Title and statement of responsibility area
Thomas L. Blake collection
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the collection
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Reproduced in 1977, (originally created 1883-1890) (Creation)
- Blake, Thomas L.
Physical description area
1 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Originals in possession of the Baikie Family.
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
No restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Finding aid is available.
No further accruals expected.
Standard number area
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Created - May 11, 2013
Language of description