Register of the Thomas M. Moran Collection, 1909-1955

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Thomas M. Moran Collection, 1909-1955

Collection number: Mss17

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL:
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
November 23, 1993
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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


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


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.

Container List


Box 1: Thomas M. Moran Collection


Biographical & Memorabilia


-Clippings: Biography & obituary


-Deed to THM Library, Dec 1963


-Memorabilia [union card, Ogden Nash poster, etc.]








Picture Postcards


-California images [& West], 1906-1909


Club House, Vancouver Barracks [WA]


Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco


Pacific Electric #57, Los Angeles


Cliff House and Beach, San Francisco


Panoramic view from Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco


"Shooting the Chutes", San Francisco [amusement park]


Tiburon, Marin County


El Capitan, Yosemite Valley


Ostrich Farm [southern Calif.]


Rooster Rock, Columbia River [OR]


Neptune Casino and Beach, Santa Cruz


sheep (loc. unident.)


mountains and stream (loc. unident.)


"Bathing in the Pacific", San Francisco


horses and carriage, San Francisco (loc. unident.)


-Shamokin, Pa. [& East], 1906-09


St. Joseph's Hall, Locust Gap, Pa


High School & Fire Co. Building, Shamokin St., Trevorton, Pa


Knights of Columbus and F.O.E. Bldgs.


Edgewood Park, scenic railway


Garfield School, Sunbury Street


Washington School


Rutherian Catholic Church


Independence Street, looking East


inside view of mine


"Coal mining. A typical colliery."


setting props to support roof of mine


Elevated R.R. curve at 110th Street, N.Y.


Stevens School


Y.M.C.A. Building, a.d. 1901


East Dewart, Shamokin Street


Edgewood Park, the lake


Independence Hose Co., Market Street


Graemar Hotel


South Main Street, Masontown, Pa


High School


Market Street, looking South


Shamokin Creek, west end


group of buildings (loc. unident.)


St. Edwards Catholic Church


Soldiers' Monument, Lincoln Street


High School


Edgewood Park, the pavilion


-Novelty images, 1906-09


July 4th Greetings


"Thomas", Thomas Edwards




"To my dear Brother"


"Birthday Greetings"


"I send you my Love"


"Am right in the Swing"


"Too busy to write"


"Come home at once . . ."




-California images [& West], 1911-19


Promenade overlooking ocean, Cliff House, San Francisco


mending nets, Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco


looking across Golden Gate from Fort Point


Palace of Fine Arts, Pan. Pac. Int. Expo., San Francisco


Lipton tea, coffee, and cocoa planter, S. F. Exposition


"Crossing a Canyon", Tamalpais Railway


Southern Pacific Railway, Siskiyou Mountains


"Pacific Ocean by Moonlight"


Placerville, El Dorado County


Mt. Lassen in eruption


Montgomery St., view of important buildings, San Francisco


Band Stand, Idora Park, Oakland


Unitarian Church, Berkeley


Famous Cliff Drive, looking South, Santa Cruz


Nevada Fall and Liberty Cap, Yosemite Valley


Residence District, Santa Barbara


California Grapefruit Tree, "Road of a Thousand Wonders"


Snowshed in the Sierra Nevada, Ogden Route, S.P.R.R.


water passageway (loc. unident.)


Mariposa Grove


Yosemite Valley


Vernal Falls, from Clark's Point, Yosemite Valley


"A beautiful home and grounds" (loc. unident.)


"In the surf", Long Beach


Mt. Hamilton, near San Jose


St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco


Andrews Diamond Palace, San Francisco


U.S.A. General Hospital, San Francisco


Chinatown, San Francisco


Panama Pacific Int'l. Exposition, San Francisco


Redwoods? (loc. unident.)


Ferry Boat "Solano" at Port Costa


Black Buttes, California, "Road of a Thousand Wonders"


Lake Merrit, Oakland


one of Geo. Haas & Sons candy stores, San Francisco


Flying Fish, Avalon, Catalina Island


Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley


elevator incline, Shasta Springs, S.P.R.R. Cal-Oregon Route


Lower Falls, Shasta Springs


Mariposa Big Tree Grove


Hotel Messena, Bakersfield


Circular Bridge, Mt Lowe Railway


Panama Pacific Exposition, S.F.


"Greetings from Medford, Oregon"


Los Angeles County Court House and Hall of Records


McKinley Park, Tacoma, Washington


U.P. Station, Cheyenne, Wyo.


Hotel Wawona, Yosemite Valley


Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco [2]


-Stockton images, 1911-19


One of Camm's Bungalows (H.O. Camm, Home Builder)


View of Stockton, 1849


Passenger Train Crossing Mokelumne River (Line of Central Calif. Traction Co.)


Yosemite Terrace View


Central Traction Co. Bridge over Mokelumne River.


Pioneer Monument, Freemont Park


Commercial & Savings Bank Building


Belding Building, San Joaquin and Weber Streets


-Shamokin, Pa. [& East] images, 1911-19


Dewart Street


The High School Building, Lewistown, Pa


Market Street


A big house or small hotel? (unmarked)


Shamokin Street, looking North


Pennsylvania Railroad Station


Sunbury Street, looking East


State Hospital


Shamokin Street, looking South


Grant School, Shamokin Street


Bucknell Academy, Lewisburg, Pa


Edgewood Park


Railroad Station? (unmarked)


Hotel Walton, Philadelphia, Pa


Shamokin Street, looking South


The Gap


Hotel Casey, Scranton, Pa


Independence Hall, Philadelpia, Pa


Sunbury Street


Bird's eye view, West end


Hotel Graemar


St. Edward's R.C. Church, interior


State Hospital for Miners, Ashland, Pa


Coal Breaker, Anthracite Region


"Miners going to work"


Luke Fidler Colliery


Collier Mine, H.C. Frick Coke Co., Smithfield, Pa


U.S.S. Rhode Island


Kingston, N.Y. view from the Wilbur Bridge, showing Wilbur and Eddyville


Train Concourse, Chicago & Northwestern Passenger Terminal, Chicago


Highlland Park Reservoir, Rochester, N.Y.


