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James Eppinger family papers

James Eppinger family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Eppinger family papers
Creator: Eppinger, Edward, 1835-
Creator: Eppinger, James, 1790-
Creator: Eppinger, John, 1765-1823
Inclusive Dates: 1807-1899
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.6 Linear Feet 4 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms2713
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Eppinger (b. 1790), banker, lawyer, and Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1841) of Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia. Other family members include James' father John Eppinger (1765-1823) and son Edward Eppinger (b. 1835).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of James Eppinger and the Eppinger family and includes letterbooks, a journal, and a property book containing entries listing property bought and sold in Georgia; birth, death and sales of slaves; cash accounts for sales and purchases. The materials document Eppinger's business activities, cotton trade, Georgia land sales, plantation management and farming, his service in the Georgia House of Representatives, his law practice, Georgia politics, and Reconstruction. The papers also include a form book, a cash book, a legal ledger, and two books containing recipes for ink, soap, as well as remedies for various illnesses.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Eppinger family papers, ms2713, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 16.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Cotton trade -- Georgia.
Farm management -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Journals (accounts)
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Legislators -- Georgia.
Letter books.
Pike County (Ga.)
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Practice of law -- Georgia.
Reconstruction -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
Zebulon (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. James Eppinger

11Family Genealogy, 1834
11Savannah Journal, 1829-1830
11Remedy Book
12Family Genealogy, 1834 (Preservation Copy)
12Savannah Journal, 1829-1830 (Preservation Copy)
12Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
21Letterbook #3, 1830-1835
22Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 1-105)
23Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 106-210)
24Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 211-315)
25Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 316-420)
3Ledger, 1824-1849
3Letterbook, 1837-1846
4Ledger, 1824-1849 (Preservation Copy)
4Letterbook, 1837-1846 (Preservation Copy)
51Memorandum Book, 1849
52Memorandum Book, 1849 (Preservation Copy)
53Letterbook, 1850-1855 (pp. 5-295)
54Letterbook, 1850-1855 (Preservation Copy, pp. 5-145)
55Letterbook, 1850-1855 (Preservation Copy, pp. 146-295)
56Property-Real Estate, 1851
56Cashbook, 1853-1859 (pp. 1-89A with gaps)
57Property-Real Estate, 1851 (Preservation Copy)
57Cashbook, 1853-1859 (Preservation Copy)
58Form Book #2, 1854-1865
59Form Book #2, 1854-1865 (Preservation Copy)
61Letterbook, 1855-1859
62Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 1-104)
63Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 105-206)
64Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 207-314)
65Letterbook, 2 August 1866-13 July 1867
66Letterbook, 2 August 1866-13 July 1867 (Preservation Copy)

2. John Eppinger

71Scrapbook, 1807-1812
72Cashbook (Preservation Copy)
72Scrapbook, 1807-1812 (Preservation Copy)

3. Edward Eppinger

73Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (pp. 23-292 with gaps)
74Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (Preservation Copy, pp. 23-174)
75Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (Preservation Copy, pp. 175-292)
76Remedy Book (pp. 25-288 with gaps)
77Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
78Remedy Book (pp. 1-89 with gaps)
79Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)

4. Miscellaneous

710Eppinger material loaned by donor (Photocopies)
81James Eppinger's Letterbook, 1860-1866
82James Eppinger's Letterbook, 1860-1866 (Preservation Copy)