Authorised form of nameDana; James Dwight (1813 - 1895)
Dates1813 - 1895
Place of birthUtica, New York, USA
Date of birth12 February 1813
Place of deathNew Haven, Connecticut, USA
Date of death14 April 1895
Research fieldGeology
Yale College
Instructor in Mathematics to midshipmen, US Navy; Assistant to Professor Silliman; published 'Descriptive mineralogy' (1837); Mineralogist and Geologist, United States expedition voyage around the world; Professor of Geology and Natural History, Yale (1850); retired (1892); died of heart failure
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election18/12/1884
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1877
RelationshipsMarried Henrietta Frances, daughter of Professor Silliman
Bulloch's Roll; DAB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1895 vol 58 pp lvii-lx signed by L F
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5913
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1884/23Dana, James Dwight: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/11/659Copy letter from A H White, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society4 September 1895
MC/11/188Letter from James D [Dwight] Dana, New Haven, Connecticut, to Sir Joseph [Dalton] Hooker, President of the Royal Society21 March 1878
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
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