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Biographical entry Dana, James Dwight (1813 - 1895)

Born
12 February 1813
United States of America
Died
14 April 1895
United States of America
Occupation
Geologist and Mineralogist

Summary

James Dwight Dana visited New South Wales in 1839-40 as geologist to the United States Exploring Expedition.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Microfilm Collection, MS 067; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • William Branwhite Clarke - Records, 1842 - 1876, MS 028; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Clarke Family Papers - Records, 1789 - 1879, ML MSS 139; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Mozley, Ann, 'Dana, James Dwight (1813-1895), mineralogist and geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 278-279. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010267b.htm. Details
  • Stoddart, David R., 'This Coral Episode: Darwin, Dana and the Coral Reefs in the Pacific', in Roy MacLeod and Philip F. Rehbock (eds), Darwin's Laboratory: Evolutionary Theory and Natural History in the Pacific, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1994, pp. 21-48. Details

Conference Papers

  • Middleton, R. G.; Jones, B. G. and Carr, P. F., 'James Dwight Dana and Sydney Basin Geology', in D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (eds), Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994, International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Sydney, 1994, pp. 163-171. Details

Journal Articles

  • Moyal, Ann, 'Friends, Savants and Founders: W.B. Clarke and J.D. Dana', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 145, 2012, pp. 54-8. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'James Dwight Dana in New South Wales, 1839-1840', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 97, 1964, pp. 185-91. Details
  • Truswell, Elizabeth M., 'Encounters with James Dwight Dana', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, vol. 164, 2012, pp. 23-7. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.