This collection contains correspondence, notes, and other material from J. Lloyd Eaton, a physician and book collector whose
collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror publications formed the foundation of the Eaton Science Fiction & Fantasy
Collection at UC Riverside. Included in his papers are the index card catalogs Eaton kept documenting his collection, which
include his notes on many of the works.
J. Lloyd Eaton was born in Berkeley, CA in 1902. He attended UC Berkeley, then UC Medical School, receiving his MD degree
in 1928. His specialty was pulmonology (diseases of the lungs). Eaton practiced medicine in the Bay Area until his retirement
in 1960. During his life he was an avid book collector, and one of the pioneering SF fans in Northern California. Eaton was
personally acquainted with such writers as Anthony Boucher, Ray Bradbury and Robert A. Heinlein, and edited the fanzine Rhodomagnetic Digest.
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