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Baker, Anne Elizabeth (DNB00)


BAKER, ANNE ELIZABETH (1786–1861), philologist, was born 16 June 1786. She was the sister of George Baker, the historian of Northamptonshire [q. v.], and to her his great work owes its geology and botany. Miss Baker was the companion of her brother's journeys, his amanuensis, and his fellow-labourer, especially in the natural history, and she made drawings and even engraved some of the plates for his great work. To the opportunities afforded her when she rode through the county by her brother's side we are indebted for the ‘Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases, to which are added the customs of the county,’ 2 vols., London, 1854, 8 vo, one of the best of our local lexicons. Miss Baker died at her house in Gold Street, Northampton 22 April 1861.

[Quarterly Review, ci. 6; Gent. Mag. ccxi. 208; Addit. MSS. 24864, f. 74.]

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