Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1947

Moran, Thomas, b. 1837 d. 1926
Painter, Etcher, Landscape painter
Active in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Collection size: ca. 1900 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REEL 2772: Sketches, watercolors, prints, and manuscripts.

REELS 3275-3276, 3282-3283: An autobiographical sketch; biographical material; letters to his wife, 1874; awards and certificates; transcript of a journal kept in Fort Ellis, July and August 1871; a journal kept on a trip to Mexico, 1882-1883; notebooks containing account records and lists of paintings, 1873-1922; Ruth Moran's notebooks containing records of her father's work; ca. 1500 sketches; photographs of Moran and of his paintings; a photograph of Mary Nimmo Moran; typescripts of articles on Moran; a thesis by Samuel Sachs II, "Thomas Moran-Drawings and Watercolors"; clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Santa Barbara, Calif.

Microfilmed 1984 with other selected art related papers form the Gilcrease Institute.

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