The New International Encyclopædia/Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer
PEABODY, Elizabeth Palmer (1804-94). An American educator, born at Billerica, Mass. She was for a time connected with the school of Amos Bronson Alcott, in Boston, of which she wrote an account entitled A Record of Mr. Alcott's School (3d ed. 1874); but later she came under the influence of Friedrich Fröbel (q.v.) and was one of the most active in introducing the kindergarten system into the United States. She published a number of works, including: Crimes of the House of Austria (1852); Kindergarten Culture (1870); Kindergarten in Italy (1872); Reminiscences of Dr. Channing (1880); and Letters to Kindergartners (1886).