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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/423
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BAKER FAMILY
Date(s): 1770-1824
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Baker | Edward | b 1757 | mathematical instrument maker


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Baker, mathematical instrument maker, was born in 1737. He was a freeman of the Merchant Taylor's Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Baker, mathematical instrument maker, comprising a letter book containing correspondence with family, and a genealogy of the Baker family 1650-1776. The papers were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1977.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Given to Guildhall Library as "Records of the Vincent, Newton, Macken and Baker families" (former refs: MS 16927- 16940) together with records of William Newton (1786-1861) of Bloomsbury and Herne Bay in Kent (see CLC/482); and of Zelophead Wyeth Vincent (1755-1840), Citizen and Barber Surgeon (see CLC/512).

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to Guildhall Library in 1973-4. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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