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Jane Swann Travel Diary

Collection number: ahc.MSS223

Scope and Contents of the Records

The travel diary, a bound leather journal engraved “Jennie [sic] Swann, 1901,” documents Jane Swann’s summer travels through parts of the United Kingdom and Europe, June to August, 1901. Swann’s entries describe the various religious and cultural institutions she visited in cities and villages in Amsterdam, Brussels, England, France, and Scotland. Affixed and loose within the diary are commercially produced photographs and other printed material documenting her travels.


  • 1901


Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative History

Jane “Janie” Swann Floyd (1882-1947), born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Swann of Dandridge, Tennessee, lived in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1903 until her death in 1947. Mrs. Floyd, wife of civic leader James S. Floyd, was a member of the Peachtree Garden Club and the First Baptist Church, and was known for her charitable contributions to underprivileged families in Highlands, North Carolina, where the Floyd family maintained a second home. Her daughter, Frances Floyd Cocke (1907-2008), a native Atlantan and arts benefactress, was married to Emory L. Cocke (1898-1980). Additional biographical information about Jane Swann Floyd has yet to be determined.


0.21 linear ft.



Acquisition Information

Gift of Frances Floyd Cocke, March 1977 (1977.102)

General Physical Description note

Extent: .21 linear ft. (1 slim document case)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008.

Jane Swann Travel Diary ahc.MSS 223
An Inventory of Her Papers at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Wesley Chenault
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305