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Carl Epping (1819-1885) was a timber merchant, Vice Consol of Sweden and Norway and Vice President of Timber Cutters Bank of Georgia.
Collection includes: Birth certificate for Eugenie-Josephine Galet Perony, 1803, in French with English translation; Manuscript letter to 'My Young Friend' (Mme E. Beaulard) from John A. Beaulard, 1834, in French; Marriage contract, 1850; Presidential pardon for Epping, 1865; Presidential appointment as Vice Consul, 1869; Confederate bonds; Genealogical information, including obituaries for Epping and Angele d'Istra La Coste; Correspondence, 1906, of Epping's heirs, including those living in Portland, Oregon, regarding property confiscated by the federal government during the Civil War; Lock of Epping's hair.
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Carl Epping Family Papers, Mss 2602, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.