A Guide to the James Branch Cabell Collection Cabell, James Branch. 5618-a

A Guide to the James Branch Cabell Collection

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 5618-a, -c, and -d


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
5618-a, -c, and -d
Title
James Branch Cabell Collection 1897-1955
Extent
ca. 1000 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

James Branch Cabell Collection, Accession 5618-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1971 July

Funding Note

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



Container List

Manuscripts
  • Box 1
    "Above Paradise"
    n.d.
    TMs, 11 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "The Appeal to Posterity"
    1922 Feb
    TMs, 7 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "Around Lichfield"
    n.d.
    TMs, 23 p.

    [Foreword to an anthology, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "Art, Beauty, and Balderdash"
    n.d.
    TMs, 9 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "Art, Beauty, and Balderdash"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 6 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "The Arts in Gaza"
    n.d.
    TMs, 8 p.

    [Review of Poe's Richmondby Agnes Bondurant, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    First draft of As I Remember It
    [1955]
    TMs, 300 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    Printer's copy of As I Remember It
    [1955]
    TMs, ca. 220 p.
  • Box 1
    Discarded pages from As I Remember It
    [1955]
    TMs, ca. 100 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "Between Worlds"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 8 p.
  • Box 1
    Bibliography of Cabell writings
    1949 Jul 3
    TMs, 68 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 1
    "Biography of the Life of Manuel"
    n.d.
    TMs, ca. 200 p.

    [20 author's notes, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "The Bright Bees of Toupan"
    n.d.
    TMs, 10 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    Review of A Certain Measureby Ellen Glasgow
    n.d.
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "The Chivalry of Ellen Glasgow"
    n.d.
    AMs, 4 p.
  • Box 2
    "The Chivalry of Ellen Glasgow"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 11 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "The Comedian"
    n.d.
    TMs, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "Concerning David Jogram"
    1911 Jan
    TMs, 12 p.

    [w/autographcorrections]

  • Box 2
    Printer's copy of "Concerning David Jogram"
    n.d.
    TMs, 13 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "The Contentment of Saraide"
    n.d.
    TMs, 12 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "Coth at Portusa"
    n.d.
    TMs, 13 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    Printer's copy of epilogue of The Cream of the Jest
    n.d.
    TMs, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    First draft of preface to The Devil's Own Dear Son
    1948 Nov 27
    TMsS, 14 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    Second draft of The Devil's Own Dear Son
    [1949]
    TMs, 161 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "Dizain of the Doomed"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 9 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "Ellen Glasgow"
    n.d.
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "Exit"
    n.d.
    TMs, 7 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    ["Factual Fiction"] re: The First Gentleman of America
    [1942]
    TMs, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    First draft of Figures of Earth, in 2 parts
    [1920]
    TMsS, AMs, TMs (carbon), ca. 150 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    First draft of The First Gentleman of America
    [1942]
    TMs, ca . 220 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    Notes and discarded passages from The First Gentleman of America
    [1942]
    TMs, AMs, 45 p.

    [w/autograph corrections]

  • Box 2
    "Assisting Data" for The First Gentleman of America
    1941
    TMs

    [Gathered by E.W. Lawson. ]

  • Box 2
    "The Fourth Mrs. Paterson," review of Never Ask the Endby Isabel Paterson
    n.d.
    TMsS, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 2
    "The Fourth Mrs. Paterson"
    n.d.
    TMs, 5 p.

    [Clean copy.]

  • Box 3
    First draft of Hamlet Had an Uncle
    1939 Jul
    TMs, ca. 200 p.

    [In a binder, w/autograph corrections]

  • Box 3
    Second version of Hamlet Had an Uncle
    1939 Jul
    TMs, ca. 150 p.

    [w/autograph corrections and insertions.]

  • Box 3
    First draft of The High Place
    [1923]
    AMs, 39 p.

    [w/note by author: "The only first draft of any book by me in existence."]

