File 30 - Scrapbook #1.

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Scrapbook #1.

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Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair and known as Lady Aberdeen, was born in 1857, the daughter of the first Baron Tweedmouth. She married the first Marquis of Aberdeen in 1877, who became Lord Aberdeen, Governor-General of Canada, in 1893 and remained in that office for the next five years.

Lady Aberdeen was active in philanthropic and educational work along many paths for nearly sixty years. She was president of the International Council of Women for nearly forty years, from 1893-1899, and then again from 1904-1936. She was also president of the Irish Industries Association, the Women's National Health Association of Ireland, and the Onward and Upward Association, and for a number of years she was the chairperson of the Scottish Council for Women's Trades. In Canada, Lady Aberdeen founded the Victorian Order of Nurses and took a leading role in the formation of the National Council of Women of which she was the first president. She died in Scotland in 1939.

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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.

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Note that the scrapbook was dismantled and preserved by the Canadian Conservation Institute in 2015-2016. Original placement of materials has been noted in the accompanying documentation.

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