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Robert Morton Hughes Papers, 1754-1950, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Janice Halecki

Collection Overview

Title: Robert Morton Hughes Papers, 1754-1950, undated

ID: 00/MG 7

Primary Creator: Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton) (1855-1940)

Extent: 20.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The Hughes collection is divided into 14 series:

Series I: Personal Correspondence. Includes R. M. Hughes' correspondence from 1866 to 1939.

Series II: Financial Records. Includes R. M. Hughes' bills, tax receipts and deeds.

Series III: Speeches. Includes R. M. Hughes' speeches on historical, legal, political and literary topics.

Series IV: Writings. Includes R. M. Hughes' writings, both published and unpublished, on political, legal and historical topics.

Series V: Legal Practice. Includes a certificate to practice law in Virginia, correspondence and other papers related to Hughes' legal practice from 1877 to 1924.

Series VI: Politics. Includes material related to Hughes' involvement in Virginia Politics.

Sub series A: Correspondence. Covers the years 1880 to 1939.

Sub series B: Applications for Judgeships. Consists mostly of correspondence from R. M. Hughes and others on his behalf regarding his efforts to be appointed to a federal judgeship. Covers the years 1897 to 1911.

Sub series C: General. Includes background material on Hughes, newspaper clippings and political scrapbooks dated 1902-3 and 1928-9.

Sub series D: Virginia Constitutional Commission. Includes Hughes' correspondence and articles regarding his participation on the Virginia Constitutional Commission from 1926-1929

Series VII: Education. Includes material on Hughes involvement in education, particularly his association with the College of William and Mary.

Sub series A: College of William and Mary. Consists mostly of correspondence from 1878 to 1941, includes correspondence regarding the Norfolk Branch of the College of William and Mary dated 1925-1941.

Sub series B: University of Virginia. Includes correspondence and other materials dated 1884-1938.

Sub series C: State Education Commission. Includes correspondence and other material dated 1927-1928.

Sub series D: State Board of Education. Includes correspondence and other material regarding Hughes' tenure on the State Board of Education 1930-1935.

Series VIII: Memorabilia. Includes certificates, mementos from William and Mary, a memorial volume for Harvey Laird Wilson, and memorial pamphlets (1855-1940).

Series IX: Pictorial Records. Include photographs, drawings and engravings.

Series X: Family Papers. Includes family information and correspondence.

Sub series A: General. Includes a partial family tree and other information on the Hughes, Johnston, and Preston families.

Sub series B: Judge R.W. Hughes (father of R. M. Hughes) includes correspondence from 1840-1902. (3 boxes)

Sub series C: Eliza Johnston Hughes. Contains correspondence from 1843-1901. (2 boxes)

Sub series D: Charles C. Johnston (R. M. Hughes' Maternal Grandfather) correspondence from 1824-1831 (8 documents)

Sub series E: Eliza Preston Johnston (R. M. Hughes' Maternal Grandmother) correspondence from 1821-1827 (9 documents)

Sub series F: Governor John Floyd. Includes one document only, a letter to the Governor of New York regarding fugitive slaves, dated 1832

Sub series G: John B. Floyd (son of Governor John Floyd and R. M. Hughes' adoptive maternal grandfather) includes correspondence from 1831-1863.

Sub series H: Sally B. Preston Floyd (R. M. Hughes' adoptive maternal grandmother) includes correspondence dated 1839-1879 (12 documents)

Sub series I: Edward Johnston. Includes correspondence dated 1847-1848 (2 documents)

Sub series J: John Preston Johnston (R. M. Hughes' maternal uncle) includes correspondence dated 1837-1845 (26 documents)

Sub series K: General Joseph E. Johnston (R. M. Hughes' maternal uncle) includes correspondence related to the civil war, correspondence with General James Longstreet and General Jubal Early, correspondence with relatives, accounts of civil war battles, and a rough draft of his memoirs. (1836-1924)

Sub series L: Various Relatives. Includes correspondence dated 1787-1858 of John Preston and Francis Preston (17 documents), Sarah Campbell Preston (9 documents), Letitial Floyd (1 document), and William Radford (3 documents).

