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Courtland Baker papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2123

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains manuscript and typescript poems, journal fragments, lecture notes, and writings by Baker, in addition to correspondence to Catherine Cate Coblentz regarding the publishing of The Sheering Precipice, a collection of Baker's poems brought together after his death.

Also included are several copies of The Sheering Precipice in typescript, copies of journals, and a collection of Washington, D.C. poetry in which some of Baker's poems appear.

Dates

  • 192-? - 194-?

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

Courtland Darke Baker was appointed Associate Professor of English at The George Washington University in 1925, where he remained until his death.

Baker was born in Cumberland, Maryland in 1899 and was educated at the University of Virginia, The George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University. He worked as a government clerk until his appointment to GW. Baker died in 1944 in Washington, D.C.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains manuscript and typescript poems, journal fragments, lecture notes, and writings by Courtland Baker, in addition to correspondence to Catherine Cate Coblentz regarding the publishing of The Sheering Precipice, a collection of Baker's poems brought together after his death.
Title
Guide to the Courtland Baker papers, 192-?-194-?
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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