Afficher la description archivistique

Pièce BLT 2/3 - Note from Thomas Blaikie regarding payment to James Lee
Rapports

Fait partie de Thomas Blaikie collection

Zone d'identification

Code de référence

GB235 BLT/BLT 2/BLT 2/3

Intitulé

Note from Thomas Blaikie regarding payment to James Lee

Date(s)

  • 1793-01-01 (Production)

Niveau de description

Pièce

Importance matérielle et support

Handwritten note on one sheet of paper.

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener (1751-1838)

Notice biographique

Thomas Blaikie was born in 1751 in Corstorphine, the son of a market gardener. It is suggested he may have been a student gardener at RBGE and possibly then worked at Kew, the Hammersmith nursery and Upton House in East Ham for Dr John Fothergill. He was engaged jointly by Dr Fothergill and Dr William Pitcairn to undertake a plant collecting trip in the Swiss Alps from April to December 1775. In September 1776 James Lee of the Hammersmith Nursery engaged Blaikie to provide plants for the Comte de Lauraguais and he was subsequently employed to work on the Comte’s garden in Normandy. From 1778 he was employed in the gardens at Bagatelle by the Comte D’Artois, the youngest brother of Louis XVI and future Charles X. He also worked at St Leu, Monceau and Le Raincy for the Duc de Chartres (who later became Duc D’Orleans and then Philippe Égalité) and undertook a number of private commissions. It is also thought that he was involved in making alterations to the gardens at Malmaison.

Blaikie is credited with introducing the English style of gardening and British gardeners to France, where his method of grafting came to be known as ‘graffe Blaikie’. He died at his house on the rue de Vignes in Paris in 1838. His diaries covering the period 1775 to 1792 were published in 1931, entitled ‘Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court at the end of the Eighteenth Century’.

Institution de conservation

Histoire archivistique

Modalités d'entrée

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Présentation du contenu

Handwritten note, initialled by Thomas Blaikie noting trees, shrubs and plants supplied by James Lee at Hammersmith and giving assurances regarding payment.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accruals

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Open for consultation on appointment with the archivist.

Conditions de reproduction

Permission for reproduction is required from RBGE.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Very fragile, requiring extremely careful handling.

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Zone des notes

Points d'accès

Points d'accès sujets

Points d'accès lieux

Points d'accès Noms

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service responsable de la description

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Niveau d'élaboration

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

Langue(s)

Écriture(s)

Sources

Accession area

Actions