Captain James A. Baker photographs
This collection contains photographs of Captain James A. Baker and other family members, and a photograph of the family home, the Oaks.
Captain James A. Baker was born to James Addison and Rowena Baker on January 10, 1857 in Huntsville, Texas. He graduated from the Texas Military Institute in Austin, Texas and was admitted to the bar in 1880. He was an attorney practicing law in Houston, a banker, and businessman. Baker was William Marsh Rice’s attorney and as an executor of the will, was instrumental in proving that Rice had been murdered.
The original materials are held by the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library. Search the finding aid/inventory for the Capt. James A. Baker Correspondence, Clippings, and Photographs collection, MS 487.