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1874-1883
Inclusive dates
1874-1883
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1874-1883, of George Craighead Cabell (1836-1906) of Danville, Virginia, and United States congressman, consisting of a note, 1874, asking for agricultural reports to be delivered to Judge Nowlin; a letter, 9 December 1876, to Benjamin Perley Poore informing Poore of his Washington D.C. address; a letter, dated 2 December 1878, to Poore, sending his new address; a letter, dated 10 June 1880 to John K. Martin of Richmond, Virginia, concerning an "impertinent" letter from Martin; a letter, dated June 1880, from Martin to Cabell apologizing for any inappropriate remarks in his last letter; a letter, dated 26 January 1883 to Poore sending his new address; a picture of Cabell; a review of James Branch Cabell's QUIET, PLEASE; and entries from HARPER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNITED STATES HISTORY on various members of the Cabell family
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Biographical or historical data
George Craighead Cabell was born 25 January 1836 in Danville, Virginia, to Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) and Sarah Epes Doswell Cabell (1802-1874). He attended Danville Academy and studied law at the University of Virginia from 1856 to 1857. Cabell was admitted to the bar in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in 1857. From 1858 to 1861, he served as Commonwealth's attorney for Danville. He also edited a local paper. In 1861 he was appointed major of the 18th Virginia and saw action at First Manassas, Seven Pines, and South Mountain. Severely wounded at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff in 1864, Cabell was promoted to lieutenant colonel, but his military career was over. He returned to his law practice in Danville and in 1874 Cabell was elected to Congress. He served until 1887. Cabell married first Mary Harrison Baird (1838-1891) and they had 8 children, 5 of whom lived to adulthood. He then married Ellen Virginia Ashton (d. 1904) of Portsmouth, Virginia, and they had no children. Cabell died 23 June 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland, where he had gone for surgery. He was buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Danville.
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Vi
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Correspondence
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Immediate source of acquisition
Aldine Book Company
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000488689
Type of unit
  • leaves and 10
  • p.

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