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bMS 381

Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Papers: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 381
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856.
Title: Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Papers, 1831-1884.
Date(s): 1831-1884.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Primary correspondence of Ephraim Peabody pastor of King's Chapel in Boston, planner of the Boston Public School system, and founder of the Prudent Institution for Savings.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Thorndike Endicott; received: 1945.

Related Materials

Also see related collection bMS 539.

Biographical / Historical

Ephraim Peabody (1807-1856) was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1827 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1830. He served parishes in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Cincinnati, Ohio, and New Bedford and Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1846 until 1855 he was the pastor of King's Chapel, Boston. He helped plan the Boston Public School system and was a founder of the Prudent Institution for Savings, a forerunner of modern savings banks. He also served as an editor of the Western Messenger.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Ephraim Peabody to John Bellows, James Freeman Clarke, Harm Jan Huidekoper, and King's Chapel, 1831-1854 and undated; letters from Andrew Preston Peabody to Ephraim Peabody, 1844-1860; miscellaneous papers, including sermon, documents re pews at King's Chapel, and other papers

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