Sarah Baker Letters
S 57
1 folder

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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, October 2005

Biographical Note:

Sarah F. Baker was born circa 1842 in Indiana. Her father was a farmer named John G. Baker, and her mother was called Rachel. She had several siblings, at least one of which fought in the Civil War. She married Thomas D. Baker in 1867 and the couple settled on a farm near her parentsí home; they had seven children together. Sarah F. Baker died on 31 May 1910 at the age of sixty-eight.

Ancestry Library. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. 18 Oct. 2005 <>
Haines, John F. History of Hamilton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen and Company, Inc., 1915. 713.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains three letters written by Sarah F. Baker to her cousin whom she calls Lib. The letters concern social, political, and familial matters that are primarily related to the Civil War.

Item Listing:

1863 Aug. 29 Baker, Sarah F. to Lib Hussey
1864 Aug. 1 Baker, Sarah F. to Lib Hussey
1864 Sept. Baker, Sarah F. to Lib Hussey

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder, 3 letters

Collection Dates:



Elizabeth Bevington

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language: Materials entirely in English

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