Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1915-1930.

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Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1915-1930.

Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1915-1930.

Letters to Cabell from Sinclair Lewis, chiefly re: editorial matters. Topics include the rejection of Cabell's manuscript "In the Flesh", the dedication of "Main Street" to Cabell and Joseph Hergesheimer, and compliments on Cabell's "Figures of Earth." Collection also contains a brief newspaper biography of Cabell and an undated letter to Cabell from "Hal" (Harrison Smith) regretting that Smith will not be able to see him, and a sheet of translations of quotations in German and Greek that are discussed in one of the letters.

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