Baker, Henry (1698-1774)

Baker, Henry (1698-1774), naturalist, born in London, from a bookseller's apprentice turned a teacher of deaf-mutes, and, making a largish fortune, in 1729 married Defoe's youngest daughter. In 1740 he was elected F.R.S. and F.S.A. He was founder of the Bakerian lectureship.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 62.

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