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Law Library Special Collections

Accessing the Collection

To inquire about conducting research in this collection or to make an appointment to use the Special Collections Room, please call  (757) 352-4145, or  email

About Richard Henry Dana

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. was a prominent 19th century Boston attorney, and author of the classic, Two Years Before the Mast.

An alumnus of Harvard Law, class of 1837, Dana was a well-known abolitionist, defender of the rights of the common man, and maritime law attorney, authoring the principle treatise of his day on the rights of seamen.

About the Dana/Mooradkanian Collection

The Richard Henry Dana Jr. Collection contains 440 volumes, many of which were a part of the working law library of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.  These later became part of the working library of Boston attorney Gregory Mooradkanian, who had offices at 314 Main Street. 

Mr. Mooradkanian's complete library was lovingly donated to Regent University in 2012 by his children.