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Baker family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1704

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters exchanged by Oliver and Otis Baker, both graduates of Yale. Also included are letters to Otis Baker from his sister, Hannah Baker Lang, and letters to both Oliver and Otis Baker from others. A declamation by Oliver Baker is also part of the papers. There is reference to and some description of Yale life, interesting comments on being a teacher, and general comments on what life was like for a young man of the time.

Dates

  • 1825-1832

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jonathan C. Brenner, 1995.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1704

Overview

The papers consist of letters exchanged by Oliver and Otis Baker, both graduates of Yale. Also included are letters to Otis Baker from his sister, Hannah Baker Lang, and letters to both Oliver and Otis Baker from others. A declamation by Oliver Baker is also part of the papers. There is reference to and some description of Yale life, interesting comments on being a teacher, and general comments on what life was like for a young man of the time.

Biographical / Historical

Oliver Baker, son of Samuel and Hannah (Bush) Baker of Bolton, Massachusetts, was baptized on September 27, 1801. While still an infant, the family moved to Templeton, Massachusetts. Oliver Baker graduated from Yale in 1829. He entered the Andover Theological Seminary in 1831, and a year later transferred to the Yale Divinity School. Oliver Baker died in Rahway, New Jersey on March 15, 1834.

Otis Baker, son of Samuel and Hannah (Bush) Baker, was born in Templeton, Massachusetts on September 27, 1803, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Yale in 1831, and went south to teach. He died in Virginia in March, 1833.
Title
Guide to the Baker family papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Nancy Lyon and Carol King
Date
November 1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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