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
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.
Number of containers: 26 boxes, 7 cartons, 6 oversize folders, 2 oversize volumes
Linear feet: 19.85
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