englewoodreal estate; transactions were to equalize Charlotte's financial situation with her sisters'.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1872 Oct 29
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Thanks him for mentioning another available lot but cannot spare the money for the investment.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Feb 6
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Re Lyman's interests, current activities, family news, opinion of the new Hawaiian sovereign, and his own law practice; mentions health.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Feb 22
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Discusses merits of law school vs. study with individual lawyer; hopes Lyman's parents will visit Boston; regrets missing Mr. Jackson; expresses enjoyment at Lyman's account of the new king of Hawaiiand proposal to abstract to the Advertiser, with due safeguards as to its authorship.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Mar 31
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Critical discussion of Middlemarch; mentions his admiration and describes the novel as a depressing picture reminding him of "that deary waste of afterthoughts" watching a ship's wake at night.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to William Adolphus Wheeler
    1873 May 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks him to reserve the volume of Sir W. Hamilton. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Jun 12
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Thanks for returning Charlotte Dana's journals; asks that Lyman sell Chicagolots or not as he sees fit.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Jun 16
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Further comments on law training, the excellence of Harvard Law Schooland his pleasure if Lyman were to be nearby, and the excellence of Charlotte Dana's journals; asks that proceeds from sale of Dana's lots not be invested in railroad property.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1873 Jun 30
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Re deeds, property, shipping receipts for furniture but none for portrait; Lyman may attend Harvard Law School; Lily Danawell enough to sail with Dana.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Aug 7
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [To sail with Lily Danafor Europewhere he will learn more of Lyman's plans from Charlotte Dana; recommends Harvard Law Schoolas best course for Lyman.]

  • C. J. Kinoto Richard Henry Dana Jr.
    1873 Aug 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [ Londontailor thanks him for his business; sends prices for clothing.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1873 Aug 31
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Written on House of Lordsstationery while waiting in lobby; mentions Lily Dana's poise in London with his friends Lord Frederick Cavendishand Lord Kinnaird; mentions visit to St. Paul's with Leferve, an hour with Canon Liddon and plans for Dovervia Canterbury, then Brussels, then etc.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Oct 1
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Concerns clothing made for Lyman by Londontailor Kino.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1873 Oct 24
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Re apartment for Charlotte, her trunks, furniture and other personal affects.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1873 Oct ?
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Relays Isabelle Dana's invitation for her to stay in Chestnut Street since Dana Jr. and family will be away.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Samuel C. Cobb
    1874 Jan 2
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Has a heavy cold but will try to attend invitation to dinner a honoring King of Hawaiian Islands.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charles Deane
    1874 Oct 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Unable to send copy of Dana's speech although complimented by request.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Alexander N. Harris
    1874 Oct 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Confirms Harris' position in philosophy and history committees from list in his possession, rather than the list Mr. Cabot had used.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Francis Ogden Lyman
    1874 Nov 20
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Tells of Aunt Betsey's death and asks him to relay news to the David Lymans.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1875 Aug 22
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Account of "White Mountain Style" drive to join family for vacation in Bethlehem, N.H.and mentions plans to visit North Conway. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1875 Sep 8
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Mentions family vacation in Manchester, Mass.and drive to the Loring Museum.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana
    1875 Sep 11
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Mentions strong northeaster blowing at the shore and the Olmsteads.]

  • Sara Watson Danato Charlotte Dana, with Richard Henry Dana Jr.note added
    1876 Sep 15
    AL, 2 p.

    [Passes on housekeeping hiring details from mother; best wishes to her future husband from Dana Jr. who mentions the > Tribune's comments on [Benjamin Franklin] Butlerand "poor" letters of Pierpont to it.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to James R. Osgood and Co.
    1876 Dec 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks for volume of Tennyson's "Harold."]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jan 3
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Mentions family's great concern that she and her husband might have been in the train wreck near Ashtabulain route to Chicago; sends draft and bridal money; misses her.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jan 16
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Expresses pleasure at Richard Dana's engagement to Edith Longfellow; attempts to cheer up Charlotte and Francis Ogden Lymanwho are both sick.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jan 27
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Forwarding Mary Dana's gift to her soon; Dana's reception for Richard Danaand Edith Longfellow; guests included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rev. Sam Longfellow, Mrs. Nathan Appleton, Mrs. Child, Mrs. Greeley Curtis; Dana Sr. unable to come.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jun 9
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Concerns Charlotte's journals; Dana's family visits to Hyde Park; status of his law cases; mentions Frank Dana. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jun 12
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Recommendations to Charlotte on safety of banks; mentions Sally Dana's birthday.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Jun 25
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Disappointed she cannot come East this summer; mentions family news and health of Dana Sr. and Aunt Charlotte.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Sep 5
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    [Distressed Charlotte and Francis Ogden Lymanlost all their money in a bank failure; asks what they need and whether she lost her money from the trust.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Bayard Taylor
    1877 Nov 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks for his many kind acts and particularly for something Taylor has written in the Tribune. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1877 Dec 23
    ALS, 4 p. w/env

