Finding aid to the Frederic Hamer Maude Lectures MS.255

Finding aid prepared by Ana Liza Posas, Angel Diaz
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013 October


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

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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.)

Box 1, Folder 1

"Acoma" undated

Language of Material: English
Box 1, Folder 2

"Amerinds of North America" circa 1930-1960

Box 1, Folder 3

"Ancient Man of the Southwest" undated

Box 1, Folder 4

"Bryce National Park" circa 1930-1960

Box 2, Folder 5

"Canada National Parks, Waterton and Banff" undated

Box 2, Folder 6

"Canyons" circa 1930-1960

Box 2, Folder 8

"Chaco" circa 1930-1960

Box 2, Folder 7

"Canyon de Chelly" undated

Box 2, Folder 9

"Colorado Desert, Salton Sink" circa 1930-1960

Box 3, Folder 10

"Columbia River" circa 1938-1960

Box 3, Folder 11

"Crater Lake" undated

Box 3, Folder 12

"Glaciers and their Origin" circa 1930-1960

Box 3, Folder 13

"Grand Canyon" circa 1930-1960

Box 3, Folder 14

"Grand Canyon, Rainbow Bridge" circa 1930-1960

Box 3, Folder 15

"Hopi Indian Snake Dance" undated

Box 4, Folder 16

"Kinks of Kern" circa 1930-1960

Box 4, Folder 17

"Lake Tahoe" circa 1940-1960

Box 4, Folder 18

"Lassen Volcanic National Park" circa 1915-1960

Box 4, Folder 19

"Los Angeles" circa 1916-1960

Box 4, Folder 20

"Mead Lake, Hoover Dam" circa 1947-1960

Scope and contents

Includes informational brochure, "Hoover Dam," from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
Box 4, Folder 21

"Mojave Desert" circa 1930-1960

Box 4, Folder 22

"Mountains of California Geological History" undated

Box 5, Folder 23

"Mountains of the Southwest" undated

Scope and contents

One-page list of mountains.
Box 5, Folder 24

"Navajo National Monument" circa 1909-1960

Box 5, Folder 25

"Old Monterey" circa 1925-1960

Box 5, Folder 26

"Owens Valley" circa 1928-1960

Box 5, Folder 27

"Prehistoric Man of the Old Stone Age" circa 1921-1960

Box 5, Folder 28

"Prehistoric Ruins of the Southwest" circa 1920-1960

Box 6, Folder 29

"Probing the Prismatic Plateaus" circa 1931-1960

Box 6, Folder 30

"Round About Flagstaff, North Arizona" circa 1930-1960

Box 6, Folder 31

"Sequoia Land, California Big Trees" circa 1920-1960

Box 6, Folder 32

"Southern Sierras of California" circa 1938-1960

Bin 7, Folder 33

Water Worn Wonders Underground" circa 1934-1960

Box 7, Folder 34

"Water Worn Wonders of the West" circa 1930-1960

Box 7, Folder 35

"Wonders of Weather Clouds" circa 1910-1960

Box 7, Folder 36

"Yosemite National Park Geological Notes" circa 1915-1960

Box 7, Folder 37, Box 7, Folder 37

"Zuni Indian Pueblo" circa 1920-1960