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Descriptive Summary

Title: Daniel Baker letters
Dates: 1854
Accession Number(s): 1996-030
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the 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," (accessed March 31, 2008).

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

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

Index Terms:
Baker, Daniel, 1791-1857.
Story, John.
Austin College (Sherman, Tex.)

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


Box Number:
C074a   To Col. John Story from Daniel Baker in Huntsville, ALS, 1 page, February 11, 1854
       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
    To Judge [John] Story from Daniel Baker in Talladega, ALS, 1 page, May 23, 1854
       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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