Family Books

Some books written by or about, or containing references to, members of the family. Many of them will be out of print but may be available in libraries or from a dealer in second-hand or antique books.

Aberdeen, Lady Ishbel: Through Canada with a Kodak. White & Co., Edinburgh, 1893. Reprinted 1994, The University of Toronto Press.

Lady Aberdeen: Edward Marjoribanks: Lord Tweedmouth K.T. 1849-1909: Notes and Recollections. Constable and Company Ltd., London, 1909.

Ishbel, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair: The Musings of a Scottish Granny. Heath Cranton Ltd., London, 1936

Lord and Lady Aberdeen: We Twa. W. Collins & Sons & Co. Ltd., London, 1925. (Two volumes.) (Memoirs.)

Lord and Lady Aberdeen: More Cracks With We Twa. Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1929 (Memoirs.)

Barker, Dudley: Prominent Edwardians. Atheneum, New York, 1969. (Includes an account of Edward Marjoribanks’s tenure as First Lord of the Admiralty.)

Benson, E.F.: The Kaiser and English Relations. Longmans Green, London, 1936. (Edward Marjoribanks as First Lord of the Admiralty and his correspondence with the German Kaiser.)

Drummond, James (ed.): Onward and Upward. Extracts from the magazine of the Onward and Upward Association, Founded by Lady Aberdeen for the Material, Mental and Moral Education of Women. Foreword by June Gordon (Lady Pentland.) Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, 1983.

French, Doris: Ishbel and the Empire. A Biography of Lady Aberdeen. Dundurn Press Limited, Toronto,1988.

Gilbert, Martin: Churchill, A Life. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991. (Edward Marjoribanks dines with his nephew, Winston.)

Lord Hailsham: A Sparrow’s Flight. Memoirs. Collins, London, 1990. (Includes an account of the life and death of Edward Marjoribanks, his half-brother.)

Alexander Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks: Travels in South and North America. Simpkin, Marshall and Company, London, 1853.

Alexander Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks: Travels in New Zealand and Australia. [Probably by Simpkin and company, some time prior to 1853.]

Marjoribanks, Edward: For the Defence. The Life of Sir Edward Marshall Hall K.C.. The MacMillan Company, New York, 1929

Middleton, R.M (ed.): The Journal of Lady Aberdeen. The Okanagan Valley in the Nineties. Moriss Publishing Ltd. Victoria B.C., Canada, 1986.

Massie, Robert K.: Dreadnought. Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War. Random House, New York, . (Edward Marjoribanks as First Lord of the Admiralty and his correspondence with the German Kaiser.)

The Earl of Oxford and Asquith: Memoirs and Reflections. Vol. 1, 1852-1927.Little, Brown and Company, 1928. (Reflections on Edward Marjoribanks as Gladstone’s Chief Whip.)

Pentland, Marjorie: A Bonnie Fechter, the Life of Ishbel Marjoribanks, Marchioness of Aberdeen. B.T. Batsford Ltd.,London, 1952.

Saywell,J.T.: The Canadian Journal of Lady Aberdeen. Champlain Society, Toronto, 1960.

Zuehlke, Mark: Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sons. British Remittance Men in the Canadian West. Whitecap Books Ltd.Vancouver/Toronto, 1994. (Includes references to Hon. Coutts Marjoribanks.)