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James Branch Cabell Papers (I)

Identifier: Mss. 65 C10

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1919-1939, of or concerning James Branch Cabell. Includes letters, 1919-1927, from Cabell to Willard S. Morse concerning the autographing of Cabell's books; letters, 1931, of Frank C. Pape and Cabell to John D. Weaver [College of William and Mary]; and newspaper clippings concerning Cabell and Frances Newman.


  • Creation: 1919-1939


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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:

Gift of 1 items by Mrs. Esther W. Henderson in 1961; Purchase of 22 items from Willard S. Morse in 1964; gift of 1 item by William D. Eppes in 1981; and gift of 2 items by John D. Weaver in 1983 (Acc. 1983.58).

Related Materials:

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

Physical Description

26 items

Processing Information:

Processed by Cynthia L. Barwick in 1984.

Guide to the James Branch Cabell Papers (I)
Finding Aid Authors: Cynthia L. Barwick.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository