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Peabody, George

(pē`bädē, –bədē), 1795–1869, American financier and philanthropist, b. South Danvers (now Peabody), Mass. At the age of 11 he was apprenticed to a grocer, and later (1814) he became a partner in a dry-goods firm in Georgetown, D.C. (now in Washington, D.C.). This firm moved to Baltimore, and he established branches in New York City and Philadelphia. While on a business trip to London, Peabody negotiated (1837) a large British loan that helped save the finances of the state of Maryland, but he refused a commission for his services. Peabody settled (1837) permanently in London; there he set up a brokerage business that became increasingly prosperous, later taking on as a partner Junius Spencer MorganMorgan,
American family of financiers and philanthropists.

Junius Spencer Morgan, 1813–90, b. West Springfield, Mass., prospered at investment banking. As a boy he became a dry-goods clerk in Boston; later he entered a brokerage house in New York City.
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. Peabody used his influence to better Anglo-American relations and financed the exhibition of American products at the Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace,
building designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and erected in Hyde Park, London, for the Great Exhibition in 1851. In 1854 it was removed to Sydenham, where, until its damage by fire in 1936, it housed a museum of sculpture, pictures, and architecture and was used for
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 exhibition. Prominent among Peabody's philanthropies were large funds given for tenement clearance in London and the Peabody Education Fund of more than $2,000,000, to promote education in the South (partly used for the George Peabody College for Teachers, in Nashville, Tenn., which is now part of Vanderbilt Univ.). He also contributed to museums, universities, and libraries throughout the United States and endowed the archaeological museum of Harvard and the museum of physical sciences at Yale.


See biography by F. Parker (1971).

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Peabody, George

(1795–1869) banker, philanthropist; born in South Danvers (now Peabody), Mass. (uncle of Othniel C. Marsh). A Baltimore merchant turned London merchant banker, he amassed a fortune, financed O. C. Marsh's research, and founded among other organizations the Peabody Institutes in Baltimore and Peabody, Massachusetts, the Peabody Museums at Harvard and Yale, and the Peabody Educational Fund.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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