  • Box 3
    The High Place
    [1923]
    TMs, ca. 150 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 3
    Early draft of part of "Homage of Col. Esmond"
    n.d.
    TMs, 6 p.

    [w/autograph corrections]

  • Box 3
    "Homage to Col. Esmond"
    n.d.
    TMs, 7 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 3
    First draft of I Go to My Father [The Devil's Own Dear Son]
    [1949]
    TMs, ca. 160 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 3
    Notes for I Go to My Father
    [1949]
    AMs, 11 p.
  • Box 3
    "In the Sylvan's House"
    n.d.
    TMs, 14 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 3
    "The Jewel Merchants"
    [1921]
    TMsS, 28 p.

    [carbon, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 3
    Jurgen, Chapters XXI-L, from first edition
    [1918]
    TMs, 194 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 4
    First draft of The King Was in His Counting House
    [1938]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 170 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 4
    Second version of The King Was in His Counting House
    [1938]
    TMs, 215 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 5
    Parts for first versions of Ladies and Gentleman
    [1934]
    TMs, 49 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 5
    Second version of Ladies and Gentleman
    [1934]
    TMs, 103 p.

    [w/autograph corrections, and TMs (carbon).]

  • Box 5
    "Last Cry of Romance," review of Barren Groundby Ellen Glasgow
    1925 Apr
    TMsS, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections]

  • Box 5
    Data for Let Me Lie
    [1946]
    TMs, 27 p.; 12clippings
  • Box 5
    First drafts of Let Me Lie
    [1946]
    TMs, AMs, 200 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 5
    Let Me Lie
    [1946]
    TMs, 300 p.

    [w/ covering 4 pp. typed memo from Marjorie May, editor at Farrar's, to James Branch Cabell, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    First draft of "The Lineage of Lichfield"
    1921 Aug
    TMs, AMs, 15 p.

    [w/autograph corrections]

  • Box 6
    "The Lineage of Lichfield," "Epistle Dedicatory," later version
    [1921]
    TMs, 13 p.

    [w/3 printer's sheets, w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Little More About Eve," preface to Something About Eve
    [1928]
    TMs, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections and additions.]

  • Box 6
    Later version of "A Little More About Eve"
    [1928]
    TMs, 6 p.

    [carbon]

  • Box 6
    Printer's copy of "A Little More About Eve"
    1928 Oct
    TMs, 9 p.
  • Box 6
    "Maid of Honor"
    n.d.
    TMs, 10 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    Later version of "Maid of Honor"
    n.d.
    TMs, 17 p.
  • Box 6
    "The Marriage of Bel-Imperia"
    n.d.
    TMs, 12 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "The Mathematics of Gonfal"
    n.d.
    TMs, 16 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Minus One-Third"
    n.d.
    TMs, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    First draft of "The Music From Behind the Moon"
    [1926]
    TMs, 21 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    First Version of The Nightmare Has Triplets
    n.d.
    TMs, 62 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Note as to Ettarre," preface to The Witch-Woman
    [1948]
    TMs, 11 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Note for the Intending Reader." preface to The House of Lost Identityby Donald Corley
    1927 Feb 22
    TMsS, 2 p.

    [carbons. w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Note on Frances Newman"
    1929 Aug 11
    TMs, 7 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Note on Lichfield," preface to illustrated edition of The Cream of the Jest
    1927 Jan
    TMs, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "A Note Upon Branch Cabell"
    n.d.
    TMs, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections and additions.]

