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Samuel H. Baker: album of letters to

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Album containing c. 140 autograph letters, mostly addressed to Samuel Henry Baker (1824-1909), Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, but with a few of the later ones addressed to his sons, Oliver Baker and Harold Baker. Another occasional recipient is Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), who served as Secretary of the Society for some years . From 1869, Baker was responsible for hanging the Society's exhibitions in Birmingham and, from 1873, had the additional responsibility of visiting London and elsewhere to invite artists to submit paintings. Most of the letters in this volume are from these artists (see Zillah Scott, 'The Artist in Victorian Birmingham: the career of S.H. Baker', University of Warwick MA thesis, 1999). The letters are as follows: f. 1: Francis William Warwick (Frank) Topham (1838–1924) to Samuel H. Baker, 11 March 1878; Carl Haag (1820-1915) to Samuel H. Baker , 23 February 1875; f. 1v: Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940) to 'my dear sir'; 2 May 1901; f. 2: George John Pinwell (1842-1875) to Samuel H. Baker, 27 February 1873; John Gilbert (1817-1897) to Samuel H. Baker, 10 February 1878; f. 2v: John Fullwood (d. 1931), to Samuel H. Baker, 3 June 1901; f. 3: William Collingwood Smith (1815-1887) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 February 1873; Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-1894) to 'my dear sir', 7 March 1873; f. 3v: Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 April 1901; Frank G. Jackson to Samuel H. Baker, 26 May 1901; f. 4: Alfred William Hunt (1830-1896) to 'Dear sir', undated; William Luson Thomas (1830-1900) to Samuel H. Baker, 5 February 1875; f. 4v: Arthur Hodgson (1818-1902) to 'my dear sir', 23 October 1902; Henry Charles Beeching (1859-1919) to 'dear sir', 29 December ---; f. 5: John Henry Mole (1814-1886) to Samuel H. Baker, 12 February 1876; Richard Kyrke Penson (1805-1886) to Samuel H. Baker, 19 February 1875; f. 5v: Sidney Lee (1859-1926) to 'Mr Baker', 29 December 1902; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) to Samuel H. Baker, 30 April 1903; f. 6: Alfred Pizzey Newton (1830-1883) to Samuel H. Baker, 12 March 1878; Henry George Hine (1811-1895) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 March 1873; f. 6v: Alfred Edward East (1844-1913) to Samuel H. Baker, November 1903; Alfred Edward East (1844-1913) to Samuel H. Baker, March 1904; f. 7: John Pettie (1839-1893) to 'my dear sir', 2 March 1879; John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923) to Samuel H. Baker, 9 March 1878; f. 7v: William Jabez Muckley (1837-1905) to Samuel H. Baker, 31 December 1898; f. 8: Henry Benjamin Roberts (1832-1915) to Samuel H. Baker, 3 March 1873; Guido R. Bach (1828-1905) to Samuel H. Baker, 11 March 1878; f.9: James Orrock (1829-1913) to Samuel H. Baker, 18 March 1878; Briton Riviere (1840-1920) to Samuel H. Baker, 1 March 1876; f. 10: Richard Beavis (1824-1896) to Samuel H. Baker, 13 March 1876; Basil Bradley (1842-1904) to Samuel H. Baker, 27 March 1876; f. 11: Thomas Brooks (1818-1891) to Samuel H. Baker, 13 September 1876; Charles James Lewis (1830-1892) to Samuel H. Baker, 20 March 1876; f.12: Constance Phillott (1842-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 16 March 1874; Emily Mary Osborn (1828-1925) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), 3 August 1876; f. 13: Theodore Martin (1816-1909) to --- Baker, 28 September 1869; Luke Fildes (1843-1927) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 August 1877; f. 14: John Calcott Horsley (1817-1903) to Samuel H. Baker, 9 April 1878; Charles Earle (1832-1893) to 'dear sir', 14 March --- f. 15: George Cole (1810-1883) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 July 1878; Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 July 1878; f. 16: