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Scrapbook kept by Lawson during his years as a student at the American Academy in Rome, as a "Prix de Rome" winner in landscape architecture. Includes photographs and measured drawings of buildings and architectural details, planting lists, plans, and elevations, primarily in Italy. Also, photographs of plans of American cemeteries in France and England, 1921; photographs of Lawson, and of a portrait of Lawson; photographs of unidentified architectural details and plans; measured drawings of unidentified details; and a postcard and note sent to Lawson.

Also bound volumes from the American Academy in Rome, with article and photographs of the Villa Gamberaia, by Edward Lawson, compiled by Edward Lawson, 1927; Villa Medici, Rome, written and compiled by Edward Lawson, 1930; Villa d'Este at Tivoli, by Michael Rapuano, compiled by Lawson, 1933; Villa Palmieri, Florence, by Michael Rapuano, compiled by Lawson, 1935; Villa Medici at Fiesole near Florence, by Norman T. Newton, compiled by Lawson, 1935; and Villa Cicogna Bisuschio, by Ralph E. Griswold, compiled by Lawson, 1937. Includes colored architectural drawing of the Villa Camberaia at Settignano created by Lawson.

Lantern slides (8) of illustrations from Lawson's Rome Prize thesis.

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