Collection APL 008 - Thomas L. Blake collection

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Thomas L. Blake collection

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  • Textual record

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CA Them Days APL 008

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  • 1883-1890, 1977 (Creation)

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1 cm textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Thomas L. Blake (March 22, 1843-October 2, 1935) was born in Hamilton Inlet, Labrador to Lydia (Brooks) and William Blake Jr. He kept a diary detailing life and social conditions in Labrador from 1883-1890. 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 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 and had four wives.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Collection consists of typewritten copy of the diary of Thomas L. Blake kept between 1883 and 1890; and a photocopy of Blake's handwritten original diary.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Records were copied and donated by Flora Baikie in 1977


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Location of originals

Originals in possession of the Baikie family

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No restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Much material in THEM DAYS Archives has copyright protection. Researchers must obtain permission from copyright holders before publication in any form.

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Associated materials

Them Days publications; LIBRARY: "The Diary of Thomas L. Blake 1883-1890"; Blake genealogy file; photograph collection
NOTE: Thomas Blake's diary has been published by Them Days

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No further accruals are expected

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  • English

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