James Rogers Cohan papers
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James Rogers Cohan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cohan, James Rogers, 1877-1962.
Title: James Rogers Cohan papers
Dates: 1955-1956
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0158

Biographical/Historical Note

James Rogers Cohan (1877-1962) was born in Effingham County on February 2, 1877. he began his sailing career as an engine room cadet on the SS Tallahassee. In 1903, Cohan received his 3rd Assistant's Engineers license. During World War I, he served on numerous vessels. Cohan retired from active duty on September 29, 1919, and worked in the Savannah office of the U.S. Shipping Board.

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection consist of two articles by J.R. Cohan about the history of the Savannah River. The two articles differ slightly. Also included is an autobiographical sketch by J.R. Cohan.

Index Terms

Cohan, James Rogers, 1877-1962.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Marine engineering.
Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], James Rogers Cohan papers, MS 158, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of James Rogers Cohan, 1956.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society 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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Manuscript, "Savannah River From About 1880 to 1955", 1956 March 15
Item 2: Manuscript, "Savannah River Above Tidewater: From About 1880 to 1955", undated
Item 3: Manuscript, "A Personal History of the Writer," by James Rogers Cohan. Savannah, 1955 February 24