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George Peabody<br>Philanthropist
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: February 11, 2017
Caption: George Peabody

Additional Description: On April 20, 1867, donated a fund to establish a public library in the city of Georgetown, where he had “Commenced business for himself in early Youth."
A Library was maintained from 1875 to 1935 in the Curtis School building under the name of the Peabody Library.
Upon the erection of this building in 1935 the books were placed in the Georgetown Branch of the Public Library. A collection of Historical data relating to Georgetown is maintained in the east room of the second floor.
Plaque in the Peabody Room on the 3rd floor of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Submitted: February 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p375222
File Size: 2.125 Megabytes

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