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Baker family papers

 Collection — Folder: S0056
Identifier: S0056

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence between Sarah (Price) Baker and Frances C. Baker during the Civil War, F.C. Baker’s travel and war journals, and some of Henry Baker’s papers on the Indiana Roadside Council.


  • 1859-1864, 1961


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Francis C. Baker, also known as F.C. Baker, was born in New York in 1838. He relocated to Greene County, Indiana some time before 1850. F.C. Baker fought for the 59th Indiana Infantry, Company E, enlisting as a corporal on December 13, 1861. By the time of his discharge, July 17, 1865, he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He married Sarah Price on January 11, 1866 in Greene County, Indiana. Francis and Sarah Baker earned their living by farming. The Bakers had a grandson named Harry, born in 1893, whose papers comprise a portion of this collection. Harry Baker was a grocer in Worthington Township in Greene County, Indiana. Baker was active in the Indiana Roadside Council, serving as the Landscape Supervisor for the Crawfordsville District.


Ancestry Library. 1850 United States Census. 13 October 2005 .


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Martha M. Baker during 1976.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during October 2005. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/09. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/09.


Baker family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.