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  • Papers, 1778-1893, of the Cabell family of Albemarle and Nelson Counties and Richmond, Virginia. Includes accounts, bills of sale, chancery causes, circulars, correspondence, deeds, promissory notes, receipts, and reports. The letters concern family affairs, business dealings, legal, political matters, and current events, including the affairs of the University of Virginia. Also contains information on the hiring out and sale of slaves. Notable correspondents include: George William Bagby, Robert A. Brock, George Craighead Cabell, James Lawrence Cabell, John Jordan Cabell, Joseph Carrington Cabell, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, William Daniel Cabell, George Callaway, John Hartwell Cocke, Richard Kenner Cralle, Chapman Johnson, James Lyons, St. George Tucker, and Thomas Hicks Wynne
  • Also included is a copy of Samuel Jordan Cabell's address to his constituents, 1800; circular by William H. Cabell; and a monthly return for Corotoman farm, 1856 March. Included are estate papers of Charles Carter and Rebecca C.F. Carter of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, administered by John Carrington Cabell. These papers include slave values and cost accounts for moving the slaves from Corotoman to Warminster, Nelson County, Virginia. Also included is a paper, "On the evil effects of overtasking the minds of children," written in 1881 by James Lawrence Cabell, President of the State Board of Health, University of Virginia
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  • Samuel Jordan Cabell (1756-1818), was the son of William Cabell II (1730-1798) and Margaret Jordan (d. 1812) of Nelson County, Virginia. He served during the Revolutionary war under George Washington, raising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He married Sarah Syme (1760-1814) of Hanover County, Virginia. Samuel represented Amherst County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1785-1792) and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1795-1803).
  • William Cabell (1772-1853), was the son of Nicholas Cabell (1750-1803) and Hannah Carrington of Amherst County, Virginia. In 1795 he married his first cousin, Elizabeth Cabell (d. 1801), and settled in Amherst County, Virginia. In 1805 he remarried to Agnes S.B. Gamble (1783-1863). He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, as state court judge, and Governor of Virginia (1805-1808).
  • Joseph Carrington Cabell (1778-1856) served in the Virginia General Assembly, 1808-1835, helped establish the James River and Kanawha Canal, and was a founding father and advocate for the University of Virginia.
  • Nathaniel Francis Cabell (1807-1891) was the son of Nicholas Cabell Jr. and Mary Carter Cabell. He married Anne Blaws Cocke (d. 1862), daughter of General John Hartwell Cocke. In 1867 he remarried to Mary M. Keller. He was a follower of Swedenborgianism, a pietistic and ecumenical sect of Christianity named for founder Emanuel Swedenborg. He was an author, writing genealogies on the Cabell family, on his religious sect, and anonomously edited the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Carrington Cabell relative to the establishment of the University of Virginia.
  • James Lawrence Cabell (1813-1899) was the son of George Cabell, Jr. (1774-1827). He attended the University of Virginia, 1829-1833, was a physician, and Professor of Anatomy and Surgery of the School of Medicine in the University of Virginia. He also served as president of the National Board of Health, 1879-1884.
  • George Craighead Cabell (1836-1906) was the son of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell. He was a lawyer, served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1875-1887, and a Confederate officer during the Civil War.
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Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
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safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
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low reduction ratio
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microfilm reel
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