Jane W. de Bruyn Kops papers
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Jane W. de Bruyn Kops papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Kops, Jane W. de Bruyn, 1838-1887.
Creator: Kops, John de Bruyn, 1827-1888.
Title: Jane W. de Bruyn Kops papers
Dates: 1842-1885
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 0394

Biographical/Historical Note

John de Bruyn Kops was born in Holland on August 28, 1827. He moved to Savannah, Georgia, in 1867, where he was a cotton merchant. He was also consul to the Netherlands. Jane W. Davidson of Charleston, South Carolina, later became Mrs. John de Bruyn Kops of Savannah. They had three children: Julian, William, and Mrs. Matthew Hopkins.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two commonplace books and greeting cards. One book belonged to John de Bruyn Kops, the other belonged to Jane W. Davidson. The collection also includes Christmas greeting cards, some cross stitch patterns, and a photograph of I.S.K. Axson.

Index Terms

Commonplace books.
Directional stitching.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Greeting cards.
Kops, Jane W. de Bruyn, 1838-1887.
Kops, John de Bruyn, 1827-1888.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jane W. de Bruyn Kops papers, MS 394, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jane D. Hopkins, 1966.


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



1Commonplace book of John de Bruyn Kops, 1842-1851
Contains poems, original and copied, in English, French, and Dutch. Many entries are not dated.


2Commonplace book Jane W. Davidson, 1856-1863
Contains poems original and copied; newspaper clippings of poems, articles, obituaries; and an unidentified photograph.


3-6Greeting cards, 1881-1885


7-14Greeting cards, undated [1880s]


15-16Cross stitch patterns, [1880s]


17Photograph of I.S.K. Axson