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Francis Eppes Letter

 Collection — Box: 145
Identifier: MSS 1984-011

Scope and Contents

This letter was written by Francis Eppes to Reverend John Woart of Swedesboro, New Jersey. The letter, dated July 25, 1838, is an invitation to take charge of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. A transcription of the letter is included with the original MSS.


  • created: 1838

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Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Francis Eppes was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson and a long-time resident of Tallahassee. He came to Florida in the 1820s and served in various positions, including mayor of the city and head of the Seminary West of the Suwannee, which would eventually become the Florida State College for Women and later the Florida State University.


1.00 items (1 folder.)

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Related Materials

St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Special Collections and Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.

Related Publications

Stauffer, C. (1984). God Willing: A History of St. John's Episcopal Church, 1829-1979. Tallahassee, Fla.: The Church.

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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US