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John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair fonds [textual record (chiefly microform), graphic material, sound recording]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.864 m of textual records.
5 microfilm reels negative & positive.
2 photographs b&w.
1 audio disc (3 min).

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, journals, notebook, scrapbooks; subject files, including material on the Aberdeen Association and the National Council of Women; related material; petition; pamphlet entitled: Where Dwells our Lady of the Sunshine and Haddo House Collection, microfilm reels A-823 to A-827. The Haddo House collection, 1883-1898 consists of routine correspondence and other papers relating to Lord Aberdeen's term of office as Governor General. Photographs depict Lord Aberdeen and other dignitaries attending an unidentified funeral, probably in England, 1914. The sound recording consists of a recording of Lord Aberdeen singing Will Ye No Come Back Again on a privately made record, 1929.

Sound recordings
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-824
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-827
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-823
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-825
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-826
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
SC 0590
90: Open
Textual records: microform
90: Open
Microfilm reel
from A-823 to A-827
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright expired.
Sound recording: Restrictions on use and/or reproduction are available from the Manuscript Division.

Textual records The finding aid contains a list of correspondents in volumes 1 to 5, a shelf list for volumes 1 to 31 and a list of contents of microfilm reels. MSS0001 90 (Electronic)

Sound recording: See MISACS for item level description. (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, Governor General, the seventh Earl of Aberdeen and later first Marquess, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at St. Andrews University and Oxford. He entered the House of Lords as a Liberal, and was Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, 1880, and Ireland, 1886, 1905-1915. He was Governor General of Canada, 18 September 1893 - 11 November 1898.

Lady Aberdeen, Ishbell Maria Gordon (1857-1939) founded the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Aberdeen Association, and was the first president of the Canadian National Council of Women.

See: Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985, p. 2; Encyclopedia Canadiana, Vol. 1, p. 34.

Additional information

Material relating to Canada were selected and deposited in the National Archives in 1951 by the Aberdeens' daughter Marjorie, Baroness Pentland.

Availability of other formats note
Lady Aberdeen's journals (Vols. 6 to 12A) are also available on microfilm, reels C-1352 to C-1355A.

Location of originals note
Originals with Scottish Record Office, H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Subject heading

1. Lady Aberdeen - Diaries, 1890-1899 Aberdeen Association, 1893-1905.
2. Lady Aberdeen - Notebooks, Sketchbooks, etc., 1890-1899 Lady Aberdeen, 1890-1939.
3. Women - Canada, 1890-1925 Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ont.), 1894-1927.
4. Women's organizations - Canada, 1893-1925 W.J. Tapley, 1923.
5. Literature - Societies, etc., 1899-1905 Yacht Club of Vancouver (B.C.), 1896.
6. Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian, 1897-1925 Marquis of Lansdown, 1883-1888.
7. Canada - Emigration and immigration, 1894-1927 Valentine Shortis, 1895-1896.
8. Immigrants - Canada, 1894-1927.
9. Associations, institutions, etc., - Canada, 1893-1925.
10. Canada - Officials and employees - Dismissal of, 1894-1927.
11. Labour - Canada, 1894-1927.
12. Missions - Manitoba, 1892-1912.
13. Missionaries - Manitoba, 1892-1923.
14. Metis - Manitoba, 1892-1923.
15. Petitions - British Columbia, 1896.
16. Manitoba School Question, [1892-1912]
17. Capital punishment - Canada, 1895-1896.
18. Separate School Question - Canada, [1892-1912]
19. Prime ministers Canada.
20. Premiers ministres Canada.
21. Politicians Canada.
22. Hommes politiques Canada.
23. King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950.
24. Laurier, Wilfrid, Sir, 1841-1919.
25. Governors general Canada.
26. Gouverneures générales Canada .
27. Politique et gouvernement . Canada
28. Politics and government. Canada
29. National Council of Women.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1968-0032 MISA
2. 1984-210 NPC