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Cabell Family Papers, 1693-1913

Title
Cabell Family Papers, 1693-1913
ID
Mss. 65 C12
Extent
6.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Accounts, surveys and correspondence, chiefly 1743-1823, of members of the Cabell family of Albemarle and Amherst counties, Virginia.

Includes accounts and land transactions, 1733-1754, of Dr. William Cabell (1700-1774) as well as letters written to him concerning medical treatment.

Also includes accounts, surveys of Amherst County and correspondence with commission merchants of William Cabell (1729/30-1798); and surveyor's license and surveys of William Cabell (b. 1759).

Also includes correspondence, 1796-1820, of William H. Cabell (1772-1853); correspondence of William S. Crawford, clerk of Amherst County; and correspondence relating to the will of Patrick Henry, Jr. including a list of books purchased from the estate of Patrick Henry (1736-1799).

Prominent correspondents in the collection include Joseph Carrington Cabell, John Marshall, Philip Norborne Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas, Edmund Pendleton and Peyton Randolph.

There are manuscript volumes of the field survey books of Dr. William Cabell; entry survey books for Goochland and Albemarle Counties, and lists of court cases by William S. Crawford as well as surveys signed by Joshua Fry and surveying business conducted by the College of William and Mary.

Surveyor’s Notebooks from the Cabell Family papers in Swem Library’s microforms area, 1 reel, call number TA522 .V8 C3.

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Other URL
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/wm/viw00017.frame
Arrangement
This collection is organized into two series, 1. Papers, and 2. Manuscripts. This collection is arranged chronologically by date.
Creators
Cabell, William, Dr. (1700-1774)
Cabell Family
Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington) (1778-1856)
Cabell, William H. (1772-1853)
Cabell, William, Col. (1729-1798)
Crawford, William S. (d. 1815)
Fry, Joshua (1700 (ca.)-1754)
Marshall, John (1755-1835)
Nicholas, Philip Norborne (1775-1849)
Nicholas, Wilson Cary
Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803)
Randolph, Peyton (1721-1775)
Subjects
Albemarle County (Va.)
Amherst County (Va.)
Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856
Cabell, William, 1730-1798
Cabell, William, b. 1759
Cabell, William, Dr., 1700-1774
Cabell, William H., 1772-1853
Cabell family
College of William and Mary--History--18th century
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774
Crawford, William S., b. 1815
Freedmen--Virginia--History
Fry, Joshua, 1700 (ca.)-1754
Goochland County (Va.)
Goochland County (Va.)--History--18th century
Goochland County (Va.)--History--19th century
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Henry, Patrick, 1783-1804
Legal documents
Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Medicine--Virginia--History--18th century
Nicholas, Philip Norborne, 1773-1849
Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775
Surveying--Virginia--History
Virginia--Governors
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Genres
Account books
Correspondence
Surveys (documents)
Languages
English

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Acquired
07/18/1941.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Access Notes
When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale.
Purchased: 3,192 items, 07/18/1941.
Related Materials

Letters, 1885-1890, from William Cabell, England, to Alexander Brown, are located in the Cabell-Brown Collection within the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Cabell-Brown Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Cabell- Brown Papers, 1885-1890.12 items.Collection number: Mss. Sm Coll Cabell-Brown

The letters of Alexander Brown have been separated into two inventories, located within Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, that are related to the Cabell Fmaily papers.

Alexander Brown Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Alexander Brown Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Preferred Citation
Cabell Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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