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archival descriptions
CA RRU 025-002-1 · Series · ca. 1890-1960, predominant 1908-1940
Part of K. McCann

The photographs cover a period from the late 1800’s up to the 1960’s. They include images of Hatley Castle, designed by Samuel Maclure, the Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and the Rose Garden and surrounding grounds designed by the Boston landscape architectural firm of Brett and Hall. Buildings on the property include the stables, garage, tennis courts, barns and a Lord and Burnham designed greenhouse. There are also many images of Dunsmuir family members, friends, visitors to Hatley Park and other properties, and trips to other destinations. These people and locations are not always identified.

CA RRU 025-002-2 · Series · ca. 1890-1965, predominant 1908-1940
Part of K. McCann

The signed Crimson Paradise brochure is from the premiere of the film in Victoria on December 14, 1933. Kathleen (Dunsmuir) Humphreys helped finance and acted in the Kenneth Bishop film.
The 25 page Maynard auction catalogue lists the contents of Hatley Park that were for sale during the week long auction, June 1-6, 1939.
The Dolaura visitors book for the Dunsmuir family yacht was started in June of 1908. Although the family owned the yacht until 1920, the book fell out of use after 1911 until it was revived as the visitors book for Dola (Dunsmuir) Cavendish's home, also known as Dolaura. Names in this section of the book date from 1942-1965.