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Papers, (microform)

Papers, 1722-1879
Inclusive dates
Papers, 1722-1879, collected by Nathaniel Francis Cabell (1807-1891) of Nelson County, Virginia, to be used in a work on the history of Virginia agriculture. Papers consist of bibliographies, constitutions, correspondence, diaries, essays, indexes, memorandums, minutes, patents, recipes, reports, resolutions, testimonials, and transcripts; and concern agriculture in Virginia from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Topics include agriculture, mainly tobacco, wheat, corn, and peas; livestock, mainly cattle, horses, sheep, and swine; farm implements like threshers, circular saws, mill equipment, and other tools; and manures for fertilizers. Some papers relate to the Agricultural Society of Albemarle and to the Virginia Agricultural Society. One letter comments on the possible sale of Mount Vernon in the 1850s. Correspondents include James Barbour, Joseph C. Cabell, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, Dr. William Cabell, John H. Cocke, James M. Garnett, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, William Massie, Peter Minor, Thomas Mann Randolph, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Richard Sampson, John S. Skinner, Edmund Taylor, and Yardley Taylor. Some letters contain notes by Cabell containing further information on the letters' topic and/or information on the writer
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm (Misc. reel 287).
Biographical or historical data
Nathaniel Francis Cabell was born 23 July 1807 at "Warminster" in Nelson County, Virginia, to Nicholas Cabell, Jr. (1780-1809) and Margaret Read Venable Cabell (1782-1857). He graduated from Hampden Sidney College in 1825 and from Harvard in 1827. Cabell settled in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1827, then moved back to Nelson County in 1832, settling at the family home, "Liberty Hall." Cabell wrote and published articles on religion, education, and agriculture. He married first Anne Blaws Cocke (1811-1862), daughter of General John H. Cocke (1780-1866), 14 September 1831, and they had six children. He married second Mary M. Keller of Baltimore, Maryland. Cabell spent the last few years of his life living with one of his sons in Bedford County, Virginia, where he died 1 September 1891. Cabell was buried in the family cemetery at "Liberty Hall" in Nelson County.
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Papers, (microform)
Collection is divided into two boxes for conservation reasons
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Governing access note
For preservation purposes, please service microfilm (Miscellaneous reel 287)
Immediate source of acquisition
Moore, J. Staunton
Type of unit
cu. ft.



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