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Alexander Lawson scrapbooks, [ca. 1846]

Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846
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Physical Description:
2 v. (on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
A short manuscript biography of Lawson, signed "L"; a table of contents with a colored miniature of Lawson, drawn by T. Birch; and engravings by Lawson of birds, mammals, sea shells, human anatomy, scientific machines, instruments and book illustrations.
Alexander Lawson scrapbooks, [ca. 1846]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel P2 (fr. 816-1085) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Penn.
Biography Note:
Engraver; Philadelphia, PA. Born 1773, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Died 1846, Philadelphia. Came to the U.S. in 1794 and went to work for Thackara & Valance of Philadelphia engraving plates for Dobson's ENCYCLOPAEDIA. He also did engravings for the supplemental (1803) volumes of the ENCYCLPOAEDIA, Wilson's AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY, (1808-1814), and Charles Lucien Bonaparte's AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY; OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS INHABITING THE UNITED STATES NOT GIVEN BY WILSON, (1825-1833).
Scrapbooks donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Malvina and Mary Lawson. Lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming, 1955.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Illustration of books
Nature-printing and nature-prints
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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