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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.

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 staff at a picnic on a beach.

  • CA RRU 025-008-1-84
  • Item
  • 1913-1920
  • Part of B. Citerley

Hatley Park staff and families are gathered for a picnic, probably at Esquimalt Lagoon beach. Coachman, William Edward John ('Fred') Mann is on the right and Phillip Francis Hayward is on the left holding one of his daughters. At the back of the table is Harry Mann, the youngest son of WEJ and Harriet Mann.

View of pond, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-84
  • 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. This damaged photo shows a view from the Japanese garden across the lower pond.

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.

Phillip Francis Hayward home soon after completion

  • CA RRU 025-008-1-83
  • Item
  • 1910-1915
  • Part of B. Citerley

The gardener's cottage outside the walled garden is one of three identical cottages on the Hatley Park estate. The other two are the footman's cottage to the North East of the castle and the butler's cottage by the lagoon on the east side of the creek that runs through the property.

Selden Humphreys in a wheelchair near Neptune Steps, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-83
  • Item
  • 1918-1929
  • Part of K. McCann

Arthur Selden Humphreys, married to Kathleen Dunsmuir from 1915 to 1930, occasionally used a cane or a wheelchair. The Neptune Steps and Fountain Court to the north of the castle, visible in the background, were added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

Hatley Park, Italian Garden south side pathway, looking east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-83
  • 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.

Floating wisteria arbour and border flowers, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-82
  • 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.

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