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 Richard Henry Dana

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Richard Henry Dana

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Jan 1882 (aged 66)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 5815042 View Source
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American writer and lawyer, best known in American literature for his book "Two Years Before the Mast", based on the diary he kept while at sea. First published in 1841, the book describes the lives of sailors in the ports and he gives close attention to the daily life of the peoples of California: Hispanic, Native American, and European. Dana also was an anti-slavery activist and a member of the Massachusetts legislature.


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  • Originally Created by: Rick Eng
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5815042
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/5815042/richard-henry-dana : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Henry Dana (1 Aug 1815–6 Jan 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5815042, citing Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .