H.A. Baker, Papers

Object Title

H.A. Baker, Papers

H.A. Baker, Papers





Scope and Content

Includes papers and letters relating to artillery and a hand written account of his employment at the Woolwich Arsenal in four volumes.

1. Manilla envelope addressed to Mr. H.A. Baker, 19 The Grove, Deal, Kent CT14 9TL containing seven A4 photocopies. These are Projectiles R.M.L. 17.72 inch; hauling cylinders; ordnance wrought iron R.M.L. 17.72 inch 100 tons Mark I; fuze time wood with detonator 15 seconds Mark III and fuze percussion Pettmen general service Mark II; ordnance wrought iron R.M.L. 17.72 inch 100 tons Mark I; tube vent sealing electric and friction; part of an index

2. Manilla envelope addressed to Mr. H.A. Baker, 179 Nortdown Road, Welling, Kent postmarked 6th May 1970. Contains details of the monitor Huascar

3. Letter addressed to H.A. Baker, address as in 1 above. Relates to guns invented by Sadler. Includes a list of names.

4.Three postcards, four photographs. Postcards are of the old mill, Bexley; 'Tommy' at home in German dug-outs in colour; Cox's walk, Dulwich. Photographs are of a model field gun and limber property of K.G. Gibbs; details of the history of the abbey of St. Mary & St. Thomas the martyr at Westwood in Lesnes; two of the Woolwich Free Ferry 'John Burns'; view from S.E. of Lesnes Abbey; Grave of Roesia, Lesnes Abbey.

5. missing

6. Book entitled The Details of the Rocket System by Colonel Congreve, 1814. This contains a loose typed foolscap sheet entitled 'Congreves Rockets'.

7. Two letters with enclosures. One dated 1989 from the Royal Artillery Historic Trust with a copy of Appendix 1 of the Roll of Officers of the Corps of Royal Engineers from 1660 to 1898. The other of the same date and from the British Library contains a photocopy from the Oxford English Dictionary from argulite to argosy.

8. Assorted photographs and images taken from books relating to small arms and rifles.

9. missing.

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Folio. Bound in leather

Access Conditions

Open access


Creator(s) Mr H A. Baker


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