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Authorised form of nameDana; James Dwight (1813 - 1895)
Dates1813 - 1895
NationalityAmerican
Place of birthUtica, New York, USA
Date of birth12 February 1813
Place of deathNew Haven, Connecticut, USA
Date of death14 April 1895
Research fieldGeology
Mineralogy
ActivityEducation:
Yale College
Career:
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DAB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1895 vol 58 pp lvii-lx signed by L F
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27128721
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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