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Maude Dunsmuir (Robin's wife)

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-84
  • Item
  • 1897-1904
  • Part of K. McCann

Maude Shoobert married Robin Dunsmuir in November 1901. Robin was the eldest son of James and Laura Dunsmuir.

Hatley Park, Italian Garden birdbath, looking east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-84
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910. The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

maybe a Dunsmuir silhouette

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-85
  • Item
  • 1895-1905
  • Part of K. McCann

Silhouettes were a common way to capture a portrait before photography was widely used. This silhouette may be Laura Dunsmuir or a friend of the family.

Floating wisteria arbour in bloom, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-85
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.
The picture was taken on the eastern shore of the pond, looking north. The wooden floating wisteria arbour was replaced with a metal structure during the military college era.

woman in a toy car, Italian Garden, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-85
  • Item
  • 1914-1929
  • Part of K. McCann

This toy car is also visible in the B. Citerley fonds, image 1-37, where one of the daughters of gardener, Phillip Francis Hayward, is riding the car in front of the gardener's cottage.

Hatley Park from south with pastures

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-85
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.

When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Hatley Park, birdbaths and urns, Italian Garden from south west corner

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-86
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Hatley Park Italian Garden from west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-87
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Hatley Park Neptune Staircase, from under port-cochere

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-88
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The Neptune Steps and Fountain Court to the north of the castle were added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Interior, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-88
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
This image of a room inside Hatley Castle is likely the bedroom suite on the third floor of the central tower. Initially intended for James Dunsmuir Jr., this large suite was inhabited by Elinor Dunsmuir in the 1930s.

Interior, chest of drawers, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-89
  • Item
  • 1915-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
This image shows a chest of drawers from the third floor bedroom in the central tower of the castle. On the drawers is a portrait of James Dunsmuir Jr. in military uniform and a picture of Laura Dunsmuir. The room was used by Elinor Dunsmuir in the 1930s.

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