DANA, Francis, 1743-1811


Guide to Research Collections

Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Dana Family Papers, ca. 1757-1929, 0.5 linear foot.
The collection primarily contains bills and receipts of Francis Dana and other Dana family members. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers, ca. 1772-1901, 1.4 linear feet.
Correspondents include Francis Dana. A finding aid is available in the library.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Dana Family Papers, ca. 1654-1933, 87 boxes, 286 bound volumes, and 2 oversize containers.
Other family members represented include Francis Dana. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Henry W. Taft Papers, 1759-1904, 1 box and 1 narrow box.
Other authors include Francis Dana.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: n.d., 1 item.
Includes autograph marginal notes of Francis Dana.

Papers: 1777, 1 item.
A document signed by Francis Dana on August 29, 1777.

Papers: 1793, 1 item.
A receipt signed by Francis Dana on April 12, 1793.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: In the Israel Keith Papers, 1777, 3 pages.
A letter from Israel Keith to Francis Dana written on December 25, 1777. In the letter, Israel Keith apologizes to Francis Dana for the destruction of fences by the troops. He also discusses measures taken with the troops in an effort to prevent the damage, and apologizes for the difficulty in reducing the “rude peasants” to order.