James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell

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There are more arguments to prove that James Branch Cabell is a legend than to prove that he is a fact. The most dependable of contemporary authorities says of him that he is an "author; b. Richmond, Va., Apr. 14, 1879; s. Robert Gamble and Anne (Branch) C.; A.B., William and Mary, 1898; m. Priscilla, d. William Joseph Bradley, of 'Auburn,' Charles City Co., Va., Nov. 8, 1913; 1 son, Ballard Hartwell. Instr. French and Greek, William and Mary, 1896-7; worked in pressroom Richmond (Va.) Times, 1898; on staff New York Herald , 1899-1901, and Richmond (Va.) News, 1901; contributor of short stories, etc., to leading mags., 1902-10; was engaged in coal-mining in W. Va., 1911-13; genealogist Va. S. R., 1919-20; historian. Va. Soc. Colonial Wars, 1916-29, Va. Soc. S. A. R., 1917-23 . . .

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