James Archer (1822-1904) to Samuel H. Baker, 6 August 1878; George Vicat Cole (1833-1893) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 August 1878; f. 17: Paul Falconer Poole (1807-1879) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 August 1878; John Brett (1831-1902) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), 14 August 1878; John Brett (1831-1902) to Samuel H. Baker, 6 May 1881; f. 18: Frederick William Hulme (1816-1884) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 August 1878; John Haynes Williams (1836-1908) to Samuel H. Baker, 13 August 1876; f. 19: George Dawson (1821-1876) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 February 1868; Edward Hyde Villiers, Earl of Clarendon (1846-1914), to Samuel H. Baker, 25 August [1874]; f. 20: George Barnard (1832-1890) to Samuel H. Baker, 6 March 1878; Richard Samuel Chattock (1825-1906) to Samuel H. Baker, 12 February 1878; f. 21: Wilmot Pilsbury (1840-1908) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 February 1878; Henry Birtles (1838-1907) to Samuel H. Baker, February 1878; f.22: Edward R. Tayler (1828-1906) to Samuel H. Baker, 22 April 1877; Philip Richard Morris (1838-1902) to Samuel H. Baker, -- 1878; f. 23: Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 January 1879 (headed paper with lithograph of seated figure, "HH '77") f. 23v: Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 May 1893 (with pen and ink sketch portrait); Frederick Henry Henshaw (1807-1891) to Samuel H. Baker, 3 May 1876; f. 24: Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914) to Samuel H. Baker, 25 February 1879 (headed paper with lithograph of standing figure); f. 25: John Everett Millais (1829-1896) to Samuel H. Baker, 12 July 1879; Elizabeth Southerdon Butler (nee Thompson) (1846-1933) to Samuel H. Baker, 3 July 1879; f. 26: Alfred Elmore (1815-1881) to Samuel H. Baker, 14 July 1879; Richard Ansdell (1815-1885) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 July 1879; f. 27: Edwin Long (1829-1891) to Samuel H. Baker, 18 July 1879; George Adolphus Storey (1834-1919) to Samuel H. Baker, 17 July 1879; f. 28: Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), undated; John Finnie (1829-1907) to Samuel H. Baker, 11 November 1879; f. 29: John Henry Chamberlain (1831-1883) to Samuel H. Baker, December 1879; William Thomas Roden (1817-1892) to Samuel H. Baker, 11 January 1880; f. 30: Harry Johnson (1826-1884) to Samuel H. Baker, 4 March 1880; Francis Wilfrid Lawson (1842-1935) to Samuel H. Baker, 10 March 1880; f. 31: Edward John Poynter (1836-1919): autograph note, 5 March ---; Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) to Samuel H. Baker, 1 August 1880; f. 32: Marcus Stone (1840-1921) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), 16 March 1881; Thomas Rose Miles to Samuel H. Baker, 16 March 1881; f. 33: Samuel Edmund Waller (1850-1903) to Samuel H. Baker, 22 July 1881; Francis S. Walker (1848-1916) to Samuel H. Baker, 4 August 1881; f. 34: John MacWhirter (1839-1911) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 July 1881; William Jabez Muckley (1837-1905) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 November 1881; f. 35: Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) to Samuel H. Baker, 20 February 1882; Samuel Read (1816-1883) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 February 1882; f. 36: William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919): autograph note, 28 May --- ; John Ruskin: signature only; Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892): third person card, 16 December ---; James Aumonier (1832-1911) to Samuel H. Baker, 28 June 1882; f. 37: Frederick Morgan (1847-1927) to Samuel H. Baker, 22 July 1882; David Wilkie Wynfield (1837-1887) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 July 1882; f. 37v: Frederick Henry Henshaw (1807-1891) to 'Mrs Baker' (?), 10 May 1890; f. 38: Arthur Croft (born 1828) to Samuel H. Baker, 9 August 1882; Allan Duncan