50 Features of Special Collections: Miller & Lux Maps

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Henry Miller and Charles Lux created the Miller and Lux Corporation which was headquartered in Los Banos, California.  Individually, and together as a corporation, they were instrumental in developing much of the cattle and farming businesses in much of the San Joaquin Valley in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Special Collections Department at UC Davis is home to the Miller & Lux Records which houses contracts, inventories, patents and leases related to the Miller & Lux ranching partnership. The call number for this collection is D-094.

After Henry Miller died in 1916, the corporation did not survive very long, and the families started selling much of the properties.  The Map Collection holds maps featuring Miller & Lux properties which were for sale.

Miller & Lux. Map of Miller & Lux Incorporated San Joaquin Valley Lands : In Stanislaus, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties [Calif.]. San Francisco: Miller & Lux, Inc., 1935. Call Number: MAP G4362.S4G46 1935 M2
Miller & Lux. Map of Miller and Lux Inc. Lands in Kings, Tulare, Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, California. San Francisco, CA: Miller & Lux, 1920. Call Number: MAP G4363.K4G46 1920 M4

[Fresno County, California, western portion]. San Francisco, CA : s.n., 1900. Call Number: MAP G4363.F7 1900 F7
Here are some citations for additional maps in the Map Collection room:

Map of Miller and Lux Inc. lands in Kings, Tulare, Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, California. San Francisco: Miller & Lux, 1930. Call Number: MAP G4362.S4G46 1930 .M2

Miller & Lux. Map of Miller & Lux Incorporated San Joaquin Valley Lands : In Stanislaus, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties [Calif.]. San Francisco: Miller & Lux, Inc., 1935. Call Number: MAP G4362.S4G46 1935 M21

Peach Tree Possessions of Miller and Lux : [Monterey, Fresno and San Benito Counties, Calif.]. S.l.: S.n., 1900. Call Number: MAP G4363.M8G465 1900 P3

San Lorenzo or Peach Tree Ro. S.l.: Miller-Lux Land Co.?, 19–?. Call Number: MAP G4363.M8G465 1900 S3

Map of the Rancho San Lorenzo and Peach Tree Possessions, Property of Miller and Lux. S.l.]: Miller and Lux, 1912. Call Number: MAP G4363.M8G465 1912 M2

Map of the Rancho San Lorenzo and Peach Tree Possessions, Property of Miller and Lux. S.l.]: Miller and Lux, 19–?. Call Number: MAP G4363.M8G465 1900 .M21

Map of the Rancho San Lorenzo and Peach Tree Possessions, Property of Miller and Lux. S.l.]: Miller and Lux, 19–?. Call Number: MAP G4363.M8G465 1900 .M3

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