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ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (1804-1894)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 4 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (1804-1894), American Danvers was changed to Peabody, in honour of George Peabody. educationist, was born at Billerica, Massachusetts, on the ,6th See Old Naumkeag (Salem, 1877), by C. H. Webber and W. H. of May 1804. Early in life she was assistant in A. Bronson Nevins. Alcott's school in Boston, Mass., the best account of which is PEACE, a river of western Canada. It rises in the Rocky probably her Record of Mr Alcott's School (1835). She had been Mountains near 55° N., and breaking through the mountains, instructed in Greek by Emerson at Concord when she was flows N.E. into Slave River, near lake Athabasca. The district eighteen years old. She became interested in the educational between 56° 40' and 6o° N., and between 112° W. and the Rocky methods of Froebel, and in 1860 opened in Boston a small school Mountains is usually known as the Peace River district. resembling a kindergarten. In 1867 she visited Germany for PEACE (Lat. pax; Fr. paix; Ger. Friede), the contrary of the purpose of studying Froebel's methods. It was largely war, conflict or turmoil, and the condition which follows their through her efforts that the first public kindergarten in the cessation. Its sense in international law is the condition of United States was established in Boston in 1870. She died at not being at war. The word is also used as an abridgment for Jamaica Plain, Boston, on the 3rd of January 1894. She was a treaty of peace, in such cases as the Peace of Utrecht (1713) the sister-in-law of Nathaniel Hawthorne and of Horace Mann. and the Peace of Amiens (1802). Among her publications are: Kindergarten in Italy (1872); Introduction.—Peace until quite recently was merely the Reminiscences of William Ellery Channing (1880); Lectures in the political condition which prevailed in the intervals between Training Schools for Kindergartners (1888) ; and Last Evening with wars. It was a purely negative condition. Even Grotius, who Allston, and other Papers (1886). reduced the tendencies existing in his time to a sort of orderly
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