Sub series M: Robert M. Hughes, Jr. Includes correspondence dated 1921-1950, and miscellaneous publications dated 1941-1946.

Series XI: Historical Studies. Includes R. M. Hughes' studies of the Civil War period and the place of some of his relatives in Virginia history.

Sub series A: Governor John B. Floyd. Includes material on Floyd's views and actions at the start of the civil war and correspondence regarding Hughes' historical writings. (1888-1937)

Sub series B: General Joseph E. Johnston. Includes copies of letters to Johnston, newspaper articles, correspondence between Johnston and Hughes regarding the writing of Johnston's memoirs, and correspondence with publishers regarding Johnston's biography. (1891-1939)

Sub series C: Civil War Topics. Includes writings by Hughes, correspondence regarding treatment of Civil War issues in Muzzey's history textbook. (1907-1936)

Sub series D: Virginia History. Includes materials regarding various aspects of Virginia history

Sub series E: General. Includes correspondence on various historical topics and newspaper clippings. (1890-1939)

Series XII: Index Cards. For letters once owned by R. M. Hughes

Series XIII: Miscellaneous. Includes proceedings of the Research Club (1914-1920), correspondence, writings, and scrapbooks.

Series XIV: Oversized Materials. Includes certificates, diplomas, and scrapbooks focused on the Civil War and Spanish-American War.

Date Acquired: 05/19/1976. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors, College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division, Confederate States of America. Army, Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863, Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940, Hughes family, Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891, Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, Virginia. State Board of Education

Languages: English

Abstract

Contains personal and political correspondence regarding his legal practice, involvement in Virginia politics and his activities in support of education. Had longtime association with the College of William and Mary, served on the State Board of Education and the Board of Directors of the Norfolk Public Library. Significant aspect of this collection is the papers of his family, Governor John B. Floyd, General Joseph E. Johnston, and Judge Robert W. Hughes, important public figures before, during, and after the Civil War.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Hughes Papers are divided into three major sections. The first section contains Hughes' personal and political correspondence, speeches, literary efforts, small amounts of material related to his legal practice and to his involvement in Virginia political affairs (included is his participation in the Constitutional Commission of 1926-1927), and considerable material about his activities in support of education. Of particular note in this last area are his longtime association with the College of William and Mary (1870-1940) and his service on the State Board of Education (1930-1935).

The second section consists of correspondence and other papers originally belonging to certain of Hughes' relatives. Some of the correspondence goes back to the late 18th century. The major figures are Hughes' father Judge R. W. Hughes (d. 1901). his mother Eliza Johnston Hughes (d. 1908), his adoptive maternal grandfather John B. Floyd, (1806-1863) and his maternal great uncle Joseph E. Johnston, (1807-1891). Judge Hughes was one of the first prominent Virginian's to turn Republican in the post-Civil War Period; Floyd was Governor of Virginia (1849-1852), Secretary of War under Buchanan (1857-1860), and a general in the Confederate army (1861-1863); Johnston was a general in both the U.S. and Confederate armies (1860-1865). Among Hughes' papers are a number of incomplete drafts of Johnston's published war memoirs.

The third section consists of correspondence and other material related to Hughes' extensive activity as an amateur historian. The central topics are the careers of Gen. Johnston and Governor Floyd and after that Virginia and southern history in general.

Collection Historical Note

Robert Morton Hughes was born on September 10, 1855, in the house of his mother's adoptive parents, Gov. John B. Floyd and Sally Preston Floyd at Abingdon in southwestern Virginia. Through his parents, Robert W. Hughes and Eliza Johnston Hughes, he was related to many of Western Virginia's prominent families, including the Prestons, Johnstons, Mortons, and Floyds. Hughes lived in Washington, D.C. and Richmond while still a child but spent most of his early life in Abingdon. He was educated there, largely by private tutors.

Hughes entered the College of William and Mary in 1870 at the age of 15 and graduated with an A. B. degree in 1873. His association with William and Mary would continue throughout his adult life. Hughes served on the college's Board of Visitors from 1893 to 1918 and was rector from 1905 to 1918. He was also an active fundraiser for the college and was instrumental in the establishment of its Marshall-Wythe School of Government and Citizenship. In 1920 his grateful alma mater awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree while in 1959 the library of the Norfolk branch of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University) was named in his memory.

Hughes also attended the University of Virginia where he studied law and earned a M.A. degree in 1877. After being admitted to the bar this same year, Hughes set up practice in Norfolk, Virginia, where he would continue to work until his retirement in 1920. His specialty was admiralty law. Hughes was elected president of the Virginia Bar Association in 1895 and of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association in 1907. In 1926 he was appointed by the Governor to a special commission created to suggest revisions to the Virginia constitution.

Hughes was a lifelong Republican, following the lead of his father who had been one of the first prominent Virginians to turn Republican during the Reconstruction period. This affiliation would not prove very rewarding for him. An unsuccessful Republican candidate for congress in 1902 and 1904, Hughes also failed in several attempts to be appointed to federal judgeships, beginning in 1897 when he sought to succeed his father as a judge in the district court at Norfolk, Hughes was a staunch conservative and the last years of his life found him ardently opposing the New Deal in general and Roosevelt's attacks on the Supreme Court in particular.

While Hughes never held elective office he served his community in many other ways. Besides his long tenure on the Board of Visitors of William and Mary, he sat on the Board of Directors of the Norfolk Public Library from 1912 to 1938--he was president after 1921--and was a member of the State Board of Education from 1930 until 1935 when he resigned because of failing health. Hughes was also an active member of Christ Church (Episcopal) in Norfolk where he served as a vestryman from 1884 to 1928.

Hughes' major avocation, especially in later life, was that of amateur historian. His main interest was Virginia history and, within this field, the roles played by members of his own family. He felt particularly duty bound to defend the reputations of two close relatives: Gov. John B. Floyd (1806-1863), his adoptive maternal grandfather, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), U.S.A., C.S.A., his maternal great uncle. Johnston had in fact asked Hughes to write his official biography, a work which was published by Appleton in 1893. As a result of his commitment Hughes expended much time and energy writing articles and letters refuting "incorrect" statements by various authors which had directly or indirectly denigrated the careers or questioned the integrity of either man.

Robert Morton Hughes died on January 15, 1940. He was survived by his wife - Mattie L. Smith Hughes, a son - Robert M. Hughes, Jr., and two grandchildren -Robert M. Hughes III and Carolyn Wright Hughes. A second son, Sydney Smith Hughes, had died in 1923.

Subject/Index Terms

College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors
College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division
Confederate States of America. Army
Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863
Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940
Hughes family
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia. State Board of Education

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Additional accessions made in 1980 and 1983.

Alternate Extent Statement: 42 Hollinger flat document cases and 4 oversize boxes

