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Marble statue of Aesred, the ever-transforming female from James Branch Cabell's mythical land of Poictesme. Originally belonging to James Branch Cabell, this piece is now in Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library.

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Title page from one of Cabell's copies of this work. Beatrice Houdini once sent Cabell a copy of this book with a request for his autograph.
PS 3505_A153M8_1926 Music from Behind the Moon title page alt2 rsz.jpg

Photographic portrait of Mrs. Louisa Nelson. Cabinet card owned by James Branch Cabell. Date given on reverse, c.1893
G.W. Davis is often noted for hiring African-American photographers James Conway Farley (in 1875) and George O. Brown (in 1879).
RG 60 Ser XI Box 3 Louisa Nelson_ca 1893_front_crop rsz.jpg

This is the only known photograph of Ellen Glasgow and James Branch Cabell together. It was taken at the Cabell home on June 1, 1928 by Richmond’s Dementi Studio for the Richmond News Leader. From left to right are Burton Rascoe, a literary critic…
RG 60 Ser XI B1 James Branch Cabell Ellen Glasgow and friends crop rsz.jpg

A catalogue of the items, laid-in contents, and location of James Branch Cabell's personal library as it existed in 1967.
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Detail of a studio portrait of Ballard Hartwell Cabell by Foster Studio, Richmond, VA. Inscribed in James Branch Cabell's hand, "For John Bell Cabell from Ballard Hartwell Cabell."
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This print belongs to a series on American authors by printmaker David Freed, professoremeritus of VCU School of the Arts. The woman seen in relief represents Cabell's interest in Greek literature.This work is located in the anteroom to the Cabell…
James Branch Cabell by David Freed 1972 rsz.jpg

A newspaper clipping attached to the back of this caricature (which appears to come from the Times-Dispatch) reads as follows:Q. Please tell me something about the artist, H.H. Hart, whose fascinating caricature of James Branch Cabell appeared in…
RG 60 SeriesXI B1 Oversize_The Devils Own Dear Son HH Hart rsz.jpg

Letter from Beatrice Houdini, wife of Harry Houdini, to James Branch Cabell requesting his autograph on a copy of The Music From Behind the Moon (which she misnamesThe Music From Beyond the Moon.) The letter is typed on mourning stationery…
M214 Box 2 Letter from Beatrice Houdini to JBCabell rsz.jpg

Book given to James Branch Cabell by Beatrice Houdini, from her collection. The book was originally given by the author, Robert Green Ingersoll to his friend, John G. Mills on June 24, 1880. Harry Houdini acquired the book and added his bookplate…
BL 2725_S6 1879 Some mistakes of Moses_Ingersoll back cover rsz.jpg

This image by L'Engle (1884-1957) appears on the back of Cabell'sThere Were Two Pirates, published in 1946.
JBC drawing by William LEngle 1946 adj rsz.jpg

Portrait of Ellen Glasgow, by Elsie Lowden, circa 1920. The portrait is inscribed "For James Branch Cabell in friendship. from Ellen Glasgow 1926"

This work is located in the anteroom to the Cabell Room.
Ellen Glasgow Portrait inscribed to JBC rsz.jpg
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