Fonds consists of material from the time that James Dunsmuir and his family lived at Hatley Castle. There are approximately 200 photographs of J. Dunsmuir family, Castle, grounds and staff; 1665 black and white photographs copied from Dunsmuir family's own albums; 30 copies of original plans by Maclure (Castle) and Brett and Hall (gardens and grounds); audio recording (poor quality) of interview with Catterall, general contractor involved in construction of Castle; 1 amateur film made to promote Castle for sale in 1938; copy of 2 family geneology databases.
c. May 23 1914. Original architectural drawings and copies of original architectural drawings produced by Brett & Hall and Howland S. Chandler for the stables and garage at Hatley Park. First and second floor plans; north, south, east, and west elevations.
The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909. This photo shows the water wheel and the pathway, and is looking north-east through the garden.
This fonds is the primary repository for records that have enduring historical, corporate or community significance to Royal Roads University. University programs and departments, including staff and student experience, are part of these records. The holdings also include information on the historical buildings and the formal gardens of Hatley Park as they relate to Royal Roads University.