Frank Baker papers, 1641-2002 and undated


Frank Baker papers, 1641-2002 and undated

Scholar, editor, collector, and Duke University faculty member specializing in the history of English and American Methodist history, and the life and career of minister John Wesley. Collection documents the professional career and life of Frank Baker, historian of Methodism and particularly of the founder and Methodist minister John Wesley. Materials are arranged in the following series: . Topics covered include: the history of the Baker book and manuscript collections in the Duke University libraries; the history and development of Methodism and of the Wesley family; the Church of England; the Methodist Church in England, the U.S., and other countries; the development of academic research on Methodist history; music and hymnology; and material on the Wesley Works Series, a publishing project headed by Baker. There are abundant research materials on notable individuals associated with Methodism such as Charles Wesley and many other Wesley family members, William Grimshaw, and Francis Asbury. Printed material abounds, and includes many maps, articles, clippings and newspapers, pamphlets, and religious music. Baker Collections Files; Correspondence; Libraries and Archives; Ministry; Personal Files; Printed Materials; Professional Service; Scrapbooks and Albums; Subject Files; Teaching Materials; and Writings and Research

110 Linear Feet; Approx. 90,000 Items


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Baker, Frank, 1910-1999 (person)

Methodist scholar and professor. From the description of Papers, 1800-1972. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39330931 From the description of Papers, 1800-[198-] (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 79290720 1910 Apr. 15 Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, to Frank and Annie Elizabeth Baker 1931 B.A., University ...