diary

Document/Book

Accession Number
2008.001.001
Description
A lined diary type book with pencil attached.
Narrative
This journal contains Laura Mary Dunsmuir's intimate thoughts, a description of her activities, an assemblage of family photographs, pressed flowers, used dance cards, and old cigarette butts with associated stories. As a whole, the journal nicely encapsulates the life of a young, affluent Dunsmuir granddaughter during the period that Joan Dunsmuir lived at Craigdarroch.
History of Use
This journal was created by Laura May Dunsmuir while attending Trafalgar Institute in Montreal in 1898-99.

This book was given to The Castle Society in 2008 while Curator Bruce Davies was visiting the donor’s home in Staplefield, UK. The donor was the granddaughter of Laura Mary Dunsmuir and Sir Arthur Bromley. Laura Mary Dunsmuir was a daughter of James and Laura Dunsmuir and hence a granddaughter of Joan and Robert Dunsmuir. 
Date
1898 – 1899
Dimensions
20.6 cm x 17.5 cm
Material
Paper; Paper, cardboard
Inscription
Laura M. Dunsmuir Traflagar Institute 83 Simpson St. Montreal June 6th 1899
Country of Origin
Canada

Related person/business/organization
Laura Mary (May) Dunsmuir (owner)
Related Association
Burleith (was used in)