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Bradford-Eppes Family Collection

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This collection is comprised of two physical collections held in FSU Special Collections. The first collection is the personal papers of Susan Branch Bradford Eppes (1848-1942), best known for her written works on Florida history and civic activities in Tallahassee, Florida. Her papers include a biography of Eppes, correspondence, typescript works by Eppes, documentation of the Eppes and Bradford families of Tallahassee, Florida, and publications and photographs collected by Eppes. For more information on these materials visit the collection’s finding aid.

The second collection is the Pine Hill Plantation Papers, 1832-1926. It includes materials on the American Civil War, the Eppes family, specifically Susan Bradford Eppes and Dr. Edward Bradford, information on plantation life, photographs of the Eppes-Bradford families and properties as well as manuscripts by Susan Bradford Eppes. For more information on these materials visit the collection’s finding aid.

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Cindy; Whose Heart was Broken.
Cindy; Whose Heart was Broken.
This excerpt by Susan Bradford Eppes describes enslaved 12-years-old Cindy's tasks as she works on a plantation.
Collection of Facts
Collection of Facts
Susan Bradford Eppes put forth a "collection of facts" regarding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln based on the information she obtained as a wealthy Southern and her personal views. She describes the local "conspiracies" that circulated around her time and asserted that John Wilkes Booth could not have had any affiliations with the Confederacy.

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