Robert Bailey

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. Bear, James A. Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds. Jefferson's Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997, 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.

Tag this

None
Login or register to tag items

Add comment

Login or register to post comments