  • Box 6
    Printer's copy of "A Note Upon Cabellian Harmonics"
    1924 Jan
    TMs, 8 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Of Horses"
    1951 May 24
    TMs, 23 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Of Messer Marco Polo, Sixteen years Old"
    n.d.
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "On Second Thought," from Brussel's Bibliography of Cabell
    [1932]
    AMs, 2 p.
  • Box 6
    First typed version of "On Second Thought"
    [1932]
    TMs, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    Second typed version of "On [upon] Second Thought"
    [1932]
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Once More, the Immortals," review of Fantasticaby Robert Nichols
    1923 Sep
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "One Face and Another," review of The Face of the Worldby Johan Bojer
    1919 Sep
    TMsS, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    First version of "Porcelain Cups"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 19 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Portrait of the Artist: Full Lenth," review of works of George Moore
    1923 Oct
    TMs, 6 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Preface to the Past"
    [1936]
    TMs, 10 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    First draft of Quiet, Please
    [1952]
    TMs, 37 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    Quiet, Pleaseand associated data
    [1952]
    TMs, TMs (carbon), 185 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "Realism"
    [1935]
    TMs, 2 p.

    [w/ clipping of printed version and clipping of H. L. Mencken's reply; w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 6
    "The Revival of a Classic," review of Mother Goose
    1897
    TMsS, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 7
    First draft of Part I of The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMs, TMs (carbon), 260 p.

    [w/autograph corrections & additions.]

  • Box 7
    First draft of Part II of The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMs, TMS (carbon), 240 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 7
    Second draft of The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMs, TMs (carbon), 260 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 7
    Printer's copy of The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMsS, 300 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 8
    Miscellaneous data for The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 100 p.
  • Box 8
    First draft by A.J. Hannafor The St. Johns
    [1943]
    TMs, ca. 160 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 8
    "The Scope of the Novel"
    n.d.
    TMs, 5 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 8
    First version of The Silver Stallion
    [1925]
    TMs, TMs (carbon), ca. 200 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 8
    Early drafts of Smire
    [1937]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 200 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 8
    First version of Smire
    [1937]
    TMs, 215 p.

    [w/autograph corrections and additions.]

  • Box 8
    First draft of Smirt
    [1934]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 125 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    Second version of Smirt
    [1934]
    TMs, 182 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    First draft of Smith
    [1935]
    TMs, ca. 230 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    Second draft of Smith
    [1935]
    TMs, ca. 110 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    "Some Objections to Branch Cabell"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 3 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    First draft of Some of Us
    [1930]
    TMs, 77 p.

    [w/clippings tipped in; w/autograph corrections and additions.]

  • Box 9
    First draft of Something About Eve
    [1927]
    TMs, ca. 75 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    Discarded pages from Something About Eve
    [1927]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 200 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 9
    Second draft of Something about Eve, 2 v.
    [1927]
    TMs, ca. 170 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 10
    "Sonnets from Antan"
    n.d.
    AMsS, 10 p.
  • Box 10
    First drafts of Special Delivery
    [1933]
    TMs, AMs, ca. 130 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 10
    First version of Straws and Prayer Books, 2 v.
    [1924]
    TMs, ca. 230 p.

    [w/autograph corrections & note.]

  • Box 10
    First version of Taboo
    1920 Dec
    TMs, 19 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 10
    There Were Two Pirates
    [1946]
    TMs, 72 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 10
    First drafts of These Restless Heads
    [1932]
    TMsS, TMs (carbon)and AMs, ca. 300 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    Printer's copy of These Restless Heads
    1931 Jul
    TMs, 150 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    "The Thin Queen of Elfhame"
    n.d.
    TMs, 7 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    "Townsend of Lichfield"
    [1929]
    TMsS, AMs, 12 p.

    [w/autograph corrections on TMsS.]

  • Box 11
    Unrevised carbon of "Townsend of Lichfield"
    [1929]
    TMs (carbon), 10 p.
  • Box 11
    Printer's copy of "Townsend of Lichfield"
    1929 Apr 14
    TMs, 24 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    "Turtle-Meat and Broomsticks," review of From a Southern Porchby Dorothy Scarborough
    1919 Nov
    TMs, 14 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    Clean copy of "Turtle-Meat and Broomsticks"
    1919 Nov
    TMs, 4 p.
  • Box 11
    First version of "The Water of Airdra"
    [1935]
    TMs, 10 p.

