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Lady Aberdeen collection.
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A ballad of Cape Breton.

File consists of one ts. (original, 22 pp.) A ballad of Cape Breton, by Helen Creighton. Ms. note indicates the item was "presented to the Lady Aberdeen Library to accompany Songs & Ballads from Nova Scotia by Helen Creighton."

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

At home day card.

One at home card indicated that Lady Aberdeen would be at home between the hours of 3:30 and 6 pm on Saturdays in January, February and March. The card also indicates that skating and tobogganing would be available.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Christmas greetings from the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen.

File consists of Christmas greetings from the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen addressed to Miss Milne. The greeting consists of a card and a botanical specimen from Haddo House. Also includes two items of correspondence regarding the donation of the item.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Correspondence re photographs.

File consists of four items of correspondence regarding photographs in the Lady Aberdeen collection. The correspondents include: Dr. Cleghorn, Elizabeth Long, Bob, Edna Cleghorn.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Correspondence to E.A. Filene.

One item of correspondence from Lady Aberdeen to Edward Albert Filene. In the letter Lady Aberdeen seeks advice from Filene about how to increase support in America for England's efforts in the First World War.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Installation of Lord Aberdeen.

One address book kept by Lady Aberdeen listing those who attended the installation of Lord Aberdeen as Governor General of Canada.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Invitation to May Queen party.

Invitation from Lady Aberdeen to the Misses [Macca] to a party on May Day Eve for the maidens of Ottawa to elect a May Queen.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Lady Aberdeen Library on the History of Women.

Included are some 1400 items which document the history of women through biographies and memoirs, literature, historical works, and records of women's organizations in Canada and elsewhere. Highlights among the older works in the collection include an 1852 edition of Roughing it in the Bush, by Susanna Moodie; the 1879 edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe; and the 1836 edition of The Backwoods of Canada, by Catherine Parr Traill.

The University of Waterloo has issued a catalogue of the collection: A Catalogue of the Lady Aberdeen Library on the History of Women in the University of Waterloo Library, compiled by Jane Britton (Waterloo, Ont.: University of Waterloo Library, 1982).

Lady Aberdeen collection.

Collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, clippings, etc. concerning Lady Aberdeen and the National Council of Women of Canada's gift to the University of Waterloo Library.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Photocopy of minutes of the founding meeting of the Vernon and District Council of Women.

File consists of a presentation photocopy of the minutes of the founding meeting of the Vernon and District Council of Women, convened in Vernon, British Columbia on the 5th and 22nd days of October, 1895, by their excellencies the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen. The photocopy was presented in 1963.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Portraits of Royal women.

File consists of engravings and photographs of various Royal women including: Catarina Borbonia, Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Princess Charlotte, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Caroline of Brunswick, Charlotte Augusta, Jane Seymour, Anne Bullen, Princess Beatrice, Mary I, The Duchess of Gloucester, Queen Ann, Princess Louise of Wales, Queen Victoria, The Princess of Wales, Mary Stuart.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Scrapbook #1.

File consists of one scrapbook relating to Lord and Lady Aberdeen. Listing of items in scrapbook: p.3R: International Council of Women biography of Lady Aberdeen; p. 4R: Bulletin of the International Council of Women from 1936 with article by Lady Aberdeen; P. 5R: President's address to I.C.W. delegates at plenary council meeting in 1936, by Lady Aberdeen; P. 5V: Lady Aberdeen's farewell address as president of the I.C.W., 1936, also a copy of a photograph taken by Lady Aberdeen showing a rainbow over Lake Geneva; P.6R: A web of memories, an address given by Lady Aberdeen in 1937; P7R: President's letter by Lady Aberdeen from the 1935 I.C.W. Bulletin; P.8R: How the I.C.W. accepted the principle of international arbitration from 1938; P.9R: Lady Aberdeen to entertain famous women article from 1939; P.10R: The National Council of Women by A.M. Going from 1931; P.11R and P.11V: The National Council of Women from Chatelaine, 1931; P.12R: The Daily Colonist from 1964 article on Lady Aberdeen; P.12V: article with excerpts from Lady Aberdeen's diary by James K. Nesbitt; P.13R: National Council of Women newsletter excerpt from 1965; P.14R: Farewell of the Ottawa Local Council of Women to Her Excellency The Countess of Aberdeen, 1898; P.15R; Women in Canadian history article on Lady Aberdeen from the Globe and Mail, 1963; P.16R: Winnipeg Free Press article on Lady Aberdeen from 1967; P.17R: Lady Aberdeen article from Winnipeg Tribune; P.18R: Article on Ethel Chadwick, whose mother was a friend of Lady Aberdeen and on Lady Aberdeen being rescued from a river; P.19R: A history of the May Court Club of Ottawa; P.20R: article on a ball at the May Court Club, 1967; p.21R: article on a musical about Lady Aberdeen; P.22R: article on Lady Aberdeen from the Gazette, 1962; P.23R: Christmas card of a sketch by Lady Aberdeen sent from her and Lord Aberdeen, 1929; P.24R Christmas card of a sketch by Lady Aberdeen sent from her and Lord Aberdeen, 1930; P.25R Christmas card of a sketch by Lady Aberdeen sent from her and Lord Aberdeen, 1932; P.26R: Christmas card of a sketch by Lady Aberdeen sent from her and Lord Aberdeen, 1933 also Christmas card from 1935; P.27R: Christmas card of a sketch by Lady Aberdeen sent from her and Lord Aberdeen, 1937 and 1938; P.28R: address presented to The Countess of Aberdeen in the Senate Chamber after the prorogation of Parliament, 1898; P.27-28: The Saturday Globe article on decorative Canadian plates, 1897; P.29R: Article on Lady Aberdeen from the Winnipeg Free Press, 1928; P.30R: Bulletin of the I.C.W. with article on Lady Aberdeen for her 80th birthday, 1937; P.30V: Article on the centenary of the birth of Lady Aberdeen, 1957; P.31R: Photograph of the memorial plaque to Lady Aberdeen in the International Peace Garden; P.32R: The Associated Country Women of the World Lady Aberdeen Scholarship information, 1960, article on the future of the Associated Country Women of the World, 1959; P.32V: Article on the first Lady Aberdeen Scholar who is working in Uganda, 1962; p.35R: The Country Woman article on the Lady Aberdeen scholarship, 1962; P.34R: Booklet on the Lady Aberdeen Library on the history of women, 1967; P.36R: Photograph of a paperweight given to Lady Aberdeen by Harriet Boomer; P.37R: Information on the I.C.W. presidential chain of office; P.38V: three items of correspondence from Lady Aberdeen addressed to Mrs. Shortt, 1916, 1920, 1932; P.39R: four items of correspondence from Lady Aberdeen to Mrs. Shortt, Winifred, and Mrs. Culton, 1934; P.40R: Poem by Mary Aldis given in a speech by Lady Aberdeen, 1915; p.41R: Article by Lady Aberdeen on the last fifty years, 1927; P.42R: Fifty years of liberalism by Lady Aberdeen, 192-; P.43R: I.C.W. Bulletin article on Lady Aberdeen, 1937.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

