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Lady Aberdeen (1857-1939)

Lady Aberdeen

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Lady Aberdeen

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Lady Aberdeen

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the long walkway to Rideau Hall
from the corner of Sussex Drive and Rockcliffe Parkway

Coordinates: N 45 26.683 W 75 41.240


Plaque Text

Raised in Scotland, in 1877 Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks married Lord Aberdeen, who was Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898. A formidable and energetic person, she devoted her life to promoting social causes and served for years as president of the International Council of Women. In Canada she founded the National Council of Women, helped establish the Victorian Order of Nurses and headed the Aberdeen Association, which distributed literature to settlers. Lady Aberdeen later organized the Red Cross Society of Scotland and the Women's National Association of Ireland. She died at Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada

Related Toronto plaque
National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC)


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