Online Full-Text Local History Books

The Eben Dale Sutton Room of the Peabody Institute Library has a number of Local History books and pamphlets that have been digitized and are now available online through the efforts of the Internet Archive, a  non-profit, digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

The books listed here are part of the Eben Dale Sutton Room’s collection and are available in “hard copy” as well as in their digital form presented here.

Books about George Peabody

The Peabody Donation, Printed by E. Couchman and Company, London, 1862.

Peabody (Paybody, Pabody, Pabodie) Genealogy, Compiled by Selim Hobart Peabody. Edited by Charles Henry Pope. Charles H. Pope, Publisher, Boston, 1909.

A Brief Sketch of George Peabody, And A History of the Peabody Education Fund Through Thirty Years By Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, 1898.

Three Letters of Mr. George Peabody Who Established the Peabody Education Fund, A.D. 1867. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, 1910.

Eulogy Pronounced at the Funeral of George Peabody, At Peabody, Massachusetts, 8 February, 1870 By Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, President of the Peabody Education Fund. Press of John Wilson and Son, Boston, 1870.

The Life of George Peabody; Containing a Record of Those Princely Acts of Benevolence Which Entitle Him to the Esteem and Gratitude of all Friends of Education. . . by Phebe A. Hanaford, with an Introduction by Dr. Joseph H. Hanaford. Published by B. B. Russell, Boston, 1870.

Report of the centennial celebration of the birth of George Peabody : held at Peabody, Mass., Monday, February 18, 1895.

Discourse on the life and character of George Peabody. Delivered in the hall of the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, February 18,1870 at the Request of the Trustees by Severn Teackle Wallis

Mr. Peabody's Gift to the Poor of London: Statement of the Trustees (1865)

An Account of the Proceedings at the Dinner Given by Mr. George Peabody to the Americans ... (1851)

The Peabody institute of the city of Baltimore. The founder's letters and the papers relating to its dedication and its history, up to the 1st January, 1868.

Proceedings at the reception and dinner in honor of George Peabody, esq., of London, by the citizens of the old town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : to which is appended an historical sketch of the Peabody Institute, with the exercises at the laying of the corner-stone and at the dedication

Little journeys to the homes of great business men : George Peabody / by Elbert Hubbard.

The Peabody institute of the city of Baltimore. The founder's letters and the papers relating to its dedication and its history, up to the 1st January, 1868.

Speech, at the dinner given in honor of George Peabody, esq., of London, by the citizens of the old town of Danvers, October 9, 1856

Famous London merchants. A book for boys (1869)

Books about the History of South Danvers and Peabody

Some places of historic interest within the limited of Peabody Massachusetts, 1900.

Old Naumkeag: an historical sketch of the city of Salem, and the towns of Marblehead, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, Wenham, Manchester, Topsfield, and Middleton, by C. H. Webber and W. S. Nevins. Illustrated. Introduction by Henry L. Williams.

Centennial celebration, at Danvers, Mass., June 16, 1852

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1896

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1897-1898

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1899-1900

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1900-1901

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1901-1902

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1902-1903

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1903-1904

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1904-1905

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1905-1906

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1906-1907

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1907-1908

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1908-1909

Peabody Historical Society Report, 1909-1910

Danvers, Massachusetts: A Resume of Her Past History and Progress Together With A  Condensed Summary of Her Industrial Advantages and Development.  Biographies of Prominent Danvers Men and A Series of  Comprehensive Sketches of Her Representative Manufacturing and  Commercial Enterprises.

Chronicles of Danvers (Old Salem Village) Massachusetts, 1632-1923 / by Harriet Silvester Tapley

History of the town of Danvers, from its early settlement to the year 1848 / by J. W. Hanson

South Danvers Observer