Megan Marshall

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Megan Marshall is writing a biography of the Peabody sisters to be published by Houghton Mifflin. She wishes to thank the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations, for their permission to quote from unpublished letters and journals.

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September/October 1987

Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody managed to extend the boundaries that cramped the lives of nineteenth-century women. Elizabeth introduced the kindergarten movement to America, Mary developed a new philosophy of mothering that we now take for granted, and Sophia was liberated from invalidism by her passionate love for her husband.