Scope and Content
Title: Mudd and Mapes Families Papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1889-1989
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.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC194
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Agricultural machinery--Pictorial works
Combines (Agricultural machinery)--Pictorial works
Colusa County (Calif.)--History
Glenn County (Calif.)--History
Collection is open for research.
Donated by Lawrence and Maxine Mapes in 2004.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], Mudd and Mapes Families Papers, MC194, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
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