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James Branch Cabell Papers (III)

Identifier: SC 01077
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.


  • 1925-1934


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Physical Description

16 items

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

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository