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Inventory of the Mudd and Mapes Families Papers
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  • Creator: Mudd Family Mapes Family
    Title: Mudd and Mapes Families Papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1889-1989
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: George Mudd (1845-1898) was an early farmer in the Germantown, California (now Artois, California) area. This small collection contains notes and clippings on the history of the Mudd and Mapes families, as well as family photographs including one of the Caterpillar School in Stockton, California and several of the steam combine invented by George Stockton Berry and owned by George Mudd.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC194
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    In October 1870, George Mudd (1845-1898), settled "four miles east of Germantown, and eight miles north-west from Jacinto," California and established a ranch there. He married Mattie Mitchell on March 23, 1875 and they had four children.
    According to a Colusa County history by Justus Rogers, in June 1889, "George Mudd, farming near Germantown, received a harvester to be propelled by a traction engine, the first of the kind in the county."
    Circa 1873, William Mudd (1840-1884) and Jane Percival Mudd (1841-1879) emigrated to the Germantown, California (now Artois, California) area where William's brother, George, had established his ranch. William and Jane's daughter, Alice (1866-1937), married Sylvester Mapes (1862-1942) on December 23, 1888. In 1915, Alice and Sylvester's son, Edgar Percival Mapes (1892-1986), married Minnie Wise (1891-1971). Edgar and Minnie's son, Lawrence Mapes, married Maxine Smith.
    Sources:
    Green, Will Semple. The History of Colusa County, California, and General History of the State. Sacramento, Reproduced for E. Eubank by the Sacramento Lithograph Co., 1950.
    Rogers, Justus H. Colusa County: its History Traced from a State of Nature through the Early Period of Settlement and Development, to the Present Day: with a Description of its Resources, Statistical Tables, etc.: also Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Residents. Orland, Cal., 1891.

    Scope and Content

    This small collection contains notes and clippings on the history of the Mudd and Mapes families, as well as family photographs including one of the Caterpillar School in Stockton, California and several of the steam combine invented by George Stockton Berry and owned by George Mudd.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Family History Notes, 2. Clippings, 3. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mudd family--Archives
    Mapes family--Archives
    Agricultural machinery--Pictorial works
    Combines (Agricultural machinery)--Pictorial works
    Colusa County (Calif.)--History
    Glenn County (Calif.)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Lawrence and Maxine Mapes in 2004.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mudd and Mapes Families Papers, MC194, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.