A Guide to the Ephraim Baker Records, 1857-1910 (bulk 1867-1883) Baker, Ephraim, Records, 1857-1910 (bulk 1867-1883) 50152

A Guide to the Ephraim Baker Records, 1857-1910 (bulk 1867-1883)

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 50152


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
50152
Title
Ephraim Baker Records, 1857-1910 (bulk 1867-1883)
Extent
2.5 cu. ft. (6 boxes)
Creator
Baker, Ephraim, 1836-1919
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Ephraim Baker Records, 1857-1910. Accession 50152. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased.


Biographical Information

Ephraim Baker was born on 13 December 1836 in Topnot, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was the son of Lewis Baker (1808-1889) and Anna Dellinger (1811-1879). Baker operated a general store in Mount Olive, Shenandoah County, Virginia for most of his life. The store was used as a hospital during the Civil War. Baker married 1) Rebecca Eberly (1830-1880) on 13 January 1859 and 2) Joanna V. Funkhouser (1850-1927) on 16 October 1883. Ephraim Baker died on 19 June 1919 and is buried in Saint Stephens Cemetery in Strasburg, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Records, 1857-1910, of Ephraim Baker (1836-1919) of Mount Olive, Shenandoah County, Virginia, relating to his operation of a general store, and his partnership in the firm Baker, Eberly and Company. The bulk of the records date from 1867 to 1883.

The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, accounts, and accounts of sales from commission merchants in Alexandria and Baltimore. The correspondence includes information on market conditions and current prices of goods being sold. There are also circulars, advertisements, and price lists from various merchants. Baker was an agent for the Davis Sewing Machine Company of Watertown, New York, and the collection contains correspondence and invoices from the company's headquarters. Also included are customer orders from local residents requesting goods from Baker's store.

In addition to the business records, there is also personal correspondence from Baker's family, including his brother Henry W. Baker (1839-1934) of Keyser, West Virginia, father Lewis Baker (1808-1889), daughter Ellen O. Baker (1860-1939) while she was attending the Virginia Normal Music School in New Market, Virginia, and from his brother-in-law Rev. John Haney (1807-1904) of Olmsted County, Minnesota and Johnson County, Iowa. Finally, there are numerous photographs, mostly of the Frye family of Woodstock, Virginia.

Contents List

Ephraim Baker Records, 1857-1910.
Extent: 6 boxes.
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    1867 (January-June).
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    1867 (July-September).
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    1867 (October-November).
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    1867 (December).
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    1868 (January-February).
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    1868 (March-June).
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    1868 (July-August).
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    1868 (September-October).
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    1868 (November-December).
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    1869 (January-February).
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    1869 (March-April).
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    1869 (May-June).
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    1869 (July).
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    1869 (August-September).
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    1869 (October).
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    1869 (November).
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    1869 (December).
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    1870 (January).
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    1870 (February).
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    1870 (March).
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    1870 (April).
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    1870 (May).
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1870 (June-August).
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1870 (September-October).
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    1870 (November).
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    1870 (December).
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    1871 (January-February).
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    1871 (March-April).
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    1871 (May-June).
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    1871 (July-August).
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    1871 (September-October).
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    1871 (November-December).
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    1872 (January-March).
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    1872 (May-December).
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    1873.
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    1874 (January-October).
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    1874 (November-December).
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    1875 (January-June).
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    1875 (July-December).
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    1876 (January-June).
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    1876 (July-December).
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    1877.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    1878.
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    1879.
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    1880 (January-June).
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    1880 (July-December).
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    1881.
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    1882.
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    1883 (January-May).
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    1883 (June-August).
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    Undated.
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    American Knitting Machine Company.
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    Broadside - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    Circulars, price lists, etc., undated
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    Customer orders, 1857-1865.
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    Customer orders, 1866.
  • Box 4
    Folder 20
    Customer orders, 1867.
  • Box 4
    Folder 21
    Customer orders, 1868.
  • Box 4
    Folder 22
    Customer orders, 1869.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Customer orders, 1870, 1874.
  • Box 5
    Folders 2-3
    Customer orders, undated.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1872.
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1877.
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1878.
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1879.
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1880.
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    Davis Sewing Machine Company, 1881.
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    Deeds (Orange County, NC).
  • Box 5
    Folders 11-13
    Envelopes.
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    Floor plan - Henry W. Baker House (Keyser, WV).
  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    Paint and albastine samples.
  • Box 6
    Photographs.
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    Power of attorney, 1873.
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    Shenandoah County Bank, 1877, 1880.
  • Box 5
    Folder 18
    Survey - Fred Hutchens (Orange County, NC), 1891.
  • Box 5
    Folder 19
    Surveyor's field book, 1909-1910.
  • Box 5
    Folder 20
    United States Sewing Machine Company.
  • Box 5
    Folder 21
    Will of James W. Funkhouser (d. 1878), Shenandoah County, VA.