MEMORIES AND MEMORIALS of WILLIAM GORDON McCABE - 1925 1st
Gordon, Armistead Churchill, MEMORIES AND MEMORIALS of WILLIAM GORDON McCABE, Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1925. First edition maroon cloth w/paper titling label on spine, two vols., 8vo (9.125x6.5"), very good / n.a., [v.1] 445 pp. / [v.2] 431 pp., both volumes having frontis of McCabe. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spines, both volumes would actually be in fine condition if not for the neatly done reinforcements / repairs to the verso and recto hinges of both volumes as evidenced in the accompanying photos. Capt William Gordon McCabe BIRTH: 4 Aug 1841 Richmond, Virginia DEATH: 1 Jun 1920 (aged 78) BURIAL: Blandford Cemetery Petersburg, Virginia Son of John Collins McCabe and Eliza Sophia Gordon Taylor McCabe. He graduated from Hampton Academy in 1858 and entered the University of Virginia in 1860. When the Civil War began, McCabe left the university and entered military service as a private in the 3rd company of the Richmond Howitzers, an artillery company. Serving throughout the war, rose to the rank of captain. After the Civil War,he opened the University School in Petersburg, Virginia, in October 1865. He operated his school there for 30 years before moving it to Richmond, where he closed it in 1901. McCabe achieved fame as a scholar, author, poet, translator, and editor. He declined the offers of professorships from several universities. He married first Jane Pleasants Harrison Osborne on April 12, 1867,she died in 1912, they had 3 children. He married second Gilleria "Gillie" Armistead Cary on March 16,1915.