Baker ChocolateWalter Baker & Co., Baker’s Chocolate and Cocoa
John Hannon began manufacturing chocolate in Lower Mills in 1765. In 1780 Dr. James Baker purchased Hannon’s interest and established the Baker Chocolate Company, later to be named Walter Baker and Company. The firm was owned and managed by Baker family descendants until the late nineteenth century, when it was syndicated.
Baker Chocolate Bibliography
Account of the Manufacture and Use of Cocoa and Chocolate in Ancient and Modern Times, Together with Copious Recipes … Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., 1876.
A Calendar of Walter Baker & Company, Inc. and Its Times, 1765-1940. (New York: General Foods Corporation, 1940).
Chapple, Joe M. “The House that Baker Built.” National Magazine, 24 (June, 1096)
Chocolate Plant and Some of Its Products. (Dorchester, 1890).
Cocoa and Chocolate. A Short History of Their Production and Use. Revised Edition. (Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., Limited, 1910).
Cocoa and Chocolate. A Short History of Their Production and Use. Revised Edition. (Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., Limited, 1917).
Description of the Educational Exhibit of Cocoa and Chocolate. (Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., 1916).
How to Make Chocolate Candy, Caramels, Fudge, Creams, Bonbons, etc., from Walter Baker & Co.s Chocolate. (Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., 1900).
Oakes, Elinor F. “Baker’s Chocolate: The Making of a Name.” Historical Journal of Massachusetts. Vol. IX, no. , June 1981. (Westfield, MA, 1981), 29-40.
Pullar, Elizabeth. “Bakers Chocolate Souvenirs and Premiums.” Spinning Wheel, March 1979.
“The Romance of Chocolate.” Industry 12 (February 1947) 29-32. (Walter Baker Company)
Sammarco, Anthony M. The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009).
Sweet History: Dorchester and the Chocolate Factory. (Bostonian Society, 2005)
“Walter Baker and Company.” Industry 2 (November 1936) 9-11.
Dorchester and the Chocolate Factory
Recipe Pamphlets published by Walter Baker & Co.
An Account of the Manufacture and Use of Cocoa and Chocolate. (1876).
Chocolate Receipts. (1880).
Choice Receipts by Miss Parloa. (1893).
Choice Recipes by Miss Parloa and Miss Burr. (1899).
Walter Baker & Co.’s Chocolate and Cocoa. (1900).
Choice Recipes. Cover-title: Choice Recipes. Title-page: Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes by Miss Parloa. Home Made Candy Recipes by Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill.(1913.
Choice Recipes for the Use of Baker’s Ground Sweet Chocolate. (Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., 1916).
Delicious Cold Drinks and Desserts for Hot Weather. (1917).
Famous Recipes for Baker’s Chocolate and Breakfast Cocoa. (1928).
The Secrets of Dippwing with Baker’s Dot Chocolate. (1928).
Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate: A Treasury of Flavor-Tested Recipes. (General Foods Corporation, ca. 1940).
Baker’s Favorite Chocolate Recipes. A Handbook of Chocolate Cookery. (General Foods, 1943).
34 Dot Chocolate Candy Recipes Made with Baker’s Dot Chocolate. (New York: General Foods Corp., 1948).
Baker’s Famous Chocolate Frostings Made Easy. (White Plains, NY: General Foods Corporation, 1967).