Peter Carpenter Baker (March 22, 1822 - May 19, 1889) was an American publisher active in the mid- to late-19th century. Baker was born in North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. He studied at the Harlem Academy before taking work at a New York bookstore. In 1850, he partnered with Daniel Godwin to form 'Baker and Godwin', specialty printers of law books. In 1865, Baker took on new partners, forming the legal publishing firm Baker, Voorhis, and Co. This firm became prominent in the field and published a large catalog of legal titles. He was one of the founders of the Metropolitan Literary Association. He also edited and published the patriotic Civil War Era periodical Steam Press.

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