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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (A-H)

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Correspondence from James Dwight Dana

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/11



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Name of creator

Dana | James Dwight | 1813-1895 | American geologist, mineralogist, and naturalist

Biographical History

Biographical History

James Dwight Dana (1813-1895) was a geologist, mineralogist and zoologist. He was co-proprietor of the American Journal of Science and Technology to which Sir Archibald Geikie contributed articles. Dana was appointed Silliman professor of natural history and geology at Yale University in 1850.

They corresponded extensively on many aspects of geology: research, opinions on published articles and texts, surveys, and papers and other contributions to professional associations. 29 of these letters, according to an enclosed note, were 'sent to President Gilman, 3rd March 1898', this most likely being Daniel Coit Gilman (1831-1908).

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence from James Dwight Dana sub-series consists of:

  • 29 letters in chronological order (1873-1892)
  • 2 letters (1879 and 1888)
  • 1 letter from unknown individual after the death of Dana (1899)




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