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Alexander Lawson scrapbooks, [ca. 1846]

Creator:
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846  Search this
Citation:
Alexander Lawson scrapbooks, [ca. 1846]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Engraving -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Nature-printing and nature-prints  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214075
AAA_collcode_lawsalex
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214075

Alexander Lawson scrapbooks

Creator:
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
[ca. 1846]
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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).
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Engraving -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Nature-printing and nature-prints  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lawsalex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a72fce75-4b94-46f4-839a-8e32ff2629d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lawsalex

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