Publisher: Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
James Branch Cabell and Ellen Glasgow With Friends
Virginia writer James Branch Cabell (center) is photographed in his home along with literary critic Burton Rascoe (far left); writer and editor Ellen Glasgow (near left); Rebecca Priscilla Bradley Shepherd Cabell, Cabell's first wife; and short story writer Elliot White Springs. Glasgow and Cabell, both successful Richmond writers and both active in 1920s-era Richmond artistic and social circles, chronicled their friendship and professional rivalry in several decades' worth of correspondence. This is the only known photograph of the two writers together.