Ross Lee Baker Papers, 1910-1947

Collection Number: 3629

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ross Lee Baker papers, 1910-1947
Collection Number:
3629
Creator:
Ross Lee Baker, 1884-1975
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Letters, legal records, and news clippings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Clippings, engineering reports, letters, financial records, legal records, travel notes, and articles of Ross L. Baker.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ross L. Baker was an inventor and an engineer. He organized R. L. Baker and Co. Engineers, a firm of consulting engineers in New York City. Cornell University Class of 1907.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Clippings, engineering reports, letters, financial records, legal records, travel notes, and articles of Ross L. Baker
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baker, Ross Lee, 1884-1975.
R.L. Baker and Co. Engineers.

Subjects:
Mechanical engineering.
Engineers--New York (State)--New York.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ross Lee Baker Papers, #3629. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Biographical Materials Box 1
Series II. Correspondence Box 1
Series III. Professional Papers Boxes 1-3
Series IV. Personal Records Boxes 3-4

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Biographical Materials
Box 1 Folder 1
Affidavit of Birth
1929
Box 1 Folder 2
Greenwood Union School Commencement Recital programs
1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 3
Competitive exams for Cornell University scholarships
1902
Box 1 Folder 4
Who's Who in Engineering forms
1921-1941
Box 1 Folder 5
Engineering License Application
1923
Box 1 Folder 6
Certificate to Practice Engineering
1925
Series II. Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 7
Alvorez, Carolee (cousin)
1901
Box 1 Folder 8
Baker, A. W. (father)
1916-1920
Box 1 Folder 9
Baker, (mother)
1912-1916
Box 1 Folder 10-13
Baker, Kelts C. (brother)
1912-1941
Box 1 Folder 14
Baker, Mrs. Kelts (Gertrude)
1932-1934
Box 1 Folder 15
Baker, Noyes A. (uncle)
1907-1912
Box 1 Folder 16
Buchanan, G. W.
1910
Box 1 Folder 17
Bump, Milan Reynard
1913, 1923
Box 1 Folder 18
Burger, R. E.
1923
Box 1 Folder 19
C., Marybell
1910-1911
Box 1 Folder 20
Chilcote, S. S. C.
1916
Box 1 Folder 21
Clifford, George H.
1926
Box 1 Folder 22
Cobb, Louise K.
1916-1917
Box 1 Folder 23
Davis, Edgar B.
1923-1933
Box 1 Folder 24
Doherty, Henry L.
1923
Box 1 Folder 25
Fisk, Eugene Lyman
1918
Box 1 Folder 26
Gaines, G. N.
1918
Box 1 Folder 27
Gravelle, J. Silas
1912-1916
Box 1 Folder 28
H., M. M.
1918
Box 1 Folder 29
Haylor, Geo. E.
1911
Box 1 Folder 30
House, Mansfield F.
1911
Box 1 Folder 31
Hutchinson, F. L.
1913
Box 1 Folder 32
Jolles, Jan
1974
Box 1 Folder 33
[Kellogg], Will
1909, 1921
Box 1 Folder 34
Kennedy, T. O.
1923-1930
Box 1 Folder 35
Kitchin, Edgar M.
1912
Box 1 Folder 36
Kurtz, Ford
1908-1914
Box 1 Folder 37
Latham, J. C.
1932
Box 1 Folder 38
Leonard, John W. Corporation
1921
Box 1 Folder 39
Lincoln, C. S.
1912
Box 1 Folder 40
Lindsay, Anna J.
1932
Box 1 Folder 41
Mallory, Marie
1908
Box 1 Folder 42
McAdoo, Malcolm R.
1915
Box 1 Folder 43
McKenzie, F. W.
1908-1911
Box 1 Folder 44
McSweeny, Florence C.
1931-1932
Box 1 Folder 45
Norris, Herriette B
1912-1916
Box 1 Folder 46
Olds, Thomas H.
1909
Box 1 Folder 47
Orr, J. D.
1926
Box 1 Folder 48
Parshall, Blanch M.
1915
Box 1 Folder 49
Pauling, Mildred
1945
Box 1 Folder 50
Pratt, Florence M.
