Letters from Virginians [manuscript], 1917-1960.
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Margaret Waller Freeman Cabell (1894-1983), an interior decorator and a supporter of the arts in Richmond, Virginia, was the second wife of writer James Branch Cabell (1879-1958). Born in Richmond in 1894, her family lived for a brief time on the 100 block of North Linden Street directly across the street from what would some 70 years later the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a graduate of Miss Jennie Ellett's School (now St. Catherine's School). In the 1...
Richmond author James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) is best known for his controversial Jurgen (1919), one of several ironic fantasies he wrote that took place in the mythical medieval world of Poictesme (Pwa- tem). Jurgen, laced with erotic overtones, was considered pornographic by some, and a trial over its content brought the reclusive writer national fame. Throughout the 1920s, Cabell was highly regarded by his literary peers -- H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and others praised his works. His med...
Virginia governor. From the description of Papers of Westmoreland Davis, 1877-1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959797 Governor of Virginia and president and publisher of the Southern Planter. From the description of Papers of Westmoreland Davis [manuscript] 1905-1920. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647936101 From the description of Papers of Westmoreland Davis [manuscript] 1889-1942. (University of Virginia). WorldCat ...