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Edward Eppes notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0488

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one book containing handwritten notes relating to his jobs as a civil engineer for various Southern railroads. Notes include billing and account information, property dimensions, and sketches of tools. Also included is a list of his jobs, beginning in August 1888 in Albany, Georgia, where he worked at a grocery store for $20 a month, to his last job as Chief Engineer of the Georgia & Florida Railway in Augusta, Georgia, making $175 in 1913.

Dates

  • 1894-1912

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Bancroft Eppes, son of Rev. William Eston and Emily Bancroft Eppes, was born on 23 October 1869 in Marietta, Georgia. He married Jennie Kendall on 1 July 1908; the couple had one son, John Kendall. Eppes attended the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He worked on various railroad projects in Georgia and various other Southern states. He died in Augusta, Georgia, on 1 July 1918.

Extent

0.07 Linear Feet (1 book)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Notebook containing handwritten notes, including billing and account information, property dimensions, worklogs, and sketches of tools, of this Georgia-based civil engineer.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1990

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Edward Eppes notebook
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500