Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920.

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McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920.

Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920.

The papers consist chiefly of McCabe's correspondence with prominent scholars, U.S. and British literary figures, and Civil War veterans. Topics include the Civil War, the Confederacy, Confederate veterans organizations, World War I, black suffrage, the University of Virginia, and British literature. Of particular interest are accounts of the destruction of Hampton and the seizing of the powder magazine at Norfolk, accounts of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and of Australian troops in Egypt, the retaining of Robert E. Lee's body in Lexington, Swedenborgianism in 1864, and Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920, the Rotunda fire, changes in the University of Virginia's degree program, and a controversy regarding professor William Howard Perkinson. Also of interest are a letter of Robert E. Lee on William Johnson Pegram, a letter of recommendation from Matthew Arnold, three pages of Thackeray's "The Virginians," a sonnet of Egerton Webbe copied and annotated by Leigh Hunt, two pages from John Richard Green's "Short history of the English people," Edmund Clarence Stedman's "The old admiral," and a poem on being seasick written in imitation of Tennyson by John Reuben Thompson. Tennyson items include a letter,1884 Aug 20 from Audrey Tennyson, brief social letters 1884 Nov 26 and 1888 Feb 12 from Lord Tennyson, a copy of "Carmen Saeculare, an Ode in Honor of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria," sent to McCabe, 1887 Aug 19, and a quotation by Tennyson, 1889 Aug 8. The papers also contain COPIES of letters including Edgar Allan Poe to John Collins McCabe critiquing a poem by McCabe; Thomas Jefferson to Francis Walker Gilmer re Gilmer's mission to obtain University of Virginia professors abroad; visits to Tennyson by McCabe, 1884 and 1887; Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie on her father's writing habits and a note to her from Robert Browning; Henry James on a promised volume and his "busy scribbling autumn"; and a letter of Stonewall Jackson to Robert E. Lee re the impending battle of Chancellorsville. There are papers, 1757-1796, of McCabe's ancestor George Taylor chiefly re his iron business in Easton, Pennsylvania including a plat of the site of present day Pittston, Pennsylvania, 1771. In addition there are class rolls from McCabe's University School, "The old Virginia gentleman" by George William Bagby, an autograph book, 1905 - 1908, an address book, 1920, and a replica of the great seal of the Confederacy, 1911.

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Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888

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Matthew Arnold's reflective, urbane poetry and novels thoughtfully express the social issues and religious confusion of Victorian England. He worked as a school inspector, and his belief in liberal education is a theme in his poetry and essays. From the description of Matthew Arnold letters, 1875-1886. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50209290 British poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Williams [manuscript], n.y. March 21. (...

University of Virginia Rotunda (Charlottesville, Va.)

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Neve, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1855-1948

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Episcopal clergyman, Archdeacon, of Albemarle and Greene counties, Va. From the description of Photographs of parishioners and churches in Albemarle and Greene counties [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816534 An Episcopal clergyman, Neve emigrated from England to Virginia in 1888. Actively involved in missionary work in the mountains, he was named Archdeacon of the Blue Ridge diocese in 1904. From the description of Papers : of ...

Schele de Vere, M. (Maximilian), 1820-1898

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Munford, Beverley B. (Beverley Bland), 1856-1910

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Erskine, John, 1879-1951

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Epithet: Reverend; DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000214 Title: 9th Earl of Mar British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000219 John Erskine, educator, writer and musician, was born in New York on October 5, 1879. He received an A.B. in 1900, an A.M. in 1901, a Ph.D. in 1903 and an LL.D. in 1929 from Columbia Univ...

Bartlett, William Francis, 1840-1876

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University of Virginia. Library

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Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276 Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly...

Smith, Charles Forster, 1852-1931

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Davis, Noah K. (Noah Knowles), 1830-1910

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University of Virginia professor of moral philosophy. From the description of Papers of Noah K. Davis [manuscript], 1895-1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813220 ...

Peters, William E. (William Elisha), 1829-1906

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Peters was a student and then a professor (1866-1902) of Latin at the University of Virginia. From the description of Latin Case Relations, 1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744846 ...

Perkinson, William Howard.

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University School (Petersburg, Va.)

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Swem, E. G. (Earl Gregg), 1870-1965

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Librarian and author. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Virginia, 1916 April 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86172355 ...

Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924

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Classical scholar, born in Charleston, S.C. Professor at University of Virginia, 1856-76; first professor of Greek at Johns Hopkins (1876-1915). Served in Confederate Army during Civil War; wounded in Shenandoah campaign. Founder and editor (1880-1920) of American Journal of Philology. Author of "The Historical Syntax of Classical Greek" (1900-11); "Hellasand Hesperia" (1908); "The Creed of the Old South" (1915). From the description of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve papers, 1847-1925. (...

Tucker, Beverley Dandridge, 1846-1930

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Holt, Henry, 1840-1926

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American author and publisher. From the description of Papers of Henry Holt [manuscript], 1905 April 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816422 ...

Randolph, Alfred Magill, 1836-1918

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Episcopal Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Virginia (1883-1892) and the first Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia (1892-1918). From the description of Alfred Magill Randolph papers, 1867-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663904126 Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan County, Va. in 1821. His parents died in 1822 and he was raised by Edward C. Carrington and Eliza Preston Carrington. He attended Caldwell Institute, Greens...

Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919

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English novelist; daughter of W. M. Thackeray. From the description of Prayer : autograph manuscript : [n.p.], 1865 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858284 Ann Isabella Ritchie was the elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1861), a well-known Victorian novelist. Anne was a prolific novelist, essayist and writer of memoirs. By 1875, The Works of Miss Thackeray had been published in eight volumes (Smith, Elder & Company), extended to 15 volumes by 18...

Maurice, Frederick, Sir, 1871-1951

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Rives, Amélie 1863-1945

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Amélie Rives was born into an aristocratic Virginia family, and exhibited precocious writing talent. As a young writer, she published The Quick or the Dead?, which became a controversial bestseller; modernists derided the naive plot and theme, while traditional romanticists were scandalized by the sensual content. After a short marriage to Virginia lawyer John Armstrong Chanler ended, she met and married exiled Russian painter Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy and led a privileged life in America and E...

Green, Alice Stopford, 1848-1929

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Wister, Owen, 1860-1938)

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Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Harvard, Owen Wister travelled in the Western U.S. as a young man. Although he returned to the East and Harvard law school, he acted upon a friend's suggestion and began writing thrilling Western stories for Harper's. His well-researched stories, particularly The Virginian, helped establish the Western stereotypes that have become inculcated in the American psyche. From the description of Owen Wister letter to Charles W....

Balch, Thomas Willing, 1866-1927

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Thomas W. Balch, publicist, was born in Germany to American parents of Philadelphia origin. He was educated at Harvard and five years later received his LL.B. degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He began his law practice in 1895, but devoted much of his energies to writing and activism. Balch wrote many books and articles on genealogy including, the Balch genealogical (1907). He also wrote on international arbitration. His Alasko-Canadian frontier (1902) explores the ...

University School (Richmond, Va.)

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Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

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Confederate general. From the description of Letter (copy), 1861 Sept. 11 : Manassas, Va., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489351 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma [Alabama], to Colonel Blanton Duncan, 1867 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489683 From the description of Letter, October 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082432 Benjamin Stoddert E...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902-1932. He also received a Harvard AB in 1861, studied law at Harvard, and was an instructor and lecturer at Harvard in 1870-1871 and in 1880. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes notes on contracts and equity, ca. 1899. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612785608 Jurist and author. From the description of Letters, 1921-33, of John C. H. ...

McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920

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Classical scholar. From the description of Postal cards to Robert B. Tunstall [manuscript], 1918 February 24 and March 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647979308 From the description of Letter to Edmund Clarence Stedman [manuscript], 1892 January 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813016 W. Gordon McCabe, former Captain of A.P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, was a member of the official Virginia State Committee in charge ...

Johnston, William Preston, 1831-1899.

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Lawyer, soldier, educator, and author. From the description of William Preston Johnston : miscellaneous papers, 1863-1898. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49244114 Wiliam Preston Johnston (1831-1899), lawyer, soldier, and educator, the son of General Albert Sydney Johnston (who served in Texas, in Utah, and as commander of the Department of the Pacific in 1860, and as a Confederate general in the Civil War before his death at Shiloh), graduated from Yal...

