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Japanese Gardens

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Buildings at Hatley Park

When James Dunsmuir purchased the Hatley Park land in 1907, he acquired some surrounding property to expand the estate and hired Samuel Maclure to design the large family home, now known as Hatley Castle. In 1911, unsatisfied with the estate layout, Dunsmuir hired Brett and Hall, a Boston-based landscaping company, to develop the estate and model farm.

Roland Stuart's Hatley Park

The Hatley Park estate was so named in 1889 when the land was purchased by Roland Stuart and Charles St. Aubyn Pearse. The name derives from the ancestral home of the Pearse family in England. Pearse died in 1901 and Stuart had a number of other business partners and tenant farmers who helped manage the estate.

A large fire destroyed the property in 1905 and shortly after, Roland Stuart put the estate up for sale.

Black Album 1

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1
  • File
  • ca. 1908-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Black Album 1 mainly contains images around Hatley Park

Originals

Maclure-era synthetic vellum drawings, likely transparencies, for production of whiteprint architectural drawings for site use.

Originals

Synthetic vellum drawings, likely transparencies, for production of whiteprint architectural drawings for site use.

Family Album: Hatley Park, Fintry, Blakeburn

  • CA RRU 025-011-1.01
  • File
  • ca. 1916-1950
  • Part of N. Atchison

Images in this album show Charlie and Jennie Mann and their daughters, Helen and Joan in various locations throughout BC. However, only images from Hatley Park (ca. 1911-1923) have been made available online.

Note that Charlie's father, William Edward John Mann was often known as Fred, as was Charlie (Charles Frederick). Descriptions here refer to them as WEJ and Charlie to avoid confusion.

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