Richard Henry Dana, 1815–1882

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Biographical note

Miscellaneous writer, educated at Harvard, but on his eyesight giving way shipped as a common sailor, and gave his experiences in Two Years before the Mast (1840).

Called to the Bar in 1840, he became an authority on maritime law. Other books by him are The Seaman’s Friend (1841), and Vacation Voyage to Cuba (1859).

[From A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin, 1910]

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