Authorised form of nameBaker; Sir; Samuel White (1821 - 1893)
Dates1821 - 1893
Place of birthThorngrove, Worcestershire, England
Date of birth08 June 1821
Place of deathSandford Orleigh, near Newton Abbot
Date of death30 December 1893
Dates and placesBurial:
Ashes buried at Grimley, near Worcester
Frankfurt. MA
Travelled to Ceylon (1845-1854); established an agricultural settlement at Nuwara Elliya; oversaw railway construction from the Danube to the Black Sea (1859); explored the sources of the Nile with his second wife; searched for and found the Great Lake Albert Nyanza (1864); accompanied the Prince of Wales to Egypt and the Nile (1869); commanded an expedition organized by the Pasha of Egypt to suppress slavery and annex the Equatorial regions of the Nile basin (1869-1873); explored Cyprus (1879)
Kt 1866
FRGS; Ethnological Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1869
RelationshipsSecond son of Samuel Baker of Lypiatt Park, Gloucestershire and his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Dobson of Enfield.
Married: 1) (1842) Henrietta Biddulph, daughter of Charles Martin, rector of Maisemore (she died 1855); 2) (1860) Florence, daughter of Finian von Saas (a Hungarian)
Bulloch's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1894 vol 55 pp xxxiv signed by J K
Royal Society codeNA6523
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/000204Baker, Sir Samuel Whitend
NLB/1/75Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Samuel Baker26 February 1886
EC/1869/05Baker, Sir Samuel White: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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