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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Edward Eppes notebook MSS.0488

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-11T16:43-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

March 2013
Collection Title:

Edward Eppes notebook

Unit ID:

MSS.0488

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 book)

Dates:

1894-1912

Abstract:

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

creator

Eppes, Edward

Preferred Citation:

Edward Eppes notebook, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

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.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1990

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Source(s)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Drawings (visual works) (aat)

Financial records (aat)

Logs (records) (aat)

Notes (aat)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Notebook Box 3312