Excerpt from Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect: A Lover of Nature and of His Kind, Who Trained Himself for a New Profession, Practised It Happily and Through It Wrought Much Good
His training in drawing and sketching began early. His grandmother Peabody had all her life been... in the habit of using her pencil, and her two daughters and one of her sons inherited, or imitated, this habit. Charles's mother and her Sister Anna used both pencil and brush for pleasure; and they and their mother set Charles drawing and painting at a tender age.
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