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Edward H. Inman, Jr. oral history transcription

Collection number: ahc.MSS665f

Scope and Content

The Edward H. Inman Jr. Oral History Transcription, conducted by Atlanta History Center staff members Bill Bomar and Andy Ambrose in May 1997, includes Inman’s early memories of the house, its furnishings, and events that occurred while he lived there. Relatives Louise Richardson Allen and Suzanne Inman also participated in the interview, interjecting their memories at appropriate times.

Topics covered include the construction of Swan House, his father’s cars and automobile racing, servants, furniture placement, the death and funeral of Edward H. Inman, Sr., prohibition, and entertaining in the house. Lacking are family anecdotes and insight into family personalities and relationships. This transcription was created from audio cassette tapes identified as CT 517 and CT 518.


  • 1997


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Hamilton Inman, Jr., the second son of Edward H. Inman (1881-1931) and Emily Caroline MacDougald Inman (1881-1965), was born on April 20, 1912. He spent his childhood at the family’s first home in Ansley Park and moved with his family to their newly built home, Swan House, in the Buckhead neighborhood in 1928. After attending boarding school in Baltimore, he graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1934.

He worked for Coca-Cola, and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was married three times; first, he married Barbara Rainsford, who died in 1964. His second wife, Sue Bradley, died in 1969, and Nancy Brown Inman, his third wife, survives him. He lived in Naples, Florida and Santa Barbara, California, where he died on February 9, 1999.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Edward H. Inman, Jr. oral history transcription
Paul Crater
June 2015
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Finding aid is written in English.

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Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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