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Finding aid to the Frederic Hamer Maude Lectures MS.255
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  • Title: Frederic Hamer Maude Lectures
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.255
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (7 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): Circa 1909-1960
    Abstract: The collection consists of the hand-written lectures by photographer, Frederic Hamer Maude from approximately 1909-1960. The lectures were presented along with series of photographs by Maude, taken throughout California, the Southwest and northwestern regions of North America. Frederic Hamer Maude was a commercial and landscape photographer based in Los Angeles. He born on November 2, 1858, at Little Mollington, Cheshire, England and died sometime between 1959 and 1960 in Santa Monica. Maude arrived in the United States after 1887, leaving England and his medical practice. He settled in Los Angeles, working as a commercial photographer.
    creator: Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer)

    Scope and contents

    The collection consists of the hand-written lectures by photographer, Frederic Hamer Maude from approximately 1909-1960. The lectures were presented along with series of photographs by Maude, taken throughout California, the Southwest and northwestern regions of North America.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Processing history

    Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas 2013, made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Finding aid revised by Angel Diaz, Cataloger for the Metabolic Studios Grant Project, 2013 October.

    Preferred citation

    Frederic Hamer Maude Lectures, circa 1909-1960, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.255; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Biographical note

    Frederic Hamer Maude was born on November 2, 1858, at Little Mollington, Cheshire, England. He was the ninth out of eleven children born to Thomas James Maude and Louisa Emily Hamer. Thomas James Maude was a civil engineer who went into semi-retirement shortly after getting married. Frederic Maude and his brothers were educated at Rugby and then at Highgate. Frederic Maude went on to study at Cambridge and the University of Aberdeen, and he received a degree in medicine in 1883.
    Maude arrived in the United States after 1887, leaving England and his medical practice, and was in Ventura, California by 1889. He settled in Los Angeles, working as a commercial photographer. He made his first trip to the Grand Canyon in 1895 after having been asked by George Wharton James to replace him on a photographic expedition. The trip inspired his landscape photography of the American Southwest, including Death Valley, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Arizona, and New Mexico. Maude also continued his commercial photography work with his business, Pacific Stereopticon.
    Maude never married. According to varying sources, Maude died in Santa Monica sometime between 1959 and 1960.
    References:
    Maurer, Stephen G. (1985) Frederic Hamer Maude: Photographer of the Southwest. Masterkey, Spring.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Acoma Pueblo (N.M.)
    Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
    Hopi Indians
    Indians of North America
    Lectures and lecturing
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Mojave Desert (Calif.) -- Description and travel
    Navajo Indians
    Owens Valley (Calif.)
    Photographers -- California, Southern -- Biography
    Photographs
    Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
    Water use -- California
    Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
    Zuni Pueblo (N.M.)