As a girl the Countess of Aberdeen interested herself largely in social questions of the day. and it was shortly after her marriage, in

1877, that she established the Onward and Upward Society, an association which began on a small scale among the servants and poor people belonging to her husband's estate in Aberdeenshire, and which ultimately spread until it had over 9,000 members throughout the world. Since those days the countess has interested herself in many movements for the benefit of the masses, and she has endeared herself to the Irish people by the practical manner in which she has helped to develop their home industries. The countess, like her husband, is a firm believer in children being taught some useful occupation, no matter what their station in life may be, and that is the reason why her son, Lord Haddo, was brought up to be a practical farmer, while her daughters are trained housekeepers who could dispense with a servant if necessary.

The Countess of Aberdeen London News Agency

The Countess of Aberdeen London News Agency