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Hughes Family

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A76-18

Related Materials: Other papers related to Robert Morton Hughes can also be found in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at William & Mary (Mss. 65 H88 and UA 5.013).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Robert Morton Hughes Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Finding Aid Revision History: Box and Folder inventory completed by Alexis Ferguson, Special Collections and University Archives Student Assistant, in May 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal Correspondence, 1871-1939, undated],
[Series II: Financial Records, 1886-1924],
[Series III: Speeches, circa 1870-1933],
[Series IV: Writings, 1873-1935, undated],
[Series V: Legal Practices, 1877-1924],
[Series VI: Politics, 1880-1939, undated],
[Series VII: Education, 1878-1941, undated],
[Series VIII: Memorabilia, 1855-1933, undated],
[Series IX: Pictorial Records, 1864-1936, undated],
[Series X: Family Papers, 1767-1950, undated],
[Series XI: Historical Studies, 1780-1937, undated],
[Series XII: Index Cards, undated],
[Series XIII: Miscellaneous, 1872-1938, undated],
[Series XIV: Oversized Materials, 1843-1937, undated],
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Series I: Personal Correspondence, 1871-1939, undated
Includes Robert Morton Hughes' correspondence from 1871 to 1939.
Box 1
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 1872-1877
Folder 2: General Correspondence, 1878-1889
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 1890-1899
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 1900-1939
Folder 5: General Correspondence, undated
Folder 6: Alice, 1871-1873
Folder 7: Mrs. May Brinkley Armat, 1931-1938
Folder 8: Nellie Brinkley, 1927-1937
Folder 9: Frank S. Blair, 1885-1886
Folder 10: Florence Custis, 1872
Folder 11: L.L. Douglas, 1909-1911
Folder 12: Bradford Gilbert, 1888-1892
Folder 13: Judge Nathan Goff, 1892-1901
Folder 14: Armistead C. Gordon, 1884-1896
Folder 15: Robert Goode, 1871-1874
Folder 16: Nannie Greenway, 1879-1894
Folder 17: Annie Hughes, 1901
Folder 18: Floyd Hughes, 1880
Folder 19: R. W. Hughes, 1865-1897
Folder 20: Mrs. Elisa M. Hughes, 1870-1877
Folder 21: Agnes Johnston, 1901-1902
Folder 22: Fanny Johnston, 1901-1902
Folder 23: George Ben Johnston, 1878-1912
Folder 24: I. Johnston, 1891-1892
Folder 25: Joseph E. Johnston, 1866-1877
Folder 26: R. S. Jones, 1872-1878
Folder 27: Col. Willliam Lamb, 1894-1902
Box 2
Folder 1: L. L. Lewis, 1890-1902
Folder 2: Mrs. Mildred Matier, 1928-1933
Folder 3: Mildred Matier, 1928
Folder 4: Mildred Matier, 1929
Folder 5: Mildred Matier, 1930-1932
Folder 6: Mildred Matier, 1933-1938
Folder 7: May, 1875-1876
Folder 8: Allan McLane, 1909-1933
Folder 9: James L. McLane, 1891-1897
Folder 10: Robert McLane, Sr.; Robert McLane Jr., 1891-1892
Folder 11: Mary Floyd Mc Mullen; Lavatilla J. McMullen, 1900, 1905
Folder 12: Kate Mercer; John Mercer, 1871-1900
Folder 13: Jane Michel (Sister of J.E. Johnston), 1891
Folder 14: Isabel Perkinson; W. H. Perkinson, 1887-1904
Folder 15: Isabel Perkinson Matter at UVA, 1903-1905
Folder 16: Thomas L. Preston, 1891-1898
Folder 17: Mrs. John M. Preston; Nellie Preston; Elizabeth Preston Grey, 1879-1938
Folder 18: Harrington Putnam, 1900-1905
Folder 19: Sue Taliaferro; J. L. Taliaferro, 1880-1898
Box 3
Folder 1: Alfred Thom, 1885-1905
Folder 2: Daniel Trigg; Connally Trigg, 1886-1901
Folder 3: L. B. Wharton, 1882-1888
Folder 4: John Sharp Williams, undated
Folder 5: Selling of Books in Personal Library, 1937-1938
Folder 6: Home Library and Supply Association, 1900-1903
Folder 7: R. W. Hughes, Condolences re death of, 1901-1902
Folder 8: R. W. Hughes, Debts of, 1881-1898
Folder 9: R. W. Hughes, Monument in Abingdon Cemetary, 1903-1904
Folder 10: R. W. Hughes, Memorial Gift to U.S. District Court, Norfolk, 1936
Folder 11: R. W. Presentation of Portrait to U.S. District Court, Norfolk, 1936
