Collection - Thomas L. Blake collection

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Thomas L. Blake collection

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  • Textual record

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  • Reproduced in 1977, (originally created 1883-1890) (Creation)
    Blake, Thomas L.

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1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Thomas L. Blake (1843-1935), was born in Hamilton Inlet, Labrador on 22 March 1843, the son of William Blake Jr. and Lydia (Brooks) Blake. Thomas had never been to school and was taught to read and write by his mother who had been taught by her father, Ambrose Brooks. Thomas was married four times. He kept a diary detailing life and social conditions in Labrador from 1883-1890. Thomas spent time in Nova Scotia where he attended day school. Later he taught night school in Labrador at Lester's Point. Throughout his life Thomas Blake was a trapper and a fisherman. He died 2 October 1935.

Custodial history

Records were copied and donated by Flora Baikie in 1977.

Scope and content

The collection consists of a typescript of a diary of Thomas L. Blake covering the period from 1893-1890. Collection also includes a photocopy of Blake's handwritten original diary.

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  • English

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Originals in possession of the Baikie Family.

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No restrictions on access.

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Created - May 11, 2013

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  • English

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