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Finding Aid to the Andrew C. Lawson Papers, 1880-1954, bulk 1890-1951
BANC MSS C-B 602  
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Description
The Andrew C. Lawson papers, 1880-1954, consist of personal and professional papers related to Lawson's career in geology and as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley during the first half of the twentieth century. Of particular note are Lawson's records documenting his work as chairman of the California Earthquake Investigation Commission. Included in the collection are project files, field notebooks, correspondence, writings, maps, and subject files, as well as, some biographical material and property files.
Background
Andrew Cowper Lawson, geologist and professor, was born in Anstruther, Scotland, July 25, 1861, moving to Hamilton, Ontario when he was five. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1883, he worked with the Canadian Geological Survey and continued his education, receiving a Masters in 1885. In 1888 he received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Extent
Number of containers: 26 boxes, 7 cartons, 6 oversize folders, 2 oversize volumes Linear feet: 19.85
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.