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
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Joseph H. Outhwaite; unaccessioned materials found in Tozzer Library during construction in 1975.
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Processed by Sarah R. Demb.
- Peabody Museum Archives
- December 31, 1996
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Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository
Papers in the Peabody Museum Archives consist of primary source materials that document the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic research and fieldwork since its founding in 1866. More than 2,800 feet of archival paper collections contain documents, papers, manuscripts, correspondence, data, field notes, maps, plans, and other historical records that represent diverse peoples from around the world, and which were created or collected by the Museum, its individual affiliates, or related entities. The collections also document the history or provenience, as well as the creation of, many of the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections.
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