Magruder, Julia, 1854-1907

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Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, Baron, 1852-1938,

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Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939

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Governor, U.S. Senator from Virginia, and Secretary of the Navy. From the description of Papers, 1867-1935. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188558 U.S. Representative 1893-1906; Virginia governor 1906-1910; U.S. Senator 1910-1933. From the description of Papers of Claude Augustus Swanson [manuscript], 1917-1922. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844476 U.S. Senator from Virginia, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. Fro...

Venable, Charles S. (Charles Scott), 1827-1900

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Confederate officer, aide to Robert E. Lee, and professor of mathematics at South Carolina College (1857-1862) and at the University of Virginia following the Civil War until retirement in 1893; author of several mathematics text books; born at "Longwood", in Prince Edward County, Va.; husband of Margaret Cantey McDowell. From the description of Charles S. Venable papers, 1858-1934. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43541303 Confederate officer, aide to Rob...

Wise, Jennings C. (Jennings Cropper), 1881-

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Johnson, Bradley T. (Bradley Tyler), 1829-1903

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Confederate general and author. After the war he practiced law in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., and served in the Virginia State Senate. From the description of Papers of Bradley T. Johnson, 1676-1937 (bulk 1840-1896). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136031 Confederate soldier; lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to W.W. Belknap, 1873 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489534 From the desc...

Davis, Varina, 1826-1906

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Second wife of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis. From the description of Letter and article: New York [N.Y.], 1905 Oct. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29417912 First Lady of Confederacy. From the description of Letter: Montgomery [Al.], 1863 March [1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415155 Author; wife of Jefferson Davis [1808-1889], president of the Confederacy. From the description of V...

Everett, William, 1839-1910

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Classicist William Everett was born in Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard and Cambridge; he took one degree in law, and also studied for the ministry. He held positions as an educator at Harvard, Adams Academy, and other institutions, and served in Congress as a Democrat, completing the term of the resigned Henry Cabot Lodge. He also ran an unsucessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. He was a prominent speaker and published numerous lectures and orations. From the descrip...

Gordon, Armistead C. (Armistead Churchill), 1855-1931

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Armistead Churchill Gordon, a Virginia native, attended schools in Charlottesville and later became a successful attorney and historian in Staunton, Va. From the description of Papers, 1868-1875. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 34272410 Rector of the University of Virginia. From the description of Papers of Armistead Churchill Gordon [manuscript], 1887-1922. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647884483 Attorney ;Rect...

Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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English essayist and poet. From the description of [Letters] / Leigh Hunt. [1848-1856] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 234302986 From the description of Criticism on female beauty : notes, ca. 1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510755 Leigh Hunt moved from Chelsea to Kensington in 1840. From the description of Leigh Hunt, letter : Kensington, England : Autograph note signed, [1840?] Nov. 22. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record...

Smith, William Waugh, 1845-1912

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Jones, Catesby Ap Roger, 1821-1877

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Catesby Ap Roger Jones, scion of a prominent Virginia family, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1836 to 1861, then accepted a commission in the Confederate Navy until 1865. He was commanding officer of the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) and afterward served as an ordnance officer at Columbus, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., and Selma, Ala., where he married Gertrude T. Tartt and settled after the war. From the description of Catesby Ap Roger Jones journal, 1843-1845. (Oceanside Free Libra...

McCabe, John C. (John Collins), 1810-1875

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Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895

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University of Virginia professor. From the description of Letter, University of Virginia, to S.D. Cabaniss, Huntsville, Ala. [manuscript] 1867 April 3. 1867. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960869 Professor of law at the University of Virginia. From the description of Papers of John B. Minor, 1843-1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31254303 John B. Minor, b. Louisa County, Va. Attended University of Virginia, graduating ...

Maury, Dabney Herndon, 1822-1900

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Author and Confederate Army officer. From the description of Letters of Dabney Herndon Maury, 1862-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009539 Dabney Herndon Maury was a Major General in the Confederate States Army and commanded the District of the Gulf. From the description of Dabney Herndon Maury letter, 1865 June 1. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 244205268 Confederate general and organizer of the Southern Historical Society. ...

Black, William, 1841-1898

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William Black was born in Scotland; his earliest ambition was to be a painter, but he had no success, and took to journalism. While working for London's Daily Star, he covered the Austro-Prussian war from the front, and was taken captive. Afterward, he continued to work in journalism while devoting himself to novels; he eventually became a popular success, notably for his adventure novels set in Scotland. From the description of William Black letter to Mrs. Jeaffreson, circa 1880 Dec...