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Descriptive Summary

Biographical note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Daniel Baker letters, 1854



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baker, Daniel, 1791-1857
Title: Daniel Baker letters
Dates: 1854
Abstract This collection consists of two handwritten letters from Daniel Baker to John Story regarding Austin College, written in 1854.
Identification: 1996-030
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

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).

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Scope and Content Note

Two handwritten letters from Daniel Baker to John Story regarding Austin College, written in 1854.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Baker, Daniel, 1791-1857.
Story, John.
Organizations
Austin College (Sherman, Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel Baker letters, 1854, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
C074a To Col. John Story from Daniel Baker in Huntsville, ALS, 1 page, February 11, 1854

Abstract: The letter asks Col. Story not to sell land previously offered for sale, and speaks of a Mr. [Andrew] Cunningham with the hope that he will endow Austin College

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C074a To Judge [John] Story from Daniel Baker in Talladega, ALS, 1 page, May 23, 1854

Abstract: The letter is in regard to land donated to Austin College and its evaluation, together with the evaluation of other land already owned by the college.

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