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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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Jefferson Davis, Southerner
Jefferson Davis, Southerner
This biography documents Jefferson Davis's plans, trials, and outcomes for Southern secession from the Union. It also pays particular attention to Davis's role as a symbol for Southern ideology.
Judah P. Benjamin and the Gamble Mansion
Judah P. Benjamin and the Gamble Mansion
This biography documents Confederate Officer Judah P. Benjamin's escape to Nassau following the conclusion of the American Civil War.
Landmark in Old Leon
Landmark in Old Leon
This manuscript by an unidentified author describes the local landscapes of Old Leon, modernly identified as parts of Tallahassee, and specifically focuses on the areas around Lake Jackson and the Live Oak Plantation. The description includes a romanticized depiction of Native Americans, specifically the Tribe of Algonquins and the Iamonias, and local folklore. There are also mentionings of enslaver John Branch's Live Oak Plantation and his relation to Dr. Bradford, his son-in-law.

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