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Register of the Thomas M. Moran Collection, 1909-1955
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas M. Moran Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1955
    Collection number: Mss17
    Creator: Thomas M. Moran
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas M. Moran Collection, Mss17, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Biography

    Thomas Moran (1882-1963) was a Stockton, Calif. bakery truck driver and bibliophile. He came to Stockton in 1904, working first as a streetcar motorman, and, from 1909 until his retirement in 1951, for the Gravem-Inglis Bakery. Moran began collecting books in 1929. When he died, he left behind a library of some 15,000 volumes. Among other treasures, this library included a first edition copy of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, as well as first edition copies of the works of Thornton Wilder, Erskine Caldwell and Conrad Richter.

    Scope and Content

    Moran's papers contain family and business correspondence, including a large collection of picture postcards, photographs, and a small amount of memorabilia.