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COLLECTION Identifier: 967-23-00/1-unacc.

Peabody family papers

Scope and Contents

George Peabody established the trust that founded the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in 1866. The Peabody family papers contain some miscellaneous items, correspondence relating to financial and other family concerns, and probate materials relating to estate matters of a number of family members, including Margaret Peabody, Charles Peabody, R. Singleton Peabody and George Peabody.


  • 1898 - 1919


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Joseph H. Outhwaite; unaccessioned materials found in Tozzer Library during construction in 1975.

General note

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Processing Information

Processed by Sarah R. Demb.
Link to catalog
Peabody Museum Archives
December 31, 1996

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository

The Peabody Museum Archives contains primary source materials that reflect the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic research and fieldwork since its founding in 1866. Archival collections contain photographs, documents, papers, and records of enduring value that were created or collected by the Museum, its individual affiliates, or other related entities. The collections also document the history or provenience, as well as the creation of many of the Museum’s artifact collections. To learn more about research visits at the Peabody Museum, please see

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