James Eppinger family papers

James Eppinger family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Eppinger, Edward, b. 1835
Creator: Eppinger, James, b. 1790
Creator: Eppinger, John, 1765-1823
Title: James Eppinger family papers
Dates: 1807-1899
Quantity: 4.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 flat boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of James Eppinger and the Eppinger family of Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia from 1807-1899. The majority of the collection relates to James Eppinger and includes letterbooks (1830-1869, with gaps), a journal (1834), and a property book (1851-1859) 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 including the cotton trade, Georgia land sales, plantation management and farming, his service in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1841), his law practice, Georgia politics, and Reconstruction. The papers also include a form book (1854) containing examples of various legal documents; a cash book (1807-1812) of John Eppinger with clippings laid in over the accounts; a legal ledger (1890-1899) of Edward Eppinger listing the client's name, court case, activities, and charges; and two remedy books (n.d.) containing recipes for ink, soap, etc. as well as remedies for various illnesses.
Coll. Number: ms2713

Biographical/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).


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index 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.
Recipes.
Reconstruction--Georgia.
Slavery--Georgia.
Zebulon (Ga.)

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Eppinger family papers. MS 2713. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: James Eppinger

BoxFolder
11Family Genealogy, 1834
1Savannah Journal, 1829-1830
1Remedy Book
2Family Genealogy, 1834 (Preservation Copy)
2Savannah Journal, 1829-1830 (Preservation Copy)
2Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
BoxFolder
21Letterbook #3, 1830-1835
2Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 1-105)
3Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 106-210)
4Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 211-315)
5Letterbook #3, 1830-1835 (Preservation Copy, pp. 316-420)
Box
3Ledger, 1824-1849
Letterbook, 1837-1846
Box
4Ledger, 1824-1849 (Preservation Copy)
Letterbook, 1837-1846 (Preservation Copy)
BoxFolder
51Memorandum Book, 1849
2Memorandum Book, 1849 (Preservation Copy)
3Letterbook, 1850-1855 (pp. 5-295)
4Letterbook, 1850-1855 (Preservation Copy, pp. 5-145)
5Letterbook, 1850-1855 (Preservation Copy, pp. 146-295)
6Property-Real Estate, 1851
6Cashbook, 1853-1859 (pp. 1-89A with gaps)
7Property-Real Estate, 1851 (Preservation Copy)
7Cashbook, 1853-1859 (Preservation Copy)
8Form Book #2, 1854-1865
9Form Book #2, 1854-1865 (Preservation Copy)
BoxFolder
61Letterbook, 1855-1859
2Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 1-104)
3Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 105-206)
4Letterbook, 1855-1859 (Preservation Copy, pp. 207-314)
5Letterbook, 2 August 1866-13 July 1867
6Letterbook, 2 August 1866-13 July 1867 (Preservation Copy)
 

Series 2: John Eppinger

BoxFolder
71Cashbook
1Scrapbook, 1807-1812
2Cashbook (Preservation Copy)
2Scrapbook, 1807-1812 (Preservation Copy)
 

Series 3: Edward Eppinger

BoxFolder
73Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (pp. 23-292 with gaps)
4Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (Preservation Copy, pp. 23-174)
5Legal Ledger, 1890-1901 (Preservation Copy, pp. 175-292)
6Remedy Book (pp. 25-288 with gaps)
7Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
8Remedy Book (pp. 1-89 with gaps)
9Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
 

Series 4: Miscellaneous

BoxFolder
710Eppinger material loaned by donor (Photocopies)
BoxFolder
81James Eppinger's Letterbook, 1860-1866
2James Eppinger's Letterbook, 1860-1866 (Preservation Copy)