Bailey, Robert

Robert Bailey (d.1804) was a Scottish gardener hired by Thomas Jefferson to work at Monticello for three years. During Jefferson's presidency, Bailey worked as a gardener at the President's House in Washington, D.C.

Primary Source References[1]

1794 February 11. "Agreed with Bailey to serve me as Gardener for L15 a year & 500 lb. pork, with bread for his family."[2]

1794 February 17. "Bailey commences his work."[3]

1794 April 16. "delivd. Bailey 53. lb. bacon."[4]

1794 June 22. "Bailey receives 23. lb. bacon."[5]

1794 July 23. "Bailey receives 50. lb. bacon."[6]

1794 October 23. "Pd. Mr. Bailey 27/9."[7]

1794 November 15. "charge Robert Bailey my note of this day to Flem. & Mclanahan for goods."[8]

1794 December 23. "Paid Mr. Bailey on account 30/."[9]

1795 February 24. "pd. Mr. Bailey balance of year's work on settlement L8-4. I gave him L20. the ensuing year."[10]

1795 December 25. "pd. Mr. Bailey L2-4-9."[11]

1795 December 30. "pd. Mr. Bailey L44/9."[12]

1796 March 7. "pd. Mr. Bailey on acct. 7.D."[13]

1796 May 3. "pd. Mr. Bailey for expences to Staunton 6.D."[14]

1796 May 5. "recd. back from Mr. Bailey of the money for expences 16/2."[15]

1796 June 18. "Pd. Mr. Bailey on acct. 15.D."[16]

1796 August 1. "gave Robert Bailey order on Flem. & Mclan. for 30/."[17]

1796 November 12. "settled with Mr. Bailey for the year 1795. balance due him L9-13-9."[18]

1796 December 26. "pd. Mr. Bailey 2.D."[19]

1805 March 6. "pd. Mrs. Bailey for 80. trees 15.D."[20]

Footnotes

  1. Please note that this list should not be considered comprehensive.
  2. MB, 2:913.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid, 2:914.
  5. Ibid, 2:917.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid, 2:920.
  8. Ibid, 2:921.
  9. Ibid, 2:923.
  10. Ibid, 2:925.
  11. Ibid, 2:935.
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid, 2:937.
  14. Ibid, 2:939.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid, 2:942.
  17. Ibid, 2:944.
  18. Ibid, 2:948.
  19. Ibid, 2:951.
  20. Ibid, 2:1141.

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