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Malcolm Peabody Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

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Date: Dec 1966

Biographical History

Malcolm Peabody (1888-1974) was an American episcopal clergyman, missionary to the Philippines and Episcopal bishop of Central New York.

Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, Peabody attended Groton School (founded by his father), Harvard University, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in 1916 and was ordained in 1917. After serving in World War I as a chaplain with the American Expeditionary Force, his first parish was in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he became rector in 1920. In 1925 he was moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was rector of St. Paul's in Chestnut Hill for the next thirteen years. In 1938 he was appointed bishop coadjutor for the diocese of Central New York, a position he held until 1942 when he was made Bishop of the region. He served as bishop in Syracuse until his retirement in 1960. His son Endicott (1920-1997) served as governor of Massachusetts (1963-1965).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Malcolm Peabody Papers consists of correspondence (both incoming and outgoing), subject files, and manuscripts (addresses, sermons, book reviews, etc.)

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged in alphabetical order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Peabody, Malcolm, 1888-1974 -- Archives.

Corporate Bodies

Episcopal Church -- Bishops.
Episcopal Church -- Clergy.


Clergy -- United States.
Episcopalians -- United States.
Sermons, American.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Malcolm Peabody Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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Subject files