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HMCS "Royal Roads"

Print of a drawing of Hatley Castle, south-east view, by Canadian postcard artist Edward Goodall. Copy of signature and "HMCS 'Royal Roads' 1941" underneath image.

Hatley Castle

Original architectural drawings and later copies of original drawings produced by Samuel Maclure for Hatley Castle. In total, these items show eight different architectural drawings of the castle: north, south, east, and west elevations; and cellar and foundation, first, second, and third floor plans.

Hatley Castle from croquet lawn

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. This image is a view from the southwest croquet lawn, likely from the early 1910s.

Hatley Castle from lower pond

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. This image is from the south over the lower pond. The Italian garden is visible on the left side of the photo, and it is a few years after construction as evidenced by the ivy on the building.

Hatley Castle north facade

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 is north view of the building shortly after it was completed.

Hatley Castle north facade

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 is north-east view of the building shortly after it was completed.

Hatley Castle south-east facade

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. This image is south-east view of the building, likely from the early 1910s.

James Dunsmuir family fonds

  • CA RRU 2011.025
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1920

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.

Dunsmuir, James

Royal Roads Military College

  • CA RRU 2011.020
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 1995

The fonds consists of records made or received by DND in the course of operating a series of military and naval training institutions at Hatley Park (Royal Roads Military College and its antecedents). The DND records were transferred to RRU Archives following the dissolution of the Royal Roads Military College in 1995. Record media include paper, 16mm film reels, photographs and graphics.

DND (Department of National Defence)

Royal Roads University Corporate Records

  • CA RRU 2011.015
  • Fonds
  • 1995 - ?

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.

Royal Roads University

Stables & Garage

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.

View of north facade Hatley Castle

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 is a view of the north side of the building shortly after it was completed.