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title Dalvay Remembered
creator Benjamin, Harry S.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>While Alexander McDonald was<br />vacationing at the Acadia Hotel,<br />the story goes, he was taken for a drive<br />through the countryside. As the carriage<br />topped a rise* McDonald asked his host<br />to stop the horses. He pointed to a strip<br />of land bordering the North Shore and<br />said he would like to purchase it He did,<br />and here, on the highest point in the centre<br />of the plot, he built his magnificent<br />summer home.<br />Everywhere they travelled, the<br />McDonalds purchased articles they<br />admired for their Island home. Some very<br />fine pieces of furniture were also purchased<br />from old British families living in<br />Charlottetown. The family commissioned<br />a Mrs. Bryenton of Brackley Point to hook<br />a rug for their dining room floor. The centre<br />of the rug was deep rose, and it had a<br />scroll design around the border. The rug<br />was so large it had to be hooked in sections*<br />Mrs. Bryenton was paid by the yard,<br />and it was said that she received a considerable<br />sum of money for her work.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-467
source 35
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Dalvay Remembered
creator Benjamin, Harry S.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>While Alexander McDonald was<br />vacationing at the Acadia Hotel,<br />the story goes, he was taken for a drive<br />through the countryside. As the carriage<br />topped a rise* McDonald asked his host<br />to stop the horses. He pointed to a strip<br />of land bordering the North Shore and<br />said he would like to purchase it He did,<br />and here, on the highest point in the centre<br />of the plot, he built his magnificent<br />summer home.<br />Everywhere they travelled, the<br />McDonalds purchased articles they<br />admired for their Island home. Some very<br />fine pieces of furniture were also purchased<br />from old British families living in<br />Charlottetown. The family commissioned<br />a Mrs. Bryenton of Brackley Point to hook<br />a rug for their dining room floor. The centre<br />of the rug was deep rose, and it had a<br />scroll design around the border. The rug<br />was so large it had to be hooked in sections*<br />Mrs. Bryenton was paid by the yard,<br />and it was said that she received a considerable<br />sum of money for her work.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-467
source 35
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>