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Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener
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Thomas Blaikie accounts book 'Comptes Particulier de B'

One green vellum bound notebook containing accounts for customers arranged by surname. A number of pages have been removed. The earliest entry is January 1789 and latest is June 1822.

Contains a loose handwritten note compiled in 2003 detailing the missing pages and method of their removal and noting that it was faxed to Pat Taylor. (Box 2)

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

Thomas Blaikie collection

  • GB235 BLT
  • Fonds
  • 1769 - 1890

The collection dates between 1769 and c2003 and comprises:

  • 3 notebooks including financial records, language studies and diaries;
  • 17 pieces of correspondence and handwritten notes;
  • a printed compendium of Swiss flora;
  • a copy of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress;
  • 4 prints of notable 18th century French figures; and
  • two photographs of items which belonged to Blaikie's family.

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

Thomas Blaikie correspondence

Green vellum file, annotated ‘Claims upon the French Government by Thos. Blaikie’, containing 17 handwritten letters and notes by and to Blaikie, mainly in relation to losses incurred during the French Revolution. These include correspondence with the Office of Commissioners for Claims on France, James Lee at the Hammersmith nursery and the Foreign Office. The papers date from 1791 to 1890. (Box 1)

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

Thomas Blaikie diary 1775-1781

Diary covering the period 1775 to 1781 including an account of a collecting trip in the Swiss Alps and a list of plants collected and sent to Fothergill and Pitcairn from Bourdigny in November 1775. The first page has been cut out.

Contains a loose and undated handwritten note in English and French on particular dates and points in Blaikie's life including residence, age and date of death. (Box 1)

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener