Founded 1893 in Toronto; member of the International Council of Women; federation of nationally organized societies and local and provincial councils of women; founding members included Dominion Women’s Suffrage Association; adopted suffrage platform 1910.
Veronica Strong-Boag, The Parliament of Women: the National Council of Women of Canada (Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1976).
Naomi Griffiths, The Splendid Vision: Centennial History of the National Council of Women, 1893-1993 (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993).
Marjorie Norris, A Leaven of Ladies: a History of the Calgary Local Council of Women (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1995).
Catherine L. Cleverdon, The Woman Suffrage Movement in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974).
Carol Lee Bacchi, Liberation Deferred?: The Ideas of the English-Canadian Suffragists, 1877-1918 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983).
Born 1857 London, England; died 1939 Aberdeen, Scotland; supporter of local government franchise for women in 1880s; publicly endorsed women suffrage in 1909 at Toronto meeting of the International Council of Women ; feminist activist and social reformer; presidencies included the English and Scottish Women’s Liberal Associations, the National Council of Women of Canada, and the International Council of Women.
Marjorie Pentland, A Bonnie Fechter: the life of Ishbel Marjoribanks, Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair, G.B.E., LL.D., J.P., 1857 to 1939 (London: B.T. Batsford, 1952)
Doris French, Ishbel and the Empire: A Biography of Lady Aberdeen (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1988),
Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, The Musings of a Scottish Granny (London: Heath Cranton Ltd., 1936),
Maureen Keene, Ishbel: Lady Aberdeen in Ireland (Colourpoint Books, 1999).
Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair and John Middleton, Through Canada with a Kodak (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994)
Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, Journal of Lady Aberdeen: the Okanagan Valley in the Ninties (Victoria, BC: Morriss, 1986).
John and Ishbel Gordon, Marquis and Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, “We Twa”: Reminiscences of Lord and Lady Aberdeen (London: W. Collins Sons & Co., 1925), 2 v.
The Petticoat Expeditions (Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 1997); dvd and video.