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Loewen Sisters at quarantine fence at their home, Rockwood, on the Gorge

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-99
  • Item
  • 1895-1900
  • Part of K. McCann

This photo in the Dunsmuir collection is not the Dunsmuirs under quarantine, but friends of theirs. The sign on the fence reads:
“Scarlet Fever- This house quarantined until Oct. 31 by order of George Duncan.”
There was a small outbreak of scarlet fever in the fall of 1895, the possible timing of this photo. At the time, the city health officer, Dr. George H. Duncan, was praised for his swift action to contain the outbreak of contagious disease.
The women pictured are five of the six daughters of Joseph and Eva Loewen, who lived in a home called Rockwood on the Gorge waterway. They were not far from the Dunsmuirs, who in 1895 were living at their grand home on the Gorge, Burleith. The Loewen and Dunsmuir girls were friends and often played together on sports teams and performed in local concerts, several of them being accomplished musicians.
The Loewens sold Rockwood in 1908 and the house soon became associated with scarlet of a different kind. The new owner, Estella Carroll, was better known locally as “the Rockwood Madam” where she operated a house of ill-repute. The Dunsmuirs by this time were living at Government House and awaiting completion of their new home at Hatley Park.

Queen Mary, Duchess of Cornwall, visiting Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-18
  • Item
  • September, 1901
  • Part of K. McCann

In September 1901, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York (later King George V and Queen Mary) visited Victoria during their 1901 tour of Canada. The Duchess spent time with Laura Dunsmuir and visited Burleith. James Dunsmuir was Premier of the province at this time.

sternwheeler on the water, Atlin, BC.

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-158
  • Item
  • 1901
  • Part of K. McCann

The building on the left advertises White Pass and Yukon Route, a rail route completed in 1900. Photo probably by AC Hirschfeld. Taken in Atlin. BC.
James Dunsmuir travelled to Atlin in August 1901 as part of the provincial govt's Atlin Committee investigating mining licenses to aliens, among other things

group at a mine shaft.

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-157
  • Item
  • 1901
  • Part of K. McCann

Caption reads: societe miniere de la colombie britannique. Boulder Creek, Atlin BC, Aug. 1901. Photo by AC Hirschfeld.
James Dunsmuir travelled to Atlin in August 1901 as part of the provincial govt's Atlin Committee investigating mining licenses to aliens, among other things

Royal party accompanying Duchess of Cornwall on visit to Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-19
  • Item
  • September, 1901
  • Part of K. McCann

In September 1901, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York (later King George V and Queen Mary) visited Victoria during their 1901 tour of Canada. The Duchess spent time with Laura Dunsmuir and visited Burleith. James Dunsmuir was Premier of the province at this time.

Young James (Boy) Dunsmuir with a horse

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-45
  • Item
  • 1901-1904
  • Part of K. McCann

James Dunsmuir Jr. is pictured holding the reins of a small horse. He is stood in front of some stables, which could be government house in Victoria or the Dunsmuir family home, Burleith.

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