Duff, Louis Blake

Identity area

Type of entity

Authorized form of name

Duff, Louis Blake

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1878-1959

History

Louis Blake Duff was born Bluevale, a village in Huron County near Wingham, on January 1, 1878. He was a school teacher (1896 to 1900), becoming a reporter for The Wingham Times, The Stratford Beacon and The Galt Reporter. He ended up at The Welland Telegraph in 1905, going into partnership with Frank Sears. The paper was sold in 1926. After this Duff organized the Niagara Finance Co. Ltd, eventually selling that as well. He had assembled a large library on the development of printing and the press. He wrote or compiled pamphlets and books bearing the imprint of The Baskerville Press, his own venture, and in The County Kerchief dealt with the history of capital punishment. He was also a public speaker with speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He was also an adjudicator of the Governor-General’s Awards for literature. Among the books he has written and published under the imprint of the Baskerville Press are The Life of Colonel Fred Burnaby, Crowland, Muddiman, the King’s Journalist; Jane Susan Duff, the County Kerchief. He also contributed to a variety of national and international publications. Louis Blake died in 1959.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places