Guide to the Arthur Lovejoy Cable Papers

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Guide to the Arthur Lovejoy Cable Papers 1914/1930

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Arthur Lovejoy Cable Papers
Dates: 1914-1930
Identification: MS-0075
Creator: Cable, Arthur Lovejoy, 1898-
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Arthur Lovejoy Cable was the son of Herbert Arthur Cable, Deputy State Labor Commissioner of California, and Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable, President of State Federation of Women's Clubs. His brother was John Rufus Cable. Cable was born in South Dakota, and grew up in Los Angeles. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad (1914-1915), the Imperial Valley Development Company, and as an accountant for a lumber firm in the Pacific Northwest. Cable enlisted in the army in 1917, and was honorably discharged in 1919. He attended boot camp at Camp Lewis, American Lake (Tacoma) Washington, was a Private, A Company 316 Engineer Regiment; a Corporal, Section 4, General Headquarters, France, A.E.F.; and Sergeant, section 4, General Headquarters, France, A.O.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Personal Name:

Cable, Arthur Lovejoy, b. 1898 -- Archives
Cable, Arthur Lovejoy, b. 1898 -- Correspondence

Topical Term:

World War, 1914-1918 -- Sources

Administrative Information



Conditions Governing Use:

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Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Arthur Lovejoy Cable Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This is a small collection of correspondence of Arthur Cable primarily to his mother and father, describing his military and work experiences and requesting help in regards to his failing marriage and subsequent divorce.  The letters also touch on the mental stability of Cable's brother, John.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

School Records of Arthur Lovejpy Cable & John Rufus Cable

Box 1, Folder 2

A.L. Cable letters, Southern Pacific Railroad March 8, 1914-21 and May 1915

Box 1, Folder 3

A.L. Cable letters, Bootcamp, Camp Lewis September 27, 1917-24 and October 1917

Box 1, Folder 4

A.L. Cable letters, A Company, 316 Engineers Regiment November 1 - Decemeber 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

A.L. Cable letters, General Headquarters, France, American Expeditionary Force January 1, 1915-18 and August 1918

Box 1, Folder 6

A.L. Cable letters, General Headquarters, France, American Expeditionary Force September 15, 1918-25 and December 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

A.L. Cable letters, General Headquarters, France, U.S. Army February 1, 1914-19- July 4, 1919

Box 1, Folder 8

A.L. Cable letters, Primary while with the Imperial Valley Development Co. April 14, 1920- June 9, 1930