to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), 2 September 1882; f. 38v: Carl Haag (1820-1915) to Samuel H. Baker: printed invitation to exhibition, April 1889; William John Wainwright (1855-1931) to 'Mr Baker', 27 November 1888: with pen and ink sketch; f. 39: (George) Lennard Lewis (1826-1913) to Oliver Baker, 22 March 1883; William John Wainwright (1855-1931) to Oliver Baker, 30 March 1883; f. 39v: William John Wainwright (1855-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 30 January 1890; f. 40: Philip Gilbert Hamerton to Oliver Baker, 29 March 1883; William Pitt to Samuel H. Baker, 29 February 1884; f. 40v: William Pitt to Samuel H. Baker, 30 June 1890; William John Wainwright (1855-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 18 October 1890; f. 41: Walter Charles Horsley to Samuel H. Baker, 2 March 1884; Frederic James Shields (1833-1911) to Samuel H. Baker, 19 February 1885; f. 41v: (Robert) Lawson Tait (1845-1899) to 'Mr Baker', 8 March 1892; William John Wainwright (1855-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 October 1890; f. 42: Edwin Hayes (1820-1904) to Samuel H. Baker, 20 February 1885; Robert Walter Macbeth (1848-1910) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 February 1885; f. 42v: Alfred East (1849-1913) to Oliver Baker, 14 November 1890; Alfred East (1849-1913) to Samuel H. Baker, 29 February 1899; f. 43: Edward Frederick Brewtnall (1846-1902) to Samuel H. Baker, 27 February 1885; Joseph Clark (1834-1926) to Samuel H. Baker, 4 March 1885; f. 43v: Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to Samuel H. Baker, 25 March 1896; Alfred William Parsons (1847-1920) to Samuel H. Baker, 16 April 1898; f. 44: Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to Samuel H. Baker, 9 February 1886; Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 11 February 1886; f. 44v: Charles Marcus Church (1855-1915) to Harold Baker, 15 October 1898; James Aumonier (1832-1911) to Samuel H. Baker, 19 February 1899; f. 45: Charles Gogin (1844-1931) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 February 1886; Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), undated; f. 45v: Edward John Gregory (1850-1909) to Samuel H. Baker, 14 February 1899; Edward John Gregory (1850-1909) to Samuel H. Baker, 24 February 1899; f. 46: Francis Grant (1803-1878) to Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), 1 November --- ; Edward John Gregory (1850-1909) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 March 1899 ; Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to Samuel H. Baker, 20 March 1886; f. 46v: John Thackray Bunce (1828-1899) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 October 1892; Alfred Hayes (1857-1936) to Samuel H. Baker, 5 April 1892; f. 47: William Jabez Muckley (1837-1905) to Samuel H. Baker, 15 May 1891; David Murray (1849-1933) to Samuel H. Baker, 20 April 1891; f. 47v: Herbert Marshall (1841-1913) to 'Dear Sir'; 23 April 1892; Samuel Timmins (died 1903) to Samuel H. Baker, 8 October 1892; f. 48: John Thackray Bunce (1828-1899) to Samuel H. Baker, 16 December 1892; Daniel Barron Brightwell (1834-1899) to Samuel H. Baker, 10 October 1892; f. 48v: Charles Napier Henry (born 1841) to 'Mr Pratt', 28 December 1893; Charles Napier Henry (born 1841) to Samuel H. Baker, 23 January 1894; f. 49: William Morris (1834-1896) to Oliver Baker, 18 December 1894; William Lygon Earl Beauchamp (1872-1938) to Oliver Baker, 20 February 1895; f. 49v: Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947) to Harold Baker, 27 February 1895; John Lane (1854-1925) to Harold Baker, 14 March 1895; f. 50: Alfred Ainger (1837-1904) to 'Dear sir', 30 March 1897; John Charles Holder, Bart. (1838-1923), to Samuel H. Baker, 21 January 1898; f. 50v: Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) to Samuel H. Baker, 26 April 1900; Joseph Langdale Pickering (1845-1912) to Samuel H. Baker, 6 July 1900

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