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George Holbrook Baker Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Holbrook Baker Papers
    Dates: 1849-1893
    Collection number: C057707
    Creator: Baker, George Holbrook
    Collector: Society of California Pioneers
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: Society of California Pioneers
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Abstract: Includes numerous handwritten letters between George Holbrook Baker, his sister, mother, and father, John Baker. Also includes business cards from Baker’s lithography business in San Francisco, a brief description of Baker’s life before and after coming to California, diaries from Baker’s voyage through Mexico to California, and correspondence between the Society of California Pioneers and Baker.
    Physical location: Alice Phelan Sullivan Library
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Unrestricted

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permissions to reproduce or publish must be admitted in writing to the Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    George Holbrook Baker Papers, The Society of California Pioneers

    Biography

    George Holbrook Baker was a pioneer who came out to California in 1849. Soon after his arrival, he came out to the mining camps on the Sacramento River and finally became associated with General Winn and established a general merchandise business in Sacramento. He was also one of the most successful newspaper artists of the pioneer’s days in the West Coast. Later, he established a successful lithography business in San Francisco. In 1863, he was invited to join the Society of California Pioneers.

    Scope and Content Summary

    Includes numerous handwritten letters between George Holbrook Baker, his sister, mother, and father, John Baker. Also includes business cards from Baker’s lithography business in San Francisco, a brief description of Baker’s life before and after coming to California, diaries from Baker’s voyage through Mexico to California, and correspondence between the Society of California Pioneers and Baker.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog:

    Subjects

    Baker, George Holbrook
    Lithography--California

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Correspondence