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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:999 1709-1886 B167

George Ellis Baker autograph collection


Collection of autographs compiled by George Ellis Baker during the 19th century.


  • Creation: 1675-1906

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

The George Ellis Baker autograph collection consists of letters, documents and autographs of famous European and American politicians, writers, military leaders and intellectuals. Included are personal letters sent directly to Baker and signatures purchased and collected by Baker. Also included in this collection are letters addressed to Secretary of State, William Henry Seward. Baker served as private secretary to Seward during the 1860s. The bulk of the material in this autograph collection are autograph signed letters of politicians and intellectuals from the state of New York including senators, congressmen, mayors and governors. There are also autograph signed letters of famous European politicians and writers.


The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location



Gift of George F. Baker Trust, 2010.

Related Material:

For additional George Ellis Baker correspondence and material relating to his family, see the Baker family papers.

Processing Information

Processed: November 2012

By: Benjamin Johnson

Processing Information:

This autograph collection was part of the same accession as the Baker family papers, however, given the nature of the materials and because it was strictly an autograph collection amassed by George E. Baker, the decision was to made to give this collection a separate record.

Processing Information

Enhanced description and preservation were supported by the Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.


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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections and Archives, Harvard Business School Repository

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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