Midway and University of Chicago


House by the water (loc. unident.)


Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.


St. Edwards Church, a new altar


Golf Club House and section of course, Hershey, Pa


Cascade Park entrance, Newcastle, Pa


St. Edwards Hall


Market Street, Sunbury, Pa


-Europe, 1911-19


San Marino Village


Environs de Compiegne, Chateau de RICQUEBOURG


Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912: Kungl. Akademien for de fria konsterna; Motiv fran Norrstrom; Gustaf II Adolfs Staty; Utsikt fran Skeppsbron.


-Novelty images, 1911-19


"California welcomes the world to San Francisco"


"Many happy returns of the day"


"Let others wish you fame . . ."


"Xmas, Best of wishes"


"A happy birthday"


"Best Thanksgiving wishes"


"A joyous new year"


"With best new year wishes"


an "indian" lady


"Cupid out Canoeing"


a "western" lady


"A joyful Christmas"


"With best wishes for a merry Christmas"


"St. Patrick's Day greetings" - a pipe


"Wishes for a Merry Christmas"


"A joyful Christmas"


New Year Greetings


Two horses


Burlesque - joke


Broken-down Ford - joke


Fishing - joke


"There's no time like the present"


a blue star




flowers (pink geranium)


flowers (amaryllis)




"I'se makin' er slide fo home"


A proverb


"This native land of mine"


"Here's to you"


Japanese New Year card - a sunset on ocean


Japanese New Year card - a white egret


a fancy lady


a "Phasianus Torquatus"


"Happy be your Easter Day"


"For a Happy Birthday"


"Keep the home fires burning"


"St. Patrick's Day Greetings"


"Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"


"Jan. 1st"


"Easter Greetings"


"Bright be your Christmas"


"Happy be your New Year"


California Raisin Day, April 30th


"Christmas Cheer"


"Xmas Greeting, many days of cheer"


-California images [& West], 1920-51


Cortes Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico


Hotel Virginia, Long Beach


San Francisco


Golden Gate Park, San Francisco [2]


Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo


Kearny and Market Streets, San Francisco


Pacific Ocean and neighboring states (map)


"Drying peaches in California"


Fleischmann Yeast Factories


San Francisco


a Palatial California Home


Ye Alpine Tavern, Mt. Lowe


Carquinez Bridge


San Jose


a California mission


Richardson Springs, Chico, Butte County


City Hall, Civic Center, San Francisco


Market, Montgomery, and Post Streets, San Francisco


San Fransisco


Stanislaus River Canyon, Tuolumne County


"World Famous Tree House"


El Cortez Hotel


Tulsa Motel [OK]


Eureka Whaling Station, Fields Landing


Camouflaged Trucks, 1941 Manoeuvers, Washington


Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park [WY]


Piper Opera House [NV]


Packer Lake


Elk on Redwood Highway


"In the forest", Greenville


Antioch Bridge


Spotted Fawn on Pacific Coast [loc. unident.]


Spring Street looking North, Los Angeles


Kalakala, Puget Sound Ferry [WA]


The Temple Square, Salt Lake City [UT]


Emerald Pool, Yellowstone National Park [UT]


The New Heathman, Portland [OR]


Balboa Island


Bears, Yosemite National Park


Rams Horn Tree on Seventeen Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula


Richardson Springs Hotel, Butte County


Mirabel Park


Mission Dolores, San Francisco


Redwood Highway


McKinley Park, Sacramento


Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County


Pullman Shops, Richmond


High School, Modesto


Cantilever Crane and Ferry landing, Mare Island


Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove


"Stageing", Tuolumne County


"Stageing", Sonora


-East, 1920-51


New Orleans, La.


Hiram Walker Distillery, Peoria, Ill.


" . . Blacksmith", Cambridge, Mass.


Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, Mo.


(steeple with cross on top)


Unloading bananas, New Orleans, La.


Rockefeller Center Garden Plaza, view from Fifth Ave., N.Y.


Armory, Pittston, Pa.


Shikellamy Profile and Susquehanna River, Sunbury, Pa.


River view near Sunnbury, Pa.


Soldiers' Monument, Plymouth, Mass.


The Myer Boarding House, Saugerties, N.Y.


Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor


Woolworth Building, N.Y.


Miramir Apartment Hotel, Brighton Beach, N.Y.


-Novelty images, 1920-51


"I'll be seein' yer!"


"God bless our home" - joke


a cruisin' scene


horse riding joke


copy of oil painting "Trail of Life"


"oh pee-wee ... you naughty Boy!"


Mount Thabor in Palestine


"There's a little message of good cheer . . ."


Happy Christmas Season


Thanksgiving Day




Christmas Joys


A New Year Wish


My New Year's Wish


Christmas Cheer


"Merry be your Christmas"


Thinking of You


"Happy -" (missing folks from far away)




Easter Greetings


-California [& West] booklets, c1920


Lake Tahoe


Reno NV


Santa Barbara


Victoria BC


-East booklets, c1920


Baltimore MD