1931-1934
Box 1 Folder 51
Satterlee, W. A.
1910
Box 1 Folder 52
Schwenke, Gertrude D.
1908-1909
Box 1 Folder 52
Schwenke, Nelle
1910-1912
Box 1 Folder 54-60
Scott, Eva
1913-1923
Box 1 Folder 61
Scott, Holton H.
1912-1913
Box 1 Folder 62
Sharpe, Dr.
1918
Box 1 Folder 63
Sheldon, M. C.
1913
Box 1 Folder 64
Turner, Lester W.
1974
Box 1 Folder 65
Watson, Katherine
1910
Box 1 Folder 66
Constance
1919
Box 1 Folder 67
Mary
1909
Box 1 Folder 68
May
1918
Box 1 Folder 69
Pitt
1909
Box 1 Folder 70
Correspondence: Misc. historical
191-1941
Box 1 Folder 71
Correspondence: RB New York Office
pre-1925
Box 1 Folder 72
Correspondence: JW New York Office
pre-1925
A. Project Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 73
Hydro Power: Condensing Water Experiments
1922
Box 1 Folder 74
Public utilities (brokerage): Brush Electric Co.
1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 75
Public utilities (brokerage): Durham vs. Duke power
1923-1928
Box 1 Folder 76
Public utilities (brokerage): Middletown, Conn.
1923-1926
Box 1 Folder 77
Public utilities (brokerage): New England (S. W. Plate)
1923-1926
Box 1 Folder 78
Public utilities (operation)
1923-1926
Series III. Professional Papers
A. Reports and Documents
Box 1 Folder 79
Examination forms
1913
Box 1 Folder 80
Engineering Reports: Sibley College reports
1912-1913
Box 1 Folder 81
Distribution Reports: Electric Engineering audit
1917
Box 1 Folder 82
Electric Distribution: Method of Estimating Lost Current in Electric Distribution
1913
Box 1 Folder 83
Electric Distribution: Methods of Limiting Lost Energy in Electric Distribution
1913
Box 1 Folder 84
Electric RR Report Model
1908
Box 1 Folder 85
Gas Distribution System, Ideal
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 1
Electrical Distribution: Report for Electrical Distribution Department of Doherty Operating Co.
1912
Box 2 Folder 2
N.E.L.A. Report on the Secondary Network and Banking of Transformers
1915, 1921
Box 2 Folder 3
Report forms and models: Transmission Line
1921
Box 2 Folder 4-8
Transmission Line Specifications
1913-1923
Box 2 Folder 9
Boulder, Colorado: water supply
1916-1921
Box 2 Folder 10
Boulder and Orodell, Colorado: water supply
1922
Box 2 Folder 11
Denver Colorado: water supply
1922
Box 2 Folder 12
Golden, Colorado: Jefferson County Power and Light Company
1922
Box 2 Folder 13
Marshall and Eldorado Springs, Colorado: water records
1922
Box 2 Folder 14
Hutchinson, Kansas: promotional brochure
1911
Box 2 Folder 14
Hutchinson, Kansas: engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 15
Salina, Kansas: engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 16
Sterling and Lyons, Kansas: summary of engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 17
Minnesota Gas and Electric Company: auditor's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 18
Boonville, Missouri: engineer's report
1912
Box 2 Folder 19
California, Missouri: engineer's report
1912
Box 2 Folder 20-21
Joplin, Missouri: report on proposed distribution system
1912
Box 2 Folder 22
Moberly (Mo.) Light & Power Co.: engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 23
Trenton (Mo.) Gas & Electric Co.: engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 24
Warrensburg, Missouri: engineer's report
1912
Box 2 Folder 25
Hudson & Manhattan Company (railroad) (New York)
1913
Box 2 Folder 26
Long Island Electric Railway Company & New York & Long Island Traction Company: preliminary report
1915
Box 2 Folder 27
New York & Queens Railway Co., N. Y. & Long Island Traction Co., Long Island Electric Railway Co., Montauk Water Co.
