Genealogies. microforms. reminiscences.



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Joseph Stannard Baker Papers, 1886-1970.

  • US ARC River Falls Mss EG
  • collection
  • 1886-1970.

Miscellaneous papers concerning Joseph Stannard Baker, a prominent early resident of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and his family. Included are microfilmed memoirs of Baker, recounting his family's history from their arrival in America in the seventeenth century through his own experiences during the Civil War, first in the Secret Service and then in a regiment; obituaries and memorials for members of the Baker family, including a biographical sketch of his son, author Ray Stannard Baker, and a memorial booklet for son Clarence Dwight Baker; a chart and letters, 1893, about Baker's hydraulic ram which provided the first indoor plumbing in St. Croix Falls; letters, 1886-1912, from Baker to his family and three letters between Florence Baker and Ray Stannard Baker; a family history including many anecdotes about Baker's father and his involvement in the temperance and anti-Masonic movements in New York; photocopies of Ray Stannard Baker's family photographs; a folder of information about the James Stannard Baker family; a genealogy of the Ray Stannard Baker family compiled by Jessie Beal Baker; and family group chart.