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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 Dana visited New South Wales in 1839-1840 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 Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 1 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1966), pp. 278-279. 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 Darwin's Laboratory: Evolutionary Theory and Natural History in the Pacific, Roy MacLeod and Philip F. Rehbock, eds (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 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 Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994 edited by D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (Sydney: International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, 1994), pp. 163-171.. Details

Journal Articles

  • Mason, Alan, 'In the beginning: James Dwight Dana and the Wilkes Expedition', Historical Studies Group Newsletter (Geological Society of New Zealand), 31 (2006), 16-33. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Friends, Savants and Founders: W.B. Clarke and J.D. Dana', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 145 (2012), 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, 97 (1964), 185-91. Details
  • Truswell, Elizabeth M., 'Encounters with James Dwight Dana', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, 164 (2012), 23-7. Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J.