James Eppinger family papers

James Eppinger family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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 oversized boxes
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).

Scope and Content Note

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.

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)
Letter books.
Pike County (Ga.)
Plantation life--Georgia.
Practice of law--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 note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. James Eppinger

11Family Genealogy, 1834
1Savannah Journal, 1829-1830
1Remedy Book
2Family Genealogy, 1834 (Preservation Copy)
2Savannah Journal, 1829-1830 (Preservation Copy)
2Remedy Book (Preservation Copy)
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)
3Ledger, 1824-1849
Letterbook, 1837-1846
4Ledger, 1824-1849 (Preservation Copy)
Letterbook, 1837-1846 (Preservation Copy)
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)
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)

2. John Eppinger

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

3. Edward Eppinger

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)

4. Miscellaneous

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