Folder 12: Mrs. R. W. Hughes, Condolences re Death of, 1908
Folder 13: Hughes' Estate, 1902-1904
Folder 14: Hughes' Estate, 1905-1911
Folder 15: Masonic Lodge Affairs, 1888-1896
Folder 16: Memorial Windows in Abingdon Church, 1894-1895
Folder 17: Newbill Matter: Smith Estate (Hughes' Wife's Family), 1899
Folder 18: Edmund Wadill-Hughes Feud, 1898-1917
Folder 19: Watkins Matter: Morton Estate (relatives of R. W. Hughes), 1900-1902
Series II: Financial Records, 1886-1924
Includes Robert Morton Hughes' bills, tax reciepts and deeds.
Box 3
Folder 20: Bills; Tax Reciepts, etc., 1897-1909, 1924
Folder 21: Real Estate Deeds, 1886-1905
Series III: Speeches, circa 1870-1933
Includes Robert Morton Hughes' speeches on historical, legal, political and literary topics.
Box 4
Folder 1: College Period (I), circa 1870-1879
Folder 2: College Period (II), circa 1870-1879
Folder 3: College Period (III), circa 1870-1879
Folder 4: The Ideal Student, 1892
Folder 5: Congressional Campaign in Norfolk, 1902 October 23
Folder 6: The Historical Evolution of the Board of Law Examiners and its Influence on Legal Education, 1914
Folder 7: The Fighting Editor (I), 1925-1927
Folder 8: The Fighting Editor (II), 1925-1927
Folder 9: Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Soldier and Man, 1933 February 3
Folder 10: Historical Topics (I), 1895-1928
Folder 11: Historical Topics (II), 1890-1928
Folder 12: Legal Topics (I), 1892-1923
Folder 13: Legal Topics (II), 1892-1923
Folder 14: Literary Topics (I), 1900-1919
Folder 15: Literary Topics (II), 1921-1925
Box 5
Folder 1: Literary Topics, 1926-1931
Folder 2: Political Topics, 1902-1920
Series IV: Writings, 1873-1935, undated
Includes Robert Morton Hughes' writings, both published and unpublished, on political, legal and historical topics.
Box 5
Folder 3: Memorandum by Mr. Hughes about his writings, undated
Folder 4: Literary Contributions of Robert Morton Hughes to the University of Virginia Magazine, 1873-1877
Folder 5: Law of Shipping, chapters 1-3, part of 4, 1912
Folder 6: Writs of Error from the United States Supreme Court to Virginia Courts, 1914 February
Folder 7: Joseph I. Doran: A Tribute, 1919 October
Folder 8: The Fighting Editor, 1927 January
Folder 9: Can a state Prescribe a Breathing Spell, 1928 January
Folder 10: A Deserter's Tale, 1931 January
Folder 11: Some Letters from the Papers of General Joseph Johnston, 1931 October
Folder 12: Joseph Eggleston Johnston: Soldier and Man, 1933 April
Folder 13: Sixty Years Ago, 1933 July
Folder 14: Civil War or War Between the States, 1935 January
Folder 15: The A.B. Degree and the State Teachers College, 1935
Folder 16: Robert M. Hughes, His Anthology Poetry written by Robert M. Hughes, undated
Folder 17: The Adoption of Muzzey's History, undated
Folder 18: Miscellaneous Short pieces, undated
Series V: Legal Practices, 1877-1924
Includes a certification to practice law in Virginia, correspondence and other papers related to Hughes' legal practice from 1877 to 1924.
Box 5
Folder 19: Certification to Practice Law in Virginia, 1877
Folder 20: General Correspondence, 1881-1914
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence with E.C. Burks, 1886-1995
Folder 2: Correspondence with Justice John M. Harlan, 1896-1904
Folder 3: Correspondence with W. M. File (UVA), 1897-1898
Folder 4: List of Property of Law firm of Hughes and Little, 1902
Folder 5: The Truth Seeker Incident: Correspondence, 1913
Folder 6: The Truth Seeker Incident: Copies of Magazine and other material, 1912-1913
Folder 7: Paper on Panama Railroad Company v. Johnson, 1924
Series VI: Politics, 1880-1939, undated
Includes material related to Hughes' involvement in Virginia Politics
Sub-Series A: Correspondence, 1880-1939
Includes correspondence from 1880 to 1939.
Box 6
Folder 8: General, 1880-1902
Folder 9: General, 1902-1906
Folder 10: General, 1920-1924
Folder 11: General, 1925-1937
Folder 12: Thomas Cadwalader, 1928-1929
