Wordless Wednesday~An Award from Lady Aberdeen

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Photo Album belonging to Mary Bella Watson
The photo album belonged to my Great Grandmother Mary Isabella Watson, a prize from the Haddo House and Lady Aberdeen in 1883 when she was  of 17.


Early in her married life Lady Aberdeen started the Haddo House Association, which was founded on democratic principles and aimed at a system of personal self-culture. Her own servants were induced to join and to take part in classes for singing, drawing, and wood-carving, and to attend lectures and concerts arranged especially for them.

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