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Daniel Baker letters, 1854
Daniel Baker (1791-1857) was born in Georgia and served congregations in Virginia, Washington D. C., Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi before permanently returning to Galveston, Texas in 1848 (after a brief stay in 1840). Baker was a founding member of Austin College (1849), served as a general agent for collecting funds for the college, and was president from 1853-1857. Daniel Baker College in Brownwood was posthumously named in his honor.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Daniel Baker," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fba25.html (accessed March 31, 2008).
Two handwritten letters from Daniel Baker to John Story regarding Austin College, written in 1854.
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Daniel Baker letters, 1854, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary