2.5 Ida Baker

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  2.5 Ida Baker (circa 1900) wife of Valentine Hyde Baker. Ida married V. Hyde in 1898, coming to the remote and undeveloped “Cranbrook Farm” that year. Hyde redeveloped the spacious Baker Home for her before her arrival that year and also again in 1909. It is the later appearance of this home that has been preserved. It must have been an experience coming to a remote outpost of the British Empire for a young woman used to the convenience and cosmopolitan way of life in London. CBK.1985.011.057
 
     

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