Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Papers, 1831-1884.


Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Papers, 1831-1884.

Primary correspondence of Ephraim Peabody pastor of King's Chapel inBoston, planner of the Boston Public School system, and founder of the PrudentInstitution for Savings.

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