Scrapbook #2.

File consists of one scrapbook relating to the life of Lady and Lord Aberdeen. Listing of items in scrapbook: Framed albumen photograph of Lady Aberdeen; p.5R: Article on Lady Aberdeen from Weekend Magazine, 1964; P.5V: continuation of article; P.6R: continuation of article; P.6V: continuation of article; P.7R: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1915; P.7V: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the Winnipeg Free Press, 1915; P.8R: Article on Lady Aberdeen from The Spotlight, 1925; p.9R: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Aberdeen Press and Journal, 1927; P.10R: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen from The Evening Standard, 1927; P.10: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen's wedding from The Evening News, 1927; P.12R: Souvenir booklet and photograph from the golden wedding anniversary of Lord and Lady Aberdeen, 1927; P.12V: Article on the golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen and the wedding gift to them from the I.C.W. 1927; P.13R: Articles on jubilee gifts for Lord and Lady Aberdeen, 1927; P.14R: Article on the golden wedding anniversary of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the People's Journal, 1927; P.14V: Article on Lord Aberdeen being honoured from the People's Journal, 1927; P.15R: Tribute to Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Irish Independent, 1927; P.15V: Article on the golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Irish Independent, 1927; P.16R: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the Aberdeen Press, 1927; P.17R: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the Gazette, 1927; P.18R: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from the People's Journal, 1927; P.19R: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Aberdeen Journal, 1927; P.19V: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Aberdeen Press, 1927; P.20R: Article on golden wedding of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from Aberdeen Press, 1927; P.21R: I.C.W. Bulletin article on Lord Aberdeen at the time of his death, 1934; P.22R: Article on the funeral of Lord Aberdeen from the Aberdeen Bon-Accord and Northern Pictorial, 1934; P.23R: Article on death of Lady Aberdeen from The Globe, 1939; P.24R: Article on the death of Lady Aberdeen from The Globe, 1939; P.25R: Article on the death of Lady Aberdeen from the Aberdeen Bon-Accord and Northern Pictorial, 1939; P.26R: Greetings from Lady Aberdeen to friends in the N.C.W.; P.27R: The Dominion Illustrated images of Lady and Lord Aberdeen and Highfield, 1890; P.27V: The Dominion Illustrated image of the Aberdeen family; P.28R: Image of Lord and Lady Aberdeen from The Countrywoman; P.29R: Photograph of Lady Aberdeen, 1900; P.29V: Photograph postcard of Lord and Lady Aberdeen, signed by Lady Aberdeen, 1906; p.30R: Photograph of Lady Aberdeen with a ms. note reading "In remembrance of the I.C.W. at Toronto June 1909 and with sincere thanks from Ishbel Aberdeen."; P.30V: Portrait illustration of Lady Aberdeen by D. Trifilis, 1917; P.31R: Photograph of Lord and Lady Aberdeen getting into a car in Ottawa, 1916; P.31V: Two newspaper images of Lord and Lady Aberdeen on their golden wedding anniversary, 1927; P.32R: Three clippings and one postcard of images of Lord and Lady Aberdeen; P.32V: Photo reproduction of Lady Aberdeen; P.33R: Clipping of image of Lady Aberdeen at McEwan Hall, 1933; P.33V: Three clippings of images of Lord and Lady Aberdeen; P.34R: Photograph of Lord and Lady Aberdeen's visit to the Aberdeen Mutual Benefit Association at the Government Printing Bureau, 1916; P.34V: Two group photographs of members of the N.C.W.; P.35R: Clipping of I.C.W. delegates in Brussels, 1935; P.37R: Article on Lord and Lady Aberdeen's fiftieth wedding anniversary from the People's Journal, 1927; P.37V: Three clippings showing the grounds and interior of House of Cromar where Lord and Lady Aberdeen lived; P.38R: Souvenir of the House of Cromar postcard set, 1934; P.39V: Article on Haddo House from the Scottish Field, 1958; P.40R: Article on Haddo House from the Scottish Field, 1961.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks