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George Foster Peabody family collection

George Foster Peabody family collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Foster Peabody family collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1951
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1144
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Foster Peabody, born in 1852 in Columbus, Georgia, moved with his family to New York after the Civil War. Largely self-educated, Peabody became a successful banker and supporter of humanitarian causes, especially education. Among other things, he helped finance a library, a forestry school, and a classroom building at the University of Georgia and was the school's first non-Georgia-resident trustee. In appreciation, the University awarded him an honorary degree and named the new broadcasting award for him.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of mainly unidentified photographs and a scrapbook, including some photographs of the George Foster Peabody family. Papers transferred from the Georgia Room Vertical files (in 1984) include correspondence from George Foster Peabody; memorial programs for Katrina Trask, and Elvira Canfield Peabody; and photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Foster Peabody family collection, ms 1144, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Families -- Photographs
Peabody, George Foster

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1906-1910
12Photographs, 1894-1921, undated
13Papers transferred from Georgia Room Vertical Files, 1922-1951, undated
14Photographs transferred from Georgia Room Vertical Files, 1903, undated