peabody sisters


March 1, 2022 11:04 am

The Peabody Sisters were so remarkable, there is a book dedicated to their stories!  Daughters of Dr. Nathaniel Peabody and his wife, Elizabeth (Palmer) Peabody, of Salem, Massachusetts, the sisters, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894), Mary Tyler (Peabody) Mann (1806-1887), and Sophia Amelia (Peabody) Hawthorne (1881-1871) lived in what is commonly known as the Grimshaw House on Charter Street. Elizabeth Peabody was one of the most important women of her time. She was an educator and education reformer who opened the first kindergarten in the United States. Mary Tyler Peabody married the famous educator, Horace Mann (1789-1859) in 1843. A painter, Sophia Amelia Peabody married American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) in 1842.

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