George Peabody Library

The George Peabody Library


The George Peabody Library was endowed by George Peabody in the mid-nineteenth century, and reflects the fields of learning as they were known in the Victorian era. The collection is well documented in the monumental printed catalogs of 1883-1892 and 1896-1905. Copies of these catalogs are in Special Collections of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) on the Johns Hopkins University campus. The majority of the 137,000 titles are represented in Janus, MSEL's electronic catalog. Major strengths of the Peabody collection include archaeology, English and American literature, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, Romance languages and literature, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel, including a large map collection.