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Virginius Dabney


American teacher and author. Studied at the University of Virginia and practised law in Memphis. Fought with the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. Established the Loudoun School in Middleburg, Virginia. In charge of a preparatory school at Princeton, 1873–4, then conducted the New York Latin School in New York City until 1887. On the editorial staff of the New York Commercial Advertiser. Published two novels, The story of Don Miff (1886) and Gold that did not glitter (1889).




DAB: Dictionary of American biography. Under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. 20 vols., index, and 10 supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons; Simon & Schuster Macmillan. London: Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1928–95.