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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2147275

Nathan Dane papers

Contains correspondence to and from a variety of individuals regarding Dane's law practice and his endowments to Harvard University for professorships in natural history and in law.

Dates

  • 1780 - 1835

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 boxes

Historical/Biographical Information

  • 1752 Born, December 29 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • 1774 Entered Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1778 Graduated Harvard College with High Honors
  • 1778 Entered law apprenticeship with Judge William Wetmore of Salem
  • 1779 Married Mary Brown in November
  • 1782 Admitted to the Bar and practiced in Beverly
  • 1785 Elected a delegate to the Continental Congress
  • 1790 Elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • 1795 Appointed a commissioner to revise laws of the Commonwealth
  • 1798 Retired from state legislature due to progressive deafness
  • 1812 Appointed to commission to revise and publish the Massachusetts Colonial and Provincial Laws
  • 1823 Published General Abridgement and Digest of American Law in Eight Volumes
  • 1829 Endowed the Dane Professorship in Law at the Harvard Law School
  • 1835 Died February 15 in Beverly, Massachusetts
1752
Born, December 29 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
1774
Entered Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1778
Graduated Harvard College with High Honors
1778
Entered law apprenticeship with Judge William Wetmore of Salem
1779
Married Mary Brown in November
1782
Admitted to the Bar and practiced in Beverly
1785
Elected a delegate to the Continental Congress
1790
Elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
1795
Appointed a commissioner to revise laws of the Commonwealth
1798
Retired from state legislature due to progressive deafness
1812
Appointed to commission to revise and publish the Massachusetts Colonial and Provincial Laws
1823
Published General Abridgement and Digest of American Law in Eight Volumes
1829
Endowed the Dane Professorship in Law at the Harvard Law School
1835
Died February 15 in Beverly, Massachusetts

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by David de Lorenzo, February 1989.
Link to catalog
Title
Dane, Nathan. Papers, 1780-1835: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00023

Repository Details

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