Guide to the

Baker -- Parrish Papers, RG 516

Listed by: MeloDee J. Loebrick

Date: November 17, 1982

Date Span: 1854-1953

Scope / Content: Business papers (1864-1891) of Baker, including correspondence, deeds, financial and legal papers, dealing with Baker's mining businesses and real estate holdings; personal and business correspondence (1900-1953) of Parrish relating to family real estate holdings and to his insurance business.

Biographical Sketch: George Oscar Baker, a Philadelphia native, came to Alabama in 1855 and worked as a mechanical and mining engineer with the Montevallo Coal Company. He moved to Selma and, after the Civil War, helped to establish the Central Oil Mill. He owned extensive holdings in mining and real estate. Joseph P. Parrish was Baker's grandson and owned an insurance agency in Selma.

SERIES 1: Correspondence

SERIES II: George O. Baker - Correspondence & Documents

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