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Peabody, George 1795-1869

Overview
Works: 245 works in 411 publications in 1 language and 5,835 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV28.P4, B
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Most widely held works about George Peabody
 
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Most widely held works by George Peabody
Letter from George Peabody, esq. to the trustees for the establishment of an institute in the city of Baltimore by George Peabody( Book )

4 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three letters of Mr. George Peabody : who established the Peabody Education Fund A.D. 1867 by George Peabody( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Peabody's gift to the poor of London: statement of the trustees by Peabody Donation Fund( Book )

2 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address at the opening of the Eastern rail road between Boston and Salem, August 27, 1838 by George Peabody( Book )

2 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Peabody, the Philanthropist, and Working Man's Friend by George Peabody( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes Sir-ee by George Peabody( )

1 edition published in 1846 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peabody Institute. Mr. Peabody's letters of September 22, 1869, and the report of the treasurer, third annual report of the provost to the trustees, June 2, 1870 by Md.) Peabody Institute (Baltimore( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by George Peabody( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal papers series contains Peabody's family and personal correspondence, diaries, speeches, information relating to his courtship with Esther Elizabeth Hoppin, financial and legal papers, and ephemera; and correspondence of family members including Achsah, Thomas, and Jeremiah Peabody, Judith (Peabody) Russell Daniels, Jeremiah Russell, and Mary (Peabody) and Caleb Marsh. Correspondence with major political, business, and diplomatic figures, business associates, and family members reflects Peabody's interests and financial support in many areas, including sculptor Hiram Powers, portraitist George Healy, the Crystal Palace Exhibition (1851), construction of the Panama Canal, support of financier Henry Grinnell in the search for Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, historical and educational organizations such as Peabody Institutes in Baltimore (now part of Johns Hopkins University) and Danvers, Mass., Civil War, Anglo-American relations, and Delia S. Bacon's research on the "true" authorship of Shakespeare's works
Residence of George Peabody, Salem, Mass by Geo. H. Walker & Co( Visual )

1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Peabody papers by George Peabody( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to F. P. Corbin by George Peabody( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Peabody, merchant and financier : 1829-1854 by Muriel E Hidy( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Peabody, a biography by Franklin Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"International merchant and financier, benefactor of numerous philanthropies both in the United States and England, and the first American to be named an honorary citizen of the City of London, George Peabody never departed from the Puritan principles of industry, frugality, and humility by which he was reared." "Born in 1795 to a Massachusetts family of modest means, Peabody received only four years of formal education. He was making his own way at the age of seventeen. By the time he was twenty-two, he had amassed more than forty thousand dollars; when he was thirty-two his assets amounted to $85,000. After moving to London in 1837, Peabody gained a multi-million dollar fortune through shrewd investments and a reputation for impeccable honesty and integrity." "It is for his philanthropies, however, that Peabody is best remembered. A bachelor, he decided early to devote himself to the support of deserving causes. The Peabody Institute in Baltimore is considered a forerunner of the numerous foundations in America today. Peabody Institutes in other cities, Peabody Public Libraries, Peabody Museums of Science, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Homes for the "industrious poor" in London all owe their existence to the benevolence of George Peabody. In the Southern states after the Civil War, he established the Peabody Education Fund, which made the free education of all races a public obligation. From this movement emerged George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, still regarded as one of the premier schools of education in this country." "In addition to an account of Peabody's accomplishments, this book offers a picture of Peabody the man - his broken engagement, his famous Fourth of July banquets in London, his troubles with gout, his worry over his nephew's extravagance, his distress about the Civil War - as well as the aura of the Victorian society in which he lived. A new chapter on Peabody's legacy, an updated --
Salem Light Infantry Records by Massachusetts( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Administrative Records include constitutions, by-laws, orderly books, meeting records, and historical memos. Subseries A. Constitution and By-Laws includes multiple copies of the Salem Light Infantry Constitution and By-Laws. These documents were updated over the years and the multiple copies of these documents capture the changes. Subseries B. Orderly Records includes special and general orders from over fifty years of the Salem Light Infantry's service. Subseries C. Meeting and Committees includes company records which summarize committee and member meetings. Subseries D. Company History includes historical memos, documents created by members of the Salem Light Infantry to commemorate significant accomplishments and events in the history of the organization. Within these memos include a compiled list of all public appearances and parades of the Salem Light Infantry, a list of musicians of the Salem Light Infantry, multiple lists of members who were in attendance at various events, meeting programs, invitations, anniversaries, and correspondence. Membership Records includes lists of members from various time periods of the Salem Light Infantry's service. In addition, appointment letters, muster lists, and descriptive books of active, wounded, and deceased members are included. Financial Records include account books of the Salem Light Infantry that document expenses such as membership assessment, clothing, and general receipts of service
 
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Alternative Names
George Peabody Amerikaans financier (1795-1869)

George Peabody imprenditore, banchiere e filantropo statunitense

George Peabody US-amerikanischer Unternehmer und Philanthrop

Georgius Peabody

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English (170)

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