Guide to the Charles Thomas Baker Papers

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Guide to the Charles Thomas Baker Papers, ca. 1920s-1940s

Collection number: Wyles Mss 2

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    17 October 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Thomas Baker Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920s-1940s
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 2
Creator: Baker, Charles T.
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Abstract: Ca. 1920s-1940s. Correspondence, photographs, postcards, clippings and other ephemera regarding Abraham Lincoln and Indiana.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Charles Thomas Baker Papers. Wyles Mss 2. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kridler, 1983.

Scope and Content of Collection

The personal papers of a newspaper owner and editor (Grandview, Indiana Monitor), and a Lincoln enthusiast. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, daybook, postcards, and other ephemera regarding Lincoln and Indiana, ca. 1920s-1940s. The focus of Baker's research was in establishing Lincoln's connection to Indiana and his residency there. Other scholars have maintained that Lincoln left Kentucky directly for Illinois. This collection was donated by Anne Baker Kridler, the daughter of Charles T. Baker. Anne Baker Kridler was distantly related to Abraham Lincoln via her mother's family whose surname was Grigsby.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


Collection Contents

 

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