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Guide to the Charles Thomas Baker Papers
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Series 1.  Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Mainly relating to Baker's research with regard to Lincoln's association with the town of Grandview Indiana and the Grigsby family. Also includes financial and personal documents related to Baker and other family members, as well as a number of related clippings.
Box 1: 1 - 3

Lincoln crossing at Grandview, 1927 - 1937

Box 1: 4

Correspondence, general, 1939 - 1942

Box 1: 5

Personal correspondence and financial records, 1910 - 1944

Box 1: 6

Documents and receipts, mostly related to land and property, 1906 - 1942

Box 1: 7

Property, tax, and land documents, 1904 - 1931

 

Series 2.  Writings by Charles Baker

Scope and Content Note

Mainly research notes with related clippings and several short works, some fictional, related to Lincoln.
Box 2: 1

Writings and research notes, clippings, 1927 - 1942

Box 2: 2

Typescripts by Charles Baker of his works relating to Lincoln, 1932 - 1936

 

Series 3.  Writings by Others

Scope and Content Note

Includes: "Lincoln in Indiana" a typescript of a play in three acts, n.d., Miscellaneous short stories (in journals), poems, and clippings.
Box 2: 3

Lincoln in Indiana,- Typescript of a play in three acts, n.d.

Box 2: 4

Short stories (in journals), poems, and clippings, 1911 - 1941

Box 2: 5

Lincolniana - Typescripts, articles, clippings, 1929 - 1966

 

Series 4.  Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs, postcards, clippings, ephemera related to Baker and his Lincoln-related work.
Box 2: 6

Photographs (snapshots, presumably of Baker and Kridler families), n.d.

Box 2: 7

Postcards (all related to Lincoln/Lincoln in Indiana), 1922 - 1933

Box 2: 8

Clippings (mainly related to Lincoln in Indiana/Lincoln Highway project; brief obituary for Charles Baker), 1928 - 1930