Jane Swann Travel Diary
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Jane Swann Travel Diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Floyd, Jane Swann, 1882-1947
Title: Jane Swann Travel Diary
Dates: 1901
Quantity: 0.21 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: .21 linear ft. (1 slim document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS223

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

American diaries
Floyd family
Floyd, Jane Swann, 1882-1947
Swann family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jane Swann Travel Diary, MSS 223, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frances Floyd Cocke, March 1977 (1977.102)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

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11travel diary, 1901