Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 biography research materials
This collection contains Baker family portraits and photographs of the family home, the Oaks. Kate Kirkland used the materials for her book Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941.
Captain James A. Baker was a Houston lawyer who represented Rice University’s namesake, William Marsh Rice, while working at the firm now known as Baker Botts L.L.P. Baker was also a banker and businessman who chartered several Houston businesses, developed two regional banks, and promoted real estate projects, all while enlarging the Rice Institute’s endowment.
The original materials are held by the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library. Search the finding aid/inventory for the Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 Biography research materials MS 609.