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

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-g


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6966-g
Title
Richard Henry Dana Sr. and Jr. Collection 1852-1874
Extent
6 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-g, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968 Jan 10

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Letters
  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to George Palmer Putnam
    1852 May 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    [About the artist for Putnam's book on American authors; asks what Washington Irvingthinks; mentions that Rufus W. Griswold's American Prose Writersdescription has several errors; says his own health is poor.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to George Palmer Putnam
    1852 Jun 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Re arrangements for artist to sketch Dana Sr.'s house at Cape Annfor Putnam's book.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.to George Palmer Putnam
    1852 Jun 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    [More about arrangements for artist to sketch house; asks Putnam to arrange the affair with his son Richard Henry Dana Jr.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Rev. Dr. John Forsyth
    1854 Nov 15
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Suggests Forsyth's presence would be helpful for their case and he might be called on for some point of church history or doctrine.]

  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.to Charles C. Perkins
    1874 Dec 31
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Mentions rumor that the "Sumner Prospectus" has yet gone to the artists and Perkins' interview with judge.]

Engraving
  • Dana Family's residence near Cape Ann, Massachusetts, by Hammatt Billingsand Samuel Valentine Hunt
    n.d.
    Engraving

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Charles C. Perkins
  • George Palmer Putnam
  • Hammatt Billings
  • John Forsyth
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  • Richard Henry Dana Sr.
  • Rufus W. Griswold
  • Samuel Valentine Hunt
  • Washington Irving