George Peabody



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brief, off-hand discussion of one of his philanthropic enterprises




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Mr. George Peabody to Bishop C. P. McIlvaine

London, Monday

Febr. 7th, 1859

My dear Bishop,

The Niagre arrived to-day at 9 A.M. and her letters will be here tomorrow morning. -

Your two boxes of wine left on Saturday by the goods train care Crosby & Co. -

If you have a few minutes to spare before embarking on Wednesday will you do me the favor to put in writing the purport of your last conversation with Lord Shaftsbury & send it to me. - If I understand you right he expressed an opinion that a sum as mentioned (L 100,000) could be so managed as to ____ create quite a Revolution in the state of the laboring poor of the Metropolis by greatly mitigating their physical wants particularly in their lodging & therby greatly improving their moral character. -

I am glad to tell you that I am now nearly well. -

Again wishing you and your daughter every blessing and particularly a safe & pleasant voyage to your numerous /?/ attached friends in the United States.

I remain Sincerely yours,

George Peabody

The photographes received for which I am obliged. - The likenesses are good and pleasant but not flattering. Both appear at least 10 years older than the originals.

Notes: See other materials for the great friendship between these two important personages.

Letter to Charles Petit McIlvaine



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