The Resource Papers of the Baker family, (manuscript)

Papers of the Baker family, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of the Baker family, 1781-1893 and 1917-1921
Title
Papers of the Baker family
Inclusive dates
1781-1893 and 1917-1921
Title variation
Baker family papers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection contains correspondence, business and legal papers, land surveys, and genealogical material of the Baker and related Mills, Quarles and Swift families
  • Correspondence is chiefly that of Martin Baker, Sr., and Martin Baker, Jr. Most of the letters discuss family and local news. Of interest are letters discussing slaves and freedmen, particularly illness and deaths of family slaves and African-Americans seeking office during Reconstruction. Civil War letters are chiefly by civilians conveying sentiments and second hand news
  • A July 1864 letter mentions destruction by nearby Union troops and a family member taken prisoner at Spotsylvania, and an August 1864 letter from William Baker, Jr., discusses camp life. Other topics include temperance and the physical abuse of Lucinda Baker Ellett by her husband
  • Business and legal papers of Martin Baker, Jr., include an account book, 1818-1833, with the Farmers Bank of Virginia, a will, 1835, a document re: a slave sale, and papers re: the estates of Martin Baker Sr., and Jr
Biographical or historical data
Gordonsville, Va., family.
Cataloging source
VA@
Location of other archival material
  • Related material in Baker family 38-65 and 38-65-a.
  • Guide and folder listing available.
Label
Papers of the Baker family, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu01028.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Extent
250 (ca.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1750441
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AHQ9073
  • (OCoLC)647821398
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

    • Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections LibraryBorrow it
      160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, US
      38.0364566 -78.5053683
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