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Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929



  • Existence: 1856 - 1929

John Cotton Dana was born on August 1856 in Woodstock, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied law, in 1878. He moved to Colorado and passed the bar in 1880, after which he began practicing law.In 1883, he moved to New York and passed its bar the same year. Taking a position as the editor of the Ashby Avalanche in 1885, Dana moved to Minnesota but resettled in Colorado after a short time. In 1889, Dana became Denver's first librarian, holding that position until 1898 when he took over as librarian at the Springfield, Massachusetts public library. From 1902 until his death, he was librarian a the Newark Public Library, where he founded the Newark Museum in 1909. Dana died on July 21, 1929.

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John Cotton Dana journal

Codex 003285
Identifier: 003285
Overview Journal of John Cotton Dana kep during his freshman term at Dartmouth College. Includes letter of provenance by William W. Sayre'37.