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James Branch Cabell Papers (III)

Identifier: SC 01077

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Scope and Contents

Letters, 1925-1934, to and from James Branch Cabell of "Dumbarton Grange," Dumbarton, Va. and Richmond, Va. and while at "Cayford Cottage," Mountain Lake, Va. Correspondents include Sydney S. Alberts (concerning Beyond Life and The White Robe), R. H. Barlow (concerning Special Delivery, Smirt, and the gift of two pewter animals), [?] Hills (concerning the negative effect of newspaper experience on writing), Allen Lucy (concerning the production by the Palo Alto Community Players of The Jewel Merchants and his recommendation that Simon's Hour not be dramatized) and Marguerite M. Mulligan (concerning the forged play, Poor Jack). There is also a printed copy of the forged play in the collection.

Addition 1994.17 (filed with above):

An addition to the collection is a 1956 Christmas card sent by James Branch Cabell and Margaret Freeman Cabell.

Addition 1991.28 (filed with above):

ALS From I. R. Brussel to P. Molsted (Brussel, the author of Cabell bibliography); and James Branch Cabell TLS to W. W. Rosenbauer, 5 Feb. 1927, regarding autographed editions of his works.


  • Creation: 1925-1934


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Born in Richmond in 1879. Graduated from William and Mary. Worked as newspaperman and as a mining company employee. Wrote over fifty volumes including the suppressed work, Jurgen. Died in 1958. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1987.39 gift of 11 items by Spencer L. Timm on 07/22/1987; Acc. 1991.28 gift of 2 items by Spencer L. Timm on 04/25/1991; and Acc. 1994.17 purchase of 1 item from Anacapa Books on 03/24/1994.

Related Materials:

Mss collections:  James Branch Cabell Papers I, II and IV and University Archives:  UA 5.003 James Branch Cabell Papers.

Physical Description

16 items


The former identifier for this collection is Mss. 87s C11.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1987.

Guide to the James Branch Cabell Papers (III)
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository