Daniel Cady Eaton

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Daniel Cady Eaton
Daniel Cady Eaton by George Rockwood, 1864.jpg
Portrait of Eaton by George Rockwood, 1864
Born (1834-09-12)September 12, 1834
Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Died June 29, 1895(1895-06-29) (aged 60)
New Haven, Connecticut
Education Yale College
Harvard University
Occupation Botanist, professor
Employer Yale University

Daniel Cady Eaton (September 12, 1834 – June 29, 1895)[1] was an American botanist and author. After studies at the Rensselaer Institute in Troy and Russell's military school in New Haven,[2] he gained his bachelor's degree at Yale College, then went on to Harvard University where he studied with Asa Gray. He then went back to Yale in 1864, where he was a botany professor and herbarium curator. Eaton is the grandson of Amos Eaton.[3]

He also worked in Utah, contributing to the US-Mexican Boundary Survey and various geological surveys.

Notable Publications[edit]

  • Beautiful Ferns; from Original Water-Color Drawings after Nature. Paintings by C. E. Faxon and J. H. Emerton. New York: Nims & Knight, Troy. 1887 (c. 1885). 96 pp, 10 plates.
  • Enumeration of the Ferns of Cuba and Venezuela. 1860.
  • The Ferns of North America: Colored Figures and Descriptions, with Synonomy and Geographical Distribution of the Ferns (Including Ophioglossaceae) of the United States of America and the British North American Possessions. Volumes 1-2. 81 color plates by James H. Emerton and C. E. Faxon. Salem, Massachusetts: S. E. Cassino. 1877-1880. Folio.
  • Systematic Fern List [Eastern North America]. 1880.

Partial list of species named by D. C. Eaton:


  1. ^ Find A Grave
  2. ^ "Daniel Cady Eaton", American Journal of Science, August 1895, p. 184.
  3. ^ Dupree, A. Hunter (1988). Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-801-83741-8. 
  4. ^ IPNI.   D.C. Eaton. 

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