Robert Moran papers, 1889-1926  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Moran, Robert, 1857-1943
Title
Robert Moran papers
Dates
1889-1926 (inclusive)
Quantity
.42 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
0859 (Accession No. 0859-005)
Summary
Correspondence and poems related to shipbuilder and mayor of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Shipbuilder and mayor of Seattle, Washington

Born 1857 in New York City, Robert Moran served as mayor of Seattle and acquired a large estate on Orcas Island, much of which he donated to be turned into a state park. Moran was mayor from 1888 to 1890, during the great fire that destroyed much of the city. In 1904 he retired to his Rosario estate on Orcas Island. Before his death in 1933, Moran deeded much of his land to the state, which turned it into Moran State Park.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence of Moran as Mayor of Seattle, 1889-1890; correspondence regarding Moran's gift of land on Orcas Island for a state park, 1912-1926; poems written by Edmond S. Meany, 1909-1923.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Moran, 2/22/1968.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical Features
1980
1/2
The American Forestry Association correspondence
1923
1/2
Babcock, C. L. correspondence
1921-1925
1/3
Capron, Victor J. correspondence
1913-1923
1/3
Green, Joshua correspondence
1915
1/3
Hinkle, J. Grant correspondence
1921
1/4
Meany, Edmond S. correspondence
1912-1914, 1920
1/5
Miller, Mabel Ingersoll correspondence
1923
1/6
Murray, John L. correspondence
1923
1/6
Nash, E. H. correspondence
1917-1921
1/7-8
Natural Parks Association of Washington correspondence
1919-1926
1/9
Nichols, Ralph D. correspondence
1913
1/10
Rea, John A. correspondence
1916-1917, 1921
1/10
San Juan County correspondence
1923
1/11
Seattle Post Intelligencer correspondence
1913
1/11
Washington Highways Division correspondence
1922-1924
1/12
Washington Park Commissioners Board correspondence
1913-1925
1/13
U.W. Engineering College correspondence
1915-1916
1/14-15
General Correspondence miscellaneous: A-W
1913-1923
1/16
Speeches and Writings of Edmond S. Meany
1909-1923
1/17
Ephemera
1919

Series 2:  Seattle MayorReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/18
Committee for the International Exposition of 1892 incoming letters
1889
1/19
Cowles, William incoming letters
1889-1890
1/20
Cregier, Dewitt C. (Chicago Mayor) incoming letters
1889
1/20
Denny, A. A. incoming letters
1889
1/20
Elmes, Charles F. incoming letters
1889
1/21
Ferry, Elisha P. incoming letters
1889-1890
1/21
Fire Underwriter's Inspection Bureau incoming letters
1889
1/21
Gilman, Luthene Clairmont incoming letters
1889
½1
Goodrich, B. F. Co. incoming letters
1889
½1
Gowey, John F. (Olympia Mayor) incoming letters
1889
1/21
Grant, Fred J. incoming letters
1889
1/21
Grant, John (Victoria B.C. Mayor) incoming letters
1889
1/22
Great Britain, Consulate General, San Francisco incoming letters
1889
1/22
Hill, John W. incoming letters
1889
1/22
King County Commissioners Board incoming letters
1889
1/23
Seattle Police Department incoming letters
1889-1890
1/23
Smith, Robert A. (St. Paul Mayor) incoming letters
1889
1/23
Struve, Haines and McMicken incoming letters
1889
1/23
Tiffany and Co. incoming letters
1889-1890
1/24
US Miscellaneous incoming letters
1889-1890
1/24
Washington, miscellaneous incoming letters
1889-1890
1/24
Wheelwright, S. A. (Tacoma Mayor) incoming letters
1890
1/24
Worthington, H. R. Hydraulic Works incoming letters
1889
1/25-28
Miscellaneous incoming letters: A-W
1888-1890
1/29
Ephemera
1889

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mayors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Moran, Robert, 1857-1943--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Mayor

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Cowles, William Barnum, 1855- (creator)
    • Meany, Edmond S. (Edmond Stephen), 1862-1935 (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • American Forestry Association (creator)
    • B.F. Goodrich Company (creator)
    • Committee for the International Exposition of 1892 (creator)
    • Fire Underwriters Inspection Bureau (creator)
    • Great Britain. Consulate (San Francisco, Calif.) (creator)
    • H. R. Worthington Hydraulic Works (creator)
    • King County (Wash.). Commissioners (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Police Department (creator)
    • Struve, Haines and McMicken (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Tiffany and Company (creator)
    • University of Washington. College of Engineering (creator)
    • Washington (State). Highway Division (creator)
    • Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (creator)