    [Advises she take books Dana Sr. wishes to give her even if she must store them.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1878 Feb 6
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Re engagements of two friends.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1878 Feb 11
    ALS, 2 p. w/env

    [Glad she is taking the books; mentions social news.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charles Deane
    1878 Nov 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Letter of introduction for Lt. Governor Archibald of Nova Scotia. ]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Harriet Jacobson
    1878 May 1
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Complies with her request; expresses interest in aspirations of the young; includes Dana Sr.'s autograph.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Angela Henrietta Channing Dana
    1878 May 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks for prompt receipt of enclosed check and earlier one; love to both daughters and pleasure that they will see Charlotte Dana Lymansoon.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charlotte Dana Lyman
    1881 Jan 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Re family financial business.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to unknown
    n.y. Feb 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Apologizes for mislaying check.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to Jonathan Mason Jr.
    n.y. Oct 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Regrets delay in sending some papers but just received keys to trunk they are in.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to unknown
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Accedes to complimentary request.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to E. Smith
    n.d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Concerns "packet delivery" and the Manchester Express Co.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Howes Norris Jr.
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Brief lines with autograph and favorite sentiment.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to unknown
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Specifying "S. W. Dana" lettered on case for his wife.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to unknown
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Fragment. Autograph apparently cut from a letter; a few words of which appear on verso.]

Miscellaneous
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Massachusetts Constitutional Convention
    1853 Jul 29
    DS

    [Receipt for travel and attendance pay due him.]

  • C. J. Kinoto Francis Ogden Lyman
    1873 Sep 2
    D

    [Receipt for clothing.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A. D. W. French
  • A.D.W. French.
  • Alexander N. Harris
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Angela Henrietta Channing Dana
  • Bayard Taylor
  • C. J. Kino
  • C. L. Street
  • Charles Deane
  • Charles Eliot Norton
  • Charles Francis Adams
  • Charlotte Dana
  • Charlotte Dana Lyman
  • Chauncey K. Williams
  • Daniel Webster
  • David Lyman
  • E. Smith
  • Edith Longfellow
  • Edward Terry
  • Erasmus D. Beach
  • Francis Dana
  • Francis Ogden Lyman
  • Frank Dana
  • Frederick Cavendish
  • Greeley Curtis
  • Hammatt Billings
  • Harriet Jacobson
  • Henrietta Dana
  • Henry B. Osgood
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Howes Norris Jr.
  • Isabelle Dana
  • J. Cist
  • James Abraham Hillhouse
  • James Deshon
  • James Ripley Osgood
  • James T. Fields
  • John Braham
  • John Prescott
  • Jonathan Mason Jr.
  • Leonard Jarvis
  • Lily Dana
  • Mary Dana
  • Nathan Appleton
  • R. I. Burbank
  • Richard Dana
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.
  • Rosamund Dana
  • Sally Dana
  • Sam Longfellow
  • Samuel C. Cobb
  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse
  • Samuel Gridley Howe
  • Sara Watson Dana
  • Sarah N. Arnold
  • W. Hamilton
  • Walter Brackett
  • Washington Allston
  • Wendell Phillips
  • William A. Jones
  • William Adolphus Wheeler
  • William Ellery
  • William Jackson
  • William Maxwell Evarts
  • William Pitt Fessenden
  • William Stedman
  • [Benjamin Franklin] Butler
  • [Edward L.] Keyes
  • [Robert Cummings] Schenck

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Ashtabula
  • Baden Baden
  • Baltimore
  • Bethlehem, N.H.
  • Boston
  • Brooklyn
  • Brussels
  • Cadiz
  • Cambridgeport
  • Canterbury
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dover
  • England
  • Englewood
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Hyde Park
  • London
  • Manchester, Mass.
  • Massachusetts
  • New Bedford
  • New York
  • North Conway
  • Nova Scotia
  • Portland
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • United States