James Chamberlain Baker papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, letters to the Editor, clippings, and a scrapbook regarding Baker's attempts to oust Patten from his position of influence and stop the sale of his medicine
Correspondence includes letters from/regarding an Illinois Conference and letters to the editor. There is a section of clippings and a scrapbook regarding Patton.
- Baker, James Chamberlain, 1879-1969 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
James C. Baker was pastor of Trinity Church (Methodist Episcopal) in Urbana, Illinois who worked to oust John A. Patten from his influential position in the church, and to stop the sale of Patten's medicine.
John A. Patten manufactured Wine of Cardui, a nostrum composed of a mixture that was alleged to be 29 per cent alcohol.
1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 clam shell boxes
Language of Materials
James C. Baker was pastor of Trinity Church (Methodist Episcopal) in Urbana, Illinois, and John A. Patten was influential in the church and a manufacturer of Wine of Cardui, a nostrum composed of a mixture that was alleged to be 29 per cent alcohol. The collection contains correspondence, letters to the Editor, clippings, and a scrapbook regarding Baker's attempts to oust Patten from his position of influence and stop the sale of his medicine
Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
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Collection processed by processing staff, 1995.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Chattanooga Medicine Company
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Medicine and Health Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Methodist Episcopal Church--Illinois--Urbana--Clergy
- Methodist Episcopal Church. Illinois Conference
- Patent medicines -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Patten, John A. (John Alanson), 1867-1916
- Quacks and quackery -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the James Chamberlain Baker papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).