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James C. Baker was pastor of Trinity Church (Methodist Episcopal) in Urbana, Illinois who worked to oust John A. Patten from his influential position in the church, and to stop the sale of Patten's medicine.
John A. Patten manufactured Wine of Cardui, a nostrum composed of a mixture that was alleged to be 29 per cent alcohol.
The collection contains correspondence, letters to the Editor, clippings, and a scrapbook regarding Baker's attempts to oust Patten from his position of influence and stop the sale of his medicine
Correspondence includes letters from/regarding an Illinois Conference and letters to the editor. There is a section of clippings and a scrapbook regarding Patton.
[Identification of item], James Chamberlain Baker papers, Ax 114, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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