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GORDON, Ishbel Maria   1857-1939

Ishbel Maria Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, was president of the International Council of Women and founded the Canadian Victorian Order of Nurses. Her husband was Governor-General of Canada from 1893 to 1898.

  • Mistresses and maidservants
  • Subjects: servants, relations with employers,

    • 1. Mistresses and maidservants: suggestions towards the increased pleasure and permanence of their domestic relations. By the Right Honourable the Countess of Aberdeen.
      12.5 x 8.5 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-24   2d on cover  
      GB:   *LB  

      This booklet contains the text of two speeches made to the Haddo House Young Women's Improvement Association on prizegiving days. The Association's aims were to draw mistresses and servants together through a common bond of interest, to give girls a "good and helpful interest in life' outside work, to stop the "fashion' among servants of changing situations and "to try to raise the whole moral tone of young women in service'.

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