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Richard Henry Dana
Birth: Nov. 15, 1787
Death: Feb. 2, 1879

Author. The son of Francis Dana, he graduated from Harvard and became a lawyer, but built his fame as a writer and critic. A founder of the "North American Review," Dana's criticisms were somewhat controversial in his day: he was a proponent of Romanticism, despised didacticism, and disagreed with the Transcendental movement. His 1821 novel "Paul Felton" is considered one of the earliest examples of Gothic fiction in the United States. He also was prolific was a poet; his first book of poetry, "The Buccaneer and Other Poems," was published in 1827. His son, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., became famous as the author of "Two Years Before the Mast" (1840). (bio by: Midnightdreary) 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Dana (1743 - 1811)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Charlotte Smith Dana (1787 - 1822)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Henry Dana (1815 - 1882)*
  Edmund Trowbridge Dana (1818 - 1869)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edmund Trowbridge Dana (1774 - 1776)*
  Francis Dana (1777 - 1853)*
  Martha Remington Dana Allston (1784 - 1862)*
  Richard Henry Dana (1787 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Ellery Dana (1789 - 1874)*
  Sarah Ann Dana (1791 - 1866)*
 
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Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Midnightdreary
Record added: May 17, 2009
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Richard Henry Dana
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