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Lady Dufferin album [graphic material]. 

File consists of



Place of creation


1 album of graphic material (231 photographs, 3 watercolours).

Scope and content

File consists of a personal album of Lady Dufferin (nee Hariot Rowan Hamilton, 1843-1936) which covers the period when her husband, Lord Dufferin, was Governor General of Canada (1872-1878). It offers insights into life at Rideau Hall and Canadian Victorian Society. Records of official functions are interspersed with personal activities such as winter sports, parties, balls and theatricals of genteel upper-class life. Views include: Rideau Hall, interior, exterior and grounds; Victoria, B.C.; Niagara Falls, Fort William, Ont.; Quebec City, Montreal Que.; Winnipeg, Fort Garry, Man. Subjects include: West Coast Indian peoples and culture, winter sports - tobogganing, skating, sliding, curling, drama at Rideau Hall, Fancy Dress Ball of 1876. Photographs are by Topley, Notman and Frederick Dally, as well as other photographers.
There are 3 watercolours mounted in the album.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 55000/X1 to 55000/X2
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A062-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 4
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1969-195 NPC
1993-346 X DAP

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
Art: copyright expired. Physical access through an art archivist

Photographs: See "Photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number." FA-500 (Paper)

Art: Item-level description in database 90 (Electronic)

Additional information

Custodial history
Acquired from Dufferin and Ava family, Clandeboye, Ireland, via an English agent.


Related control no.

1. 1969-195 NPC
2. 1993-346 X DAP
3. 121-080191-4