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MF: 5735, Series B, Reel 3

James B. Cable Papers

(Mss. 1765)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Series Description(s)

5

Index Terms

6

Container List

7

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Summary

Size.

61 items and 1 printed volume.

Geographic locations.

Grenada, Miss.; Lauderdale, Miss.; West Station, Miss.; Long Beach, Miss.; New Orleans, La.

Inclusive dates.

1862-1913

Bulk dates.

1885-1913

Language.

English

Summary.

Correspondence, letters, and published and unpublished poems and stories of James Boardman Cable, a writer of Long Beach, Mississippi.

Organization.

Organized into the following series: I. Letters, 1862-1913; II. Miscellaneous, undated; III. Poems, 1897-1910; IV. Stories, 189?-1901; and V. Printed volume, 1880.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

George Washington Cable Miscellany, Mss. 1162, 1342, 1466, 2027, 2183, 2473, 2691, 3172, 3175.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

James B. Cable Papers, Mss. 1765, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

U:106; M:18

Also available on:

Microfilm 5735, Series B, Reel 3

Omission: 1885-1913, and Miscellaneous (undated)

Biographical/Historical Note

James Boardman Cable (1846-1915) was born in New Orleans, La. and served in a Confederate hospital during the Civil War. Like his brother, George Washington Cable, James was a writer, producing mostly poetry and short stories. He resided in Long Beach, Mississippi with his wife Julia A. Cable.

Scope and Content Note

The collection chiefly consists of Cable's correspondence and published and unpublished literary manuscripts. These items reflect his personal relationship with his brother, his own literary career, and his service in a Confederate hospital. Letters (1865-1866) from Cable to his mother mention his work as an orderly at Oliver Hospital, Lauderdale, Mississippi, during the Civil War. Letters from George indicate his indifference and aversion to seeing James. Some genealogical material regarding the Cable family and an article about James B. Cable are included, as well as a number of his poems (1897-1910) and stories (undated). The printed item is a first edition (1880) of George Cable's "The Grandissimes."

Series Descriptions

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Contents

U:106

1

1

1862-1866

I. Letters:

15 items; 1 receipt for Confederate States War Tax (1862); 1 statement of account (undated); 13 letters from James B. Cable to his mother, including: 5 from Lauderdale, Mississippi (1865), 1 from Grenada, Mississippi, 1 from West Station, Mississippi (1865), 6 from New Orleans (1865-1866).

2

1885-1913

10 items: 5 letters from George W. Cable to his brother, James B. Cable (1885-1913); 1 telegram from G. W. Cable to his brother, James B. Cable (1906); 1 letter from James B. Cable to his mother (1890); 1 letter from Julia A. Cable to her husband, James B. Cable (1905); 1 note signed M. L. C. (undated); 1 printed label, James B. Cable, Harrison County, Mississippi.

U:106

1

3

Undated

II. Miscellaneous:

4 items; 1 literary criticism of George W. Cable’s “Kincaid’s Battery;” 1 account of a trip on the steamer, “Moro Castle,” on the Mississippi River; Lecture notes for “True Shirt;” 1 Genealogy – old spelling of the name “Cable”

4-5

1897-1910

III. Poems:

19 items; “Poems and Rhymes” (1908); “An Untitled Noble” (189?)

6-9

Undated

IV. Stories:

5 items; “The Woodchopper of Manchac”; “A Christmas Lost and Found”; “Muddy Bayou”; “A Hireling’s Christmas Gift”; “The Dictated Picture”

Undated

2 items; “Half Tickets”; “Meme’s Two Picaynes”

10

1891

1 item: Magazine: Current Topics, May 1891, published in New Orleans; “The end of a Long Line,” by James B. Cable; “James B. Cable,” by Ruth Ramay

M:18

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1880

V. Printed volume:

George W. Cable, The Grandissimes, (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1880)

[First edition purchased by James B. Cable in 1881]

Index Terms

Authors, American—Louisiana.

Authors, American--Mississippi.

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.

Cable, Julia A.

Cable family.

Harrison County (Miss.)

Long Beach (Miss.)

Poetry.

Short stories, American.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.

Container List

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

U:106

1

1-2

I. Letters (1862-1866, 1885-1913, undated)

3

II. Miscellaneous (undated)

4-5

III. Poems (1897-1910)

6-9

IV. Stories (1901, undated)

10

Magazine (1891)

M:18

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V. Printed Volume: The Grandissimes (1880)

MF:5735, Series B, Reel 3

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1 microfilm reel

Omission: 1885-1913, and Miscellaneous (undated)