Elizabeth P. Peabody
American Writer and Educator
1804 – 1894 A.D.
Elizabeth Palmer Peobody, an American writer and educator. She engaged in teaching at sixteen and later studied Greek under Emerson.
After having been an assistant at A. Bronson Alcott’s School, the best account of which is probably her Record of Mr. Alcott’s School, she was for a time secretary to William Ellery Channing.
Having become interested in the educational methods of Froebel, she visited Germany in 1867 for the purpose of study the method, and it was largely through her efforts that the first public kindergarten in the United States was established in Boston in 1870.
Among her publications are: First Steps in History, Crimes of the House of Austria, Reminiscences of Dr. Channing and Kindergarten Culture.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.