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Louisa Nelson was the beloved nurse of James Branch Cabell and his brothers Robert G. Cabell and John L. Cabell. She lived with the Cabell family for 25 years, employed first a a nurse, then later as a maid to the boys' mother, Anne Cabell. Louisa…
M214 Scrapbook 2 Box 16_Louisa Nelson_obits 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
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