Edith Blake: Journal of journey in China, Korea and Japan

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A typescript journal of a journey in China, Korea and Japan, 177 pages.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Edith Blake (1845-1926), ne Osborne, was born at Newtown, Anner, Ireland. She eloped with Sir Henry Arthur Blake (1840-1918) of the Royal Irish Constabulary, whom she married, and was disinherited by her landowning family. Henry Blake entered the Colonial Service, and was subsequently Governor of the Bahamas, 1884-1887, Newfoundland, 1887-1889, Jamaica, 1889-1897, Hong Kong, 1897-1903, and Ceylon, 1903-1907. During these postings, Edith painted many watercolours. The couple retired to Youghal, County Cork, where Edith died in 1926.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Henry Bristow, 6 February 1985.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

None.

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