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James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

This research guide has biographical and bibliographical information about the namesake of Virginia Commonwealth University's Library: James Branch Cabell.


The American Spectator was a literary magazine edited by G.J. Nathan, Ernest Boyd, Theodore Dreiser, James Branch Cabell and Eugene O'Neill, characterized above. 1932-1937 was the run with these original editors.

Books and Essays

The Special Collection and Archives department at James Branch Cabell Library of Virginia Commonwealth University has a wealth of primary resources on James Branch Cabell.  Below are listed just a sample of the scholarly books and articles written on Cabell.

The Manuscript Collections at VCU

Special Collections and Archives are honored to have wonderful primary resources in the form of manuscript collections. These manuscript collections contain letters, photographs, books, personal memorabilia and many other useful components for the study of James Branch Cabell.

Ellen Glasgow and James Branch Cabell



Ellen Glasgow (April 22, 1873-November 21, 1945) of

Richmond, Virginia is remembered as one of the

most important Southern regionalist authors an

d enjoyed much success during her career. Her

friendship and rivalry with James Branch Cabell

has been well chronicled.

Websites on James Branch Cabell