Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1917-1930.

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Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1917-1930.

Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1917-1930.

The collection includes manuscripts, letters, correspondence concerning publication of Cabell's books; revisions and publication of "Beyond Life," and "Jurgen"; stories, essays, legal papers relating to the suppression of Jurgen and subsequent obscenity trial; photos; newspaper clippings; miscellany; biographical sketch; scrapbook; notes; publication agreements; and autographs. There are typescripts and/or proofs for "Suggestions," "The Jewel Merchants," "The Lineage of Lichfield," "Cream of the Jest," "The Music From Behind the Moon," and "Jurgen" as sell as a review of "Jurgen" by Joseph Hergesheimer. Correspondence betwen Cabell and Guy Holt, of Robert M. McBride & Co. concerns revisions and publication of Cabell's books, stories,and books. Correspondents include: Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét, Edward Hale Bierstadt, Kate Langley Bosher, Ernest A. Boyd, Gilbert Cannan, Barrett H. Clark, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wilson Follett, Crosby Gaige, Garrard Glenn, Joseph Hergesheimer, James Hopper, Sidney Howard, Sinclair Lewis, Robert M. McBride, H. L. Mencken, George Moore, Christopher Morley, Ellis P. Oberholtzer, Albert Bigelow Paine, Josephine Preston Peabody, Burton Rascoe, Paul Jordan Smith, T. R. Smith, George Sterling, Will Orton Tewson, Amélie Rives and Pierre Troubetzkoy, Louis Untermeyer, Hugh Walpole, and James R. Wells.

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