Derby-Peabody family papers, 1788-1868.


Derby-Peabody family papers, 1788-1868.

Papers of the Derby and Peabody families include recorded notes of Martha C. Derby during travels alone and with her husband Capt. Richard Derby in the Virgin Islands, Canada, and Europe. Also autobiography and travel accounts of trips to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Europe by Mary Jane Derby Peabody. Papers of Ephraim Peabody include: diaries kept while minister at King's Chapel (Boston, Mass.); accounts of travel in France and Italy; and a poetry notebook containing published and unpublished poetry, including a poem on westward expansion in the U.S. In addition, the collection contains a scrapbook of obituaries of Henry W. Bellows, Orville Dewey, Henry W. Longfellow, and Ephraim Peabody; and a scrapbook concerning the bicentennial of King's Chapel.

4 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 6928304

Massachusetts Historical Society

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