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ANDREW PRESTON PEABODY (1811–1893)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 4 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANDREW PRESTON PEABODY (1811–1893), American clergyman and author, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the 19th of March 1811, and was descended from Lieut. Francis Peabody of St Albans, who emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635. He learned to read before he was three years old, entered Harvard College at the age of twelve, and graduated in 1826, with the single exception of Paul Dudley (class of 169o) the youngest graduate of Harvard. In 1833 he became assistant pastor of the South Parish (Unitarian) of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; the senior pastor died before Peabody had been preaching a month, and he succeeded to the charge of the church, which he held until 186o. In 1852–186o he was proprietor and editor of the North American Review. He was preacher to .car st, Standard. a, Alae, or wings. car, Carina, or Keel. From Vine's Students' Text-book of Botany, by permission of Swan, Sonnenschein & Co. r, The dorsal suture. b, The ventral. c, Calyx. s, Seeds. Harvard University and Plummer professor of Christian morals dedicated in 1835, and a soldiers' monument, dedicated in 1881. from r86o to 1881, and was professor emeritus from 1881 until Manufacturing is the principal industry, and leather is the his death in Boston, Massachusetts, on the loth of March 1893. principal product; among other manufactures are shoes, gloves, On the walls of Appleton Chapel, Cambridge, U.S.A., is a bronze glue and carriages. The value of the factory products in tablet to his memory. 1905 was $10,236,669, an increase of 47.4% over that for 1900, Besides many brief memoirs and articles, he wrote: Christianity and of the total the leather product represented 77.3 %. the Religion of Nature (21d ed., 1864), Lowell Institute Lectures; Peabody was originally a part of the township of Salem. In Reminiscences of European Travel (1868); A Manual of Moral 1752 the district of Danvers was created, and in 1757 this district Philosophy (1873) ; Christian Belief and Life (1875), and Harvard made a separate township. In 18 the township was divided Reminiscences (1888). See the Memoir (Cambridge, 1896) by was P• 55 P Edward J. Young. into Danvers and South Danvers, and in 1868 the name of South
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