George Melville Baker
George Melville Baker (1832–1890) was a playwright and publisher in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. He worked for Lee & Shepard publishers, then opened his own imprint. "George M. Baker & Co." issued works by authors such as Henry M. Baker, F.E. Chase, and Herbert Pelham Curtis. Baker's company ceased in 1885, succeeded by his brother's "Walter H. Baker & Co." George Baker also performed with comedian Henry C. Barnabee, appearing in "lyceum entertainments" in New England. He belonged to the Mercantile Library Association. He married Emily Bowles in 1858; children included novelist Emilie Loring, playwright Rachel Baker Gale, and screenwriter Robert Melville Baker.
- WorldCat. Chase, F. E. (Frank Eugene) 1857-1920
- Publishers' Weekly, Oct. 31, 1885
- Publishers' Weekly, Oct. 25, 1890
- "Obituary: George M. Baker." The American Bookseller, v.28, no.9, Nov. 1, 1890
- Baker, George Melville (1865), A valedictory poem delivered before the "members' course" of the Mercantile Library Association, Boston: John Wilson and son, OCLC 13168012
- "Obituary: George M. Baker." Publishers' Weekly, Oct. 25, 1890
- Baker, George Melville (1871), The social stage: original dramas, comedies, burlesques, and entertainments ..., Boston: Lee & Shepard
- George Melville Baker (1873), Gentlemen of the jury, Boston: G. M. Baker & Co.
- Baker, George Melville (1873), The Boston Dip, Boston: G.M. Baker & Co., OCLC 6481889
- Poison: a farce, as performed by the Hasty Pudding Club of Harvard University, Boston: George M. Baker and Co., 1882
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- Portrait of George M. Baker
- Portrait of Albert Baker (1810-1874). "Printer [in Boston]. Father of Walter H. Baker and George Melville Baker"
- Baker, George Melville. A Mysterious Disappearance at Project Gutenberg