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Blake, Lady Edith, 1845-1926 (wife of Sir Henry Blake)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1845 - 1926

Biography

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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Fonds

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

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8423
Scope and Contents

Typescript.

Dates: 1900
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