Biographical Note

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Acquisition Info

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Preliminary Guide to the Robert Moran Papers
1889-1925



Manuscript Collection No.: 0859
Accession No.: 0859-005
Creator: Moran, Robert, 1857-1943 , creator
Title: Robert Moran papers
Date Span: 1889-1925
Quantity: .42 cubic feet (1 box)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

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

Acquisition Info

Donated by John Moran, 2/22/1968.

Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Cowles, William Barnum, 1855-, creator.
Meany, Edmond S. (Edmond Stephen), 1862-1935, creator.
Moran, Robert, 1857-1943--Archives.
Organizations:
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.). Mayor.
Seattle (Wash.). Police Dept., 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.
Subjects:
Mayors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Sources.
Last modified: February 8, 2013
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