The Peabody Room
The Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. It includes subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings and artifacts that document various aspects of Georgetown life. It also features a house history file for nearly every home in Georgetown. Following a devastating 2007 fire that heavily damaged the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, a newly constructed, climate-controlled third floor (opened October 2010) now houses the Peabody Room. A number of materials were water-damaged during the fire and may not be publicly accessible. For further information contact Jerry McCoy at 202-727-0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (11) Davidson Family. Owners and residents of one of Georgetown’s storied landmarks, Evermay.
- (35) Index to Account Ledger No. 2, C.[harles] B. Hunter, 1894-1896. Rare African-American Owned 19th Century Business Ledger.
- (36) Memoranda Respecting Servants, Washington, D.C.; 1833-1847. Servants (slave and free) who worked in an unknown D.C. household 1833-1847.
- (37) Anne Satterthwaite Papers, 1968-1986. Files from the Georgetown Waterfront Commission.
- (91) Slave Contract Between George Broom and Ignatius Livers, 1808. Manuscript of slave contract.
- (92) Mrs. A. T. Brown Photograph Album, 1863. Boys who attended Mrs. Brown's school at 3010 O Street in the 1860s and famous officials.
- (102) Grace Bateman Papers, 1989-2001. Files assembled by Ms. Bateman while serving as a Georgetown activist.