John Bailey collection Finding Aid
The John Bailey Collection is organized thematically into five series: Series 1: Clerk of the House, Series 2: Justice of the Peace, Series 3: Reform School of the District of Columbia, Series 4: Currency, and Additional Material. While the inclusive dates range from 1797-1925, the bulk of the material is from the 1850s-1880s. Due to the overlapping appointments of Bailey across his lifetime the collection is arranged thematically. The material included in this collection reflects Bailey's career as a public official. Several certificates and official appointments make up a large proportion of the collection. The included correspondences largely take an administrative tone, the majority of which are drawn from his time as Clerk of the House. Some correspondences, newspaper articles, and certificates are physically housed in an oversized box and oversized drawer.