A Guide to the Cabell family Papers Cabell Family Papers. 38-111-b

A Guide to the Cabell Family Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 38-111-b


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection number 38-111-b
Cabell Family Papers 1770-1959 Inclusive
120 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Cabell family Papers, Accession 38-111-b, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

The Cabell familypapers were purchased on December 30, 1985.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Scope and Content

This addition to the Cabell familypapers contains ca. 120 items, 1770-1959, chiefly correspondence of the Cabelland related families. The collection also includes a photograph album containing 114 cartes-de-visite of Cabell familymembers, genealogical material concerning the Bogardus, Cabell, Gantt, Glover, Perkinsand Simpsonfamilies, and miscellaneous papers.

Of note within the correspondence are letters to Eva Cabell, wife of William Russell Robinson, which coincide with the Civil War period. Letters from Peachy G. Harrisonto Eva Cabelldescribe his general experiences during the war but do not discuss military engagements in any detail.

Several letters in the general correspondence contain items of interest: a photograph of Colonel Wirt Robinson(March 3, 1929); (references to the history of the house " Colleton" (March 19, 1939;) and notes concerning Robinson (December 24, 1952).

The miscellaneous papers include a few business papers of Captain John Cabell, 1770-1815; physician's licenses; school report cards; a history of the old Midway Mill, located on the James Rivernear Wingina, Nelson County, Virginia; poetry; and a photograph of the Cabell Memorial Chapel in Somersetshire, Great Britain.

The album has photographs of the following people plus some unidentified individuals: Tom Brandes, Mrs. Coalter Cabell, Eva Cabell, Jessie Cabell, Ted G. Cabell, Sadie Chapins, Jeannie Alston Claiborne, Mr. De[Lion ?], Jim Frazer, James Franklin Gate, Bettie Klien, Mary Mollet, Lizzie Cabell Ritchie, Cabell Robinson, Wirt Robinson, Sally Rutherford, Bettie Sanders, Emma Simpson, John N. C. Stockton, Marion D. Wadman, and Tulle' Walkins.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bettie Klien
  • Bettie Sanders
  • Cabell Robinson
  • Coalter Cabell
  • Emma Simpson
  • Eva Cabell
  • James Franklin Gate
  • Jeannie Alston Claiborne
  • Jessie Cabell
  • Jim Frazer
  • John Cabell
  • John N. C. Stockton
  • Lizzie Cabell Ritchie
  • Marion D. Wadman
  • Mary Mollet
  • Peachy G. Harrison
  • Sadie Chapins
  • Sally Rutherford
  • Ted G. Cabell
  • Tom Brandes
  • Tulle' Walkins
  • William Russell Robinson
  • Wirt Robinson

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • James River
  • Somersetshire, Great Britain
  • Wingina, Nelson County, Virginia