Inventory of the Mudd and Mapes Families Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Family History Notes undated

Box MC194:1

Mapes Family History undated

Box MC194:1

Mudd Family History undated

Box MC194:1

The Mudd Family, as written by Christiann Mudd Hurlburt undated

 

Series 2. Clippings 1989

Box MC194:2

Dick Mudd still uses his 128-year-old historic barn undated

Box MC194:2

It was 1880 and local harvester used steam undated

Box MC194:2

Mudd was a farming pioneer 1989 September 12

 

Series 3. Photographs circa 1889-1915

Physical Description: 10 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Family photographs which also include one of the Caterpillar School in Stockton, California and several of the steam combine invented by George Stockton Berry and owned by George Mudd.
Box MC194:3

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0001 Berry steam combine on the George Mudd Ranch, east of Germantown (now Artois), California circa 1889

Box MC194:4

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0002 Berry steam combine on the George Mudd Ranch, east of Germantown (now Artois), California circa 1889

Box MC194:5

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0003 Caterpillar School, Stockton, California 1915

Box MC194:6

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0004 Cherokee Baseball Team 1912

Scope and Content Note

Included in the group photograph are: Ernest Mapes, Delbert Hughes, Roy Mapes, Melvin Hulbert, Delbert Mapes, Clarence Hulbert, Otto Heinz, Fred Iverson, Owen Hughes, and Edgar Mapes.
Box MC194:7

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0005 Harvesting in Colusa County, California, a 30 ft cut, George Mudd steam traction undated

Box MC194:8

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0006 Header circa 1889

Box MC194:9

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0007 Holt 75 tractor undated

Box MC194:10

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0008 Mapes, Edgar undated

Box MC194:11

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0009 Mapes, Edgar and Mapes, Chester undated

Box MC194:12

UCD.PIC.MC194.2011.0010 Mapes, Eunice undated