Photograph [Black and white photograph of the Reverend Arthur Baker, third vicar...

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Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Photograph [Black and white photograph of the Reverend Arthur Baker, third vicar of Wellington (1856-1860), in wooden frame]

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Photograph; black and white photograph of the Reverend Arthur Baker, third vicar of Wellington (1856-1860), in a wooden frame. Cole is shown seated at a table with a quill in his right hand, and dressed in clerical attire.

Written below the photograph are the words "The Reverend Arthur Baker MA (Oxford). Third Vicar of St Paul's 1856-1860. Scholar: Wadham Coll. BA 1837. MA 1841. D[eacon] 1838 P[riest] 1839 (London). Died 1866."

Michael Blain describes Baker as "a stormy petrel and intelligent Ritualist." Baker was at the centre of a cause celebre in 1858, after he was publicly beaten with a riding-whip by Nelson merchant George Schroder, who accused Baker of indecently assaulting his twelve-year-old daughter. The resulting court case was the subject of Jeremy Finn's article "The Schoolgirl and the Horse-Whipped Parson: an account of an early New Zealand cause celebre," Australian Journal of Legal History 9 (2005).
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Medium and Materials

photographic paper, cardboard, paper, wood

Measurements

335 x 264 x 23 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

clergy

Subject and Association Keywords

vicars

Subject and Association Keywords

Arthur Baker

Object number

WCSP.53

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