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John Pendleton Kennedy was an influential writer, politician, and businessman in the Baltimore area who was instrumental in the establishment of the Peabody Institute. His papers include correspondence with many notable American cultural and political figures of the 19th century, as well as manuscripts, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous business documents.
Records documenting activities of the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Institute. Includes: 12 volumes and several additional folders of recorded minutes of board meetings (1857-1985); Treasurer's reports (1867-1969); Provost's reports (1869-1912); Executive Secretary's reports (1912-45); miscellaneous general records and correspondence; records of the Offices of the President (1859-1970), Vice-President (1876-1905), Secretary (1860-1922), and Treasurer (1857-1941), the bulk of the latter...
Inclusive: 1832-1989; Majority of material found within Bulk: 1857-1985
The Peabody Institute was founded by George Peabody in Baltimore in 1857 as a cultural institution comprising a library, public lecture series, academy of music, and art gallery. The founding documents in the collection include the original letter establishing the institute drafted by John Pendleton Kennedy and signed by George Peabody, a list of individuals approved by George Peabody for inclusion on the board of trustees, a letter of acceptance signed by 22 original members of the...