1915
Box 2 Folder 28
New York & North Jersey Rapid Transit Company: estimate of gross earnings, engineer's report
1913
Box 2 Folder 29
Tuckaseegee Hydraulic project, North Carolina: estimate
1913
Box 2 Folder 30
Auglaize Power Company, Defiance, Ohio: summary of engineers' report
1911
Box 2 Folder 31
Lima Territory, Ohio: engineer's estimate on power supply
1919
Box 2 Folder 32
Lima, Ohio: business estimate on transmission project and property purchase
1921
Box 2 Folder 33
Lorain, Ohio: engineer's report on The Citizens Gas & Electric Company
1914
Box 2 Folder 34
Massillon, Ohio: photos, letter
1918
Box 2 Folder 35
Stark County, Ohio: (electric) engineering report
1918
Box 2 Folder 36
Parr Shoals, Columbia, S. C.: earnings & hydro electric development reports
1913
Box 2 Folder 37
Kingsport, Tenn.: summary of field notes
1916
Box 2 Folder 38
Flat Shoals (N.C./Tenn.): Watauga River Project
1921
Box 2 Folder 39
Corsicana, Texas: engineer's reports
1913
B. Publications
1. Periodicals
Box 2 Folder 40
Doherty News
1916-1923
Box 2 Folder 41
Doherty Daily News
1915-1919
Box 3 Folder 1
Cities Service Company: two reports
1919, 1921
Box 3 Folder 2
Publications Misc.: public corporation
1910
Box 3 Folder 2
Publications Misc.: interconnections between power systems
1921
Box 3 Folder 2
Publications Misc.: "Results for Toledo"
1915
Box 3 Folder 3
Climatological data, notes
1910-1920
Box 3 Folder 4
Electric Distribution Bulletin
1920
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A. (National Electrical Light Association): Accident Prevention Course for Linemen
1924
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Accident Prevention Committee reports
1921-1924
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Design and Construction of Distribution Systems
1920
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Inductive Coordination Committee report
1924
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Inductive Interference Committee report
1921
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Specifications for Overhead Construction Materials
1924
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Rate Reduction In the Last Three Years
1919
Box 3 Folder 5
N.E.L.A.: Valuation for Rate Making Purposes
1920
Box 3 Folder 6
Miscellaneous N.E.L.A. Publications
1917-1924
2. Published Maps
Box 3 Folder 7
Montgomery, Alabama
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 8
California: three maps
1923-1928
Box 3 Folder 9
Colorado: ten maps
1904-1922, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 10
Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
1926
Box 3 Folder 11
New York and North Jersey
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 12
Ohio: four maps
1915-1919, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 13
Europe, Germany
1917, n.d.
Series IV. Personal Records
A. Business
Box 3 Folder 14
Invention: electrical circuit protector
1913
Box 3 Folder 15
Inventions: boxing glove improvement, miscellany
1912-1929
Box 3 Folder 16-20
Patents, miscellaneous
1911-1919
Box 3 Folder 21
Projects: notes, miscellany
1927
Box 3 Folder 22
Valuation and Rate making for Public Utilities: notes, miscellany
1917-1923
B. Non-Business
Box 3 Folder 23
Identification: passport, various documents and cards
1902-1929
Box 3 Folder 24-25
Accounts
1902-1921
Box 3 Folder 26
Bank accounts
1907-1975
Box 3 Folder 27
Miscellaneous receipts
1912-1974
Box 3 Folder 28
Architecture
1929-1939
Box 3 Folder 29
Art
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 30
Athletics: Boxing
1908-1914
Box 3 Folder 31
History: World War, 1914-1918
1917-1919
Box 3 Folder 32
Insurance
1939-1971
Box 3 Folder 33
Literature (some poetry)
1924-1925
Box 3 Folder 34
Mechanics & Physics
1929
Box 3 Folder 35
Miscellaneous: writings, notes, personnel lists, etc.
1919-1944
Box 3 Folder 36
Real Estate: Ithaca
1956-1970
Box 3 Folder 37-38
Travel (mostly U.S.): notes, miscellany
1913-1929
Box 3 Folder 39
Family Photographs
1913, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 40
Pins, ribbon
1912, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 1
Wills
1963, 1965
Box 4 Folder 2
General Power of Attorney
1974
Box 4 Folder 3
Patent
1913
Box 4 Folder 4
California maps (Yosemite)
1920, 1927