George Peabody Correspondence, 1854-1868.


Peabody, George 1795-1869. George Peabody Correspondence, 1854-1868.

George Peabody Correspondence, 1854-1868.

Collection consists primarily of letters of George Peabody, a Massachusetts philanthropist, to Sir James Emerson Tennent. Many of the letters refer to Peabody's gift of funds to benefit the London poor by erecting affordable lodgings. Other letter describe Peabody's travels, social engagements, etc. Included in the collection is a letter from Queen Victoria.

1 box (.25 linear feet).

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