The Cabell Papers

The Measure of a Family
October 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016

Since William Cabell’s arrival in America in 1726, the Cabell family was among one of the first families of Central Virginia. The Cabell Family Papers in Swem’s Special Collections Research Center include correspondence, publications, genealogical records, literary manuscripts, accounts and land transactions, dating from 1693 to 1958. This exhibit showcases just a few of the Cabell documents in our holdings.


Images of the exhibit are available from Swem Library on Flickr.

Curator: Khanh Vo, Special Collections Graduate Apprentice and PhD Candidate in American Studies. Exhibit Design and Installation: Jennie Davy, Burger Archives Specialist, and Khanh Vo, with assistance from Dana Florczak, Mattie Clear, and Colin Morgan, Undergraduate Student Assistants.