Folder 13: R. Walton Moore, 1899-1935
Folder 14: R. Walton Moore (Copies of Speeches), 1935, 1939
Folder 15: John Garland Pollard (Esp. 1929 Election), 1926-30
Folder 16: Letters to Editors on Political Topics, 1919-1937
Box 7
Folder 1: Congressional Campaign, 2nd District, 1902
Folder 2: Congressional Campaign, 2nd District, 1904
Folder 3: L. L. Lewis' Effort to get Judgeship, 1891
Folder 4: Magna Carta Association, 1922-24
Folder 5: Magna Carta Association, 1924-1931
Folder 6: National Association for Constitutional Government, 1921-1924
Folder 7: Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic, 1922-1924
Folder 8: Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic, 1925-1929
Folder 9: Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic, 1936-1937
Folder 10: Correspondence re: U. S. Supreme Court, 1934-1935
Folder 11: Correspondence re: U. S. Supreme Court, 1936-1937
Sub-Series B: Applications for Judgeships, 1897-1911
Applications to serve as a judge in Virginia.
Box 7
Folder 12: Effort to be Appotinted to R. W. Hughes' Judgeship, 1897-98
Folder 13: General Correspondence re: Federal Judiciary, 1908-1911
Folder 14: Frederick Brown, 1910
Folder 15: Charles Burlingham, 1910
Folder 16: Nathan Goff, 1905, 1910
Folder 17: Daniel Hayne, 1910-1911
Folder 18: Frank Healy, 1910
Box 8
Folder 1: Floyd Hughes, 1910-1911
Folder 2: J.C. Pritchard, 1908-1910
Folder 3: Fitzhugh Smith, 1910
Folder 4: Henry St. George Tucker, 1909-1911
Folder 5: Benjamin Thompson, 1910
Folder 6: W. H. White, 1905-1910
Sub-Series C: General, 1901-1937
Includes scrapbooks, clippings, and other material related to politics, mostly in Virginia.
Box 8
Folder 7: Background Material on Hughes, 1910-1911
Folder 8: Material re: Hughes' Legal Career, 1910-1911
Folder 9: Material re: Congressional Races, 2nd District, 1902-1906
Folder 10: League of Nations: "Democracy and Peace, the Position of the United States after the War" (Speech by Robert B. Tunstall), 1917
Folder 11: Republicans and the Black Vote in Virginia, 1928
Folder 12: Hughes' Articles re: 1929 Virginia Republican Platform, 1929
Folder 13: Newspaper Clippings re: 1929 Gubernatorial Campaign, 1929
Folder 14: U. S. Congress: Copies on Bills, 1921-1935
Folder 15: Papers by Hughes on U. S. Supreme Court, 1924-1937
Folder 16: Newspaper Clippings, other Material re: U. S. Supreme Court, 1936-1937
Folder 17: Women's Suffrage, 1928
Folder 18: Political Scrapbook, 1902-1903
Folder 19: Political Scrapbook (1928 Constitutional Convention; 1929 Gubernatorial Campaign), 1928-29
Folder 20: Newspaper Clippings, 1901-1937
Sub-Series D: Virginia Constitutional Commission, 1926-1929
Box 9
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 1926
Folder 2: General Correspondence, 1927-1928
Folder 3: Correspondence with Governor Harry F. Byrd, 1926-1929
Folder 4: Correspondence with Congressman Joseph T. Deal, 1928
Folder 5: Correspondence with Robert R. Prentis (Chairman) and M.B. Watts (Clerk),, 1926-1928
Folder 6: Correspondence with William Meade Fletcher, 1926-1928
Folder 7: Hughes' Paper re: Revision of Constitution, 1926-1927
Folder 8: Articles 1, 2, 4; Bill of Rights' Elections; Legislative Branch, 1926-1927
Folder 9: Article 6; Judiciary, 1926-1927
Folder 10: Articles 7, 9, 11, 12: Organization and Government of Countries; Education; Public Institutions; Corporations, 1926-1927
Folder 11: Articles 13, 14, 15: Taxation and Finances; Miscellaneous Provisions; Future Changes, 1926-1927
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Proposals for Revision, 1926-1927
Folder 13: Virginia Constitution (including changes initiated by 1926-1927 Commission), 1927-1929
Series VII: Education, 1878-1941, undated
Includes material on Hughes involvement in education, particularly his association with the College of William and Mary
Sub-Series A: College of William and Mary, 1878-1941, undated
Consists mostly of correspondence from 1878 to 1941, includes correspondence regarding the Norfolk Branch of the College of William and Mary dated 1925-41
