2.3 Colonel Baker’s Family

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  2.3 Col. Baker’s Family is shown in this photo (circa 1895). From left, Mrs. Baker (Sarah Louise White), daughter Alice Hyde, sons Lewis and Valentine (V) Hyde Baker. His ancestor, Sir John Baker, entertained Queen Elizabeth I at his home of Sissinghurst Castle near Cranbrook, Kent. His great uncle, Valentine, sailed with Capt. Vancouver in the 1790’s (Mt. Baker near Bellingham, WA, is named after him), and his brother, Sir Samuel Baker, discovered the source of the Nile River. James was also private secretary to both the Dukes of Sutherland and Westminster. CBK.1985.011.003

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