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PEABODY, Elizabeth Palmer, educator, born in Billerica, Massachusetts, 16 May, 1804. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Peabody, a physician, passed her early life at Salem, and since 1822 has resided principally in Boston, where she has engaged in teaching. Her sister Sophia married Nathaniel Hawthorne, and her sister Mary married Horace Mann. Miss Peabody, who is now the last survivor of her generation, resides at Jamaica Plain, near Boston. She has been successful as a teacher, and was one of the first to introduce the kindergarten system of instruction into the United States, and has been prominent in numerous works of philanthropy. She is still to some extent engaged (1888) in literary work, and she has published "Aesthetic Papers" (Boston, 1849) ; "Crimes of the House of Austria," edited (New York, 1852); "The Polish-American System of Chronology" (Boston, 1852)" "Kindergarten in Italy," in '"United States Bureau of Education Circular" (1872); and a revised edition of Mary Mann's "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class; and Moral Culture of Infancy" (New York, 1877); "Reminiscences of Dr. Channing" (Boston, 1880); "Letters to Kindergartners" (1886); and "Last Evening with Allston, and other Papers" (1887).
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