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Edward Eppes notebook

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.


  • 1894-1912


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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.


0.07 Linear Feet (1 book)

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


Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1990


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Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the Edward Eppes notebook
February 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266