Joseph S. Baker letter and broadside
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Joseph S. Baker letter and broadside

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Baker, Joseph S.
Title: Joseph S. Baker letter and broadside
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1033

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph S. Baker was born in Liberty County, Georgia. He moved to Quitman, Georgia; Baker spent time in Florida as an evangelist and colporteur for the Confederate States of America.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Joseph S. Baker to members of the Georgia Historical Society, written from Lake City, Florida, in 1863. He encloses a broadside issued by a Jacksonville paper in 1860 entitled "An Extract from the Drama now being Acted in the United States of North America," which predicts secession. He also includes in the letter a copy of the words of "The Minute Men's March," from the Minute Men of Duval County, Florida.

Index Terms

Baker, Joseph S.
Broadsides (notices)
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia Historical Society.
Jacksonville, (Fla.)
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired by Georgia Historical Society from the creator.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph S. Baker letter and broadside, MS 1033, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Removed from the Georgia Historical Society administrative correspondence.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Joseph S. Baker to the members of the Georgia Historical Society. Lake City, Florida, 1863 August 18 ( 2.0 p. ) View online.
Broadside attached to letter.