Simon Baker Papers, 1943-1958

Manuscript Collection #1130

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Series 1 :
  • Box 1
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    • Folder a
      Military service records of Simon Baker (1943-1953) including two honorable discharge certificates, 1946 & 1953. Photocopies. 4 items. 6 pages.
    • Folder b  (1 item digitized)
      Photographic Prints taken by Simon Baker (1944-1946) during and after World War II in Arizona, California, France, Philippines, and Japan while serving as a Technician Fifth Grade, in Company B, 361st Engineer Special Service Regiment. Captioned by donor. Black & White. Various sizes. 56 items. 56 pages.
    • Folder c
      Matson Line Wireless Newsletter (ca. 15-19 August 1945) including early reports of the Japanese surrender in World War II. Mimeographed. 3 items. 6 p. Note: Published aboard SS LURLINE on 38-day voyage from Marseille, France to Manila, Philippines. 6 pages.
    • Folder d
      Camp De Mourmelon Album Nos. 1 - 4 Postcard Books (ca. 1944-1945) showing views of Mourmelon, France and the adjacent military base where Baker was stationed. Published by Librarie Militaire Gu?rin, 23, Rue Gouraud, Moumelon-le-Grand, France. French language. Black & White. Printed. 4 items. 52 pages.
Series 2 :
  • Box 1
    • Folder e
      A Voyage Around the World undertaken by Simon and Rosalie Baker between August 11, 1956 and July 31, 1958 (ca. 1956-1958) Scrapbook, Part 1: USA - England - Belgium - Holland - Denmark - Voyage to Colombo, Ceylon aboard SS MAIPURA - Ceylon. Loose-leaf scrapbook unbound. 1 item. 23 pages.
    • Folder f
      A Voyage Around the World undertaken by Simon and Rosalie Baker between August 11, 1956 and July 31, 1958 (ca. 1956-1958) Scrapbook, Part 2: India - Nepal - Singapore - Voyage aboard SS LAOS to Saigon, Vietnam - Manila, Philippines - Hong Kong Colony - Japan - Voyage to US aboard SS PIONEE MILLS. Loose-leaf scrapbook unbound. 1 item. 31 pages.
    • Folder g
      Correspondence & Medical Report (1956) concerning Simon Baker's plans to study in Ceylon. 5 items. 5 pages.
    • Folder h
      Afoot in Roadless Nepal, by Toni Hagen, Ph.D. (1960) clipping from National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 360-404; Katmandu, Nepal Guide. 2 items. 23 pages.
    • Folder i
      Account of Visit to Tokyo, Japan & Hong Kong, by Simon Baker (1958) with Map of Tokyo. Typescript. 2 items. 5 pages.
    • Folder j
      Chinese Y. M. C. A. Hostel, Singapore Postcards (1958) 3 items. 3 pages.
    • Folder k
      Map of Colombo Fort & Environs, Ceylon (Oct. 1954) Printed by Survey Dept., Ceylon. 1 item. 1 page.

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