Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1844-10-12
Death 1925-01-31
Americans
French, English

Biographical notes:

George Washington Cable, an American author and critic, was born in New Orleans and fought for the South in the Civil War. His first collection of tales of life in the south was Old creole days (1879). In 1884 he went on a reading tour with Mark Twain. He moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1885. He is chiefly known for his early works describing picturesque Louisiana Creole life and courageous essays on civil rights.

From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1865-1918. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60677969

Epithet: American author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000755.0x00007d

American author.

From the description of Letter to Julia Neely Finch, 1909 March 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647842026

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Northampton, Mass., to Small, Maynard & Co., 1901 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133567

From the description of Letter to Mr. Thomas, 1882 January 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54097573

George Washington Cable was born in New Orleans, La., and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. He worked as a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune from 1865 to 1879. His most important works are Old Creole Days (1879), The Grandissimes (1880), and Madame Delphine (1881). His sympathy for civil rights and opposition to the harsh racism of the era showed in his writings, earning him resentment by many white Southerners. Cable moved to Massachusetts in 1884 and died in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1925.

From the description of George Washington Cable miscellany, 1850-1914. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 80014889

Cable was an American author.

From the description of Letters, an autograph, and a pamphlet, 1891-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80880106

Author and journalist Cable was born in New Orleans, was a reporter for the New Orleans Picayune (1865-1879), and wrote short stories for Scribner's Monthly, and more than a dozen novels.

From the description of Letter, 1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007204

Author, of Northampton, Mass., and New Orleans, La.

From the description of Papers, 1879-1922. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19317001

American novelist.

From the description of Papers, 1882-1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122453772

American regional novelist. His best received works were set in Louisiana.

From the description of George Washington Cable Letter to Mrs. Hillis [manuscript] January 24, 1899. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12939780

George Washington Cable was an American author who became famous for his fictional treatment of the Creoles of Louisiana. His best known books are Old Creole Days (1879), a collection of stories, and the novels, The Grandissimes (1880) and Madame Delphine (1881).

From the description of Papers, 1874-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122419288

From the guide to the George Washington Cable papers, 1874-1913., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

George Washington Cable (1844-1925) was na American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Lousiana. Contemporary and friend of Mark Twain.

From the guide to the George Washington Cable Letter to Mrs. Hillis, January 24, 1899, (Ohio University)

Short story writer, novelist, essayist, journalist, and historian. Worked as customhouse clerk and grocery clerk-cashier, 1859-63; worked at various clerkships, 1863-65; state surveyor, 1865-66; secretary to the New Orleans Oil Works Company, beginning 1865; incapacitated by malaria, 1866-68; New Orleans Picayune, New Orleans, LA, columnist and reporter, 1870-71; William C. Black and Company (cotton factory), New Orleans, bookkeeper, 1871-81; full-time writer, 1881-1925; published the journals Letter, 1892- 96, and Symposium, 1896. Toured the United States reading his own works, 1884-1925. Organized the Home-Culture Club, Northampton, MA, 1886 (later renamed Northampton People's Institute, 1909).--Cf. Biography Resource Center.

From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1871-1947. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 243470665

Author.

From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1866-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980931

Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.

American author.

From the description of Papers of George Washington Cable [manuscript], 1881-1883. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647869871

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Subjects:

  • Race relations
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • African American songs
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Creoles
  • Authors, American--Biography
  • Novelists, American
  • Authors, American--Political and social views
  • Prison reformers
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • African Americans--Music
  • American literature
  • Authors and publishers--19th century
  • Women--Suffrage
  • American literature--19th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Notaries--Selection and appointment--Louisiana--New Orleans
  • Authors
  • Newspaper editors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana--New Orleans (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)