    [became "Book of Elair" in Smith; w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    Second version of "The Water of Airdra"
    [1935]
    TMs, 13 p.
  • Box 11
    Draft of "The Way of Ecben"
    [1929]
    AMs, 3 p.
  • Box 11
    First draft of Part I of "The Way of Ecben"
    [1929]
    TMs, 22 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    Later version of "The Way of Ecben"
    [1929]
    TMs, 69 p.

    [w/autograph corrections and additions.]

  • Box 11
    First version of "The Ways of Women"
    n.d.
    Photostat of TMs, 7 p.
  • Box 11
    First version of first part of "The White Robe"
    [1928]
    TMs, 8 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    First draft of "The White Robe"
    [1928]
    TMs, 32 p.

    [Inscribed to Frances Newman; w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    Printer's copy of "The White Robe"
    [1928]
    TMs, 32 p.
  • Box 11
    "The Witch-Woman"
    [1948]
    TMs, 8 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

  • Box 11
    "A Word to My Followers"
    n.d.
    TMs, 4 p.

    [w/autograph corrections.]

Photographs and prints
  • Box 11
    Cabell Room, Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia
    n.d.
    Picture postcard
  • Box 11
    Exhibit of Cabell material at [ University of Florida]
    n.d.
    Photo
  • Box 11
    43 illustrations by Frank C. Papé; for books by James Branch Cabell
    n.d.
    Engravings
Miscellaneous
  • Box 11
    Notes and parts of essays, 13 unidentified pages
    n.d.
    AMs, TMs
  • Pamphlets
    • Box 11
      "Bibliographic Check List of the Works of James Branch Cabell" by Merle Johnson
      1921
      Pamphlet, 28 p.

      [signed by author.]

    • Box 11
      Two copies of "James Branch Cabell" by H. L. Mencken
      1928
      Pamphlet, 33 p.
    • Box 11
      "Joseph Hergesheimer, an Essay in Interpretation" by James Branch Cabell
      1921
      Pamphlet, 27 p.
    • Box 11
      2 copies of "The Nightmare Has Triplets, An Author's Notes on Smire" by James Branch Cabell
      1937
      Pamphlet, 14 p.
    • Box 11
      "Of Ellen Glasgow, an Inscribed Portrait" by James Branch Cabelland Ellen Glasgow
      1938
      Pamphlet, 16 p.
  • Proofs
    • Box 11
      The First Gentleman of America
      [1942]
      Corrected gallery proofs, 71 strips
    • Box 11
      Hamlet Had an Uncle
      [1940]
      Corrected galley proofs, 70 strips
    • Box 11
      "The Jewel Merchants"
      [1921]
      Corrected page proofs, 63 pp.
    • Box 12
      Jurgen, Penguin Edition
      n.d.
      Page proofs, 71 strips
    • Box 12
      "A Little More About Eve"
      [1928]
      Corrected galley proofs, 4 strips
    • Box 12
      "A Note for the Intending Reader"
      [1927]
      Corrected page proofs, 3 p.
    • Box 12
      Quiet, Please
      [1952]
      Corrected page proofs, 105 p.
    • Box 12
      2 groups of The St. Johns
      [1943]
      Corrected galley proofs, 78 strips
    • Box 12
      The St. Johns
      [1943]
      Corrected page proofs, 317 p.
    • Box 12
      The St. Johnsp. 1-318
      [1943]
      Corrected page proofs

      [Large paged proof sheets]

    • Box 12
      Illustrations of opening sections of The Silver Stallion
      [1925]
      Galley proofs, 5 strips

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A.J. Hanna
  • Agnes Bondurant
  • As I Remember It
  • Donald Corley
  • Dorothy Scarborough
  • E.W. Lawson
  • Ellen Glasgow
  • Frances Newman
  • Frank C. Papé
  • George Moore
  • H. L. Mencken
  • Isabel Paterson
  • James Branch Cabell
  • James Branch Cabell
  • Johan Bojer
  • Marjorie May
  • Merle Johnson
  • Robert Nichols