Box 9
Folder 14: President Benjamin Ewell, 1878-1893
Folder 15: President Lyon Tyler, 1901-1906
Folder 16: President Lyon Tyler, 1906-1926
Folder 17: President J. A. C. Chandler, 1921-1933
Box 10
Folder 1: President John Bryan, 1927-1939
Folder 2: Miscellaneous College Officials, undated
Folder 3: Kathleen Alsop, 1931-1935
Folder 4: Dr. James H. Dillard, 1920-1934
Folder 5: Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin, 1927-1933
Folder 6: E.G. Swem (Librarian), 1920-1925
Folder 7: E.G. Swem (Librarian), 1926-1938
Folder 8: Margaret Galpin (Actcing Librarian), 1935
Folder 9: Charles Duke, 1934-1936
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 1890-1920
Folder 11: General Correspondence, 1921-1925
Folder 12: General Correspondence, 1925-1929
Folder 13: General Correspondence, 1930-1938
Folder 14: Douglas Southall Freeman, 1920-1921
Folder 15: Cass Gilbert (re: School's Architecture), 1923
Folder 16: Thomas Nelson Page, 1920-1921
Folder 17: John G. Pollard, 1921-1934
Folder 18: Alumni Association: Correspondence; other materials, 1934-1938
Folder 19: Boston Alumni Club Plan for College, 1934
Folder 20: Curriculum: Correspondence; other materials, 1934-1938
Folder 21: Fundraising: Correspondence, 1879-1918
Box 11
Folder 1: Fundraising: Correspondence, 1920
Folder 2: Fundraising: Correspondence, 1921
Folder 3: Fundraising: Correspondence, 1922-1929
Folder 4: History of the College, 1899-1931
Folder 5: Law School, 1921-1935
Folder 6: Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence, 1920 January- June
Folder 7: Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence, 1920 July-December
Folder 8: Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence, 1921-1927
Folder 9: Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence, 1937
Folder 10: Marshall-Wythe School of Government: Correspondence with Alton B. Parker, 1920-1921
Folder 11: Norfolk Branch of William and Mary, 1922-1925
Folder 12: Norfolk Branch of William and Mary, 1926-1941
Folder 13: Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 1919-1940
Folder 14: State Financial Support Colege, 1934
Sub-Series B: University of Virginia, 1884-1938, undated
Includes correspondence and other materials dated 1884-1938.
Box 12
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1884-1899
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1905-1907
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1908-1909
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1910-1938
Folder 5: Correspondence re: Coordinate College for Women, 1913-1914
Folder 6: Material re: Coordinate College for Women, 1911-1914
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Material re: University of Virginia, 1896, 1930
Sub-Series C: State Education Commission, 1927-1928.
Includes correspondence and other material dated 1927-1928.
Box 12
Folder 8: Correspondence; Other Material, 1927-1928
Sub-Series D: State Board of Education, 1929-1937
Includes correspondence and other material regarding Hughes' tenure on the State Board of Education 1930-1935.
Box 12
Folder 9: General Correspondence, 1929-1931
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 1932-1935
Folder 11: Correspondence with E. Lee Trinkle (President), 1932-1935
Folder 12: Correspondence with Harris Hart (Superintendent), 1930
Folder 13: Correspondence with Sidney Hall (Superintendent), 1931-1933
Folder 14: Correspondence with Sidney Hall (Superintendent), 1934-1936
Folder 15: Correspondence with Thomas Eason (Secretart to Board), 1930-1931
Folder 16: Article re: Selection of State Texts, 1933
Folder 17: Correspondence re: Adoption of Texts, 1936-1937
Folder 18: Correspondence; Other Material re: Cooperative Education, 1930
Box 13
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Material re: University of Virginia, 1930-1935
Series VIII: Memorabilia, 1855-1933, undated
Includes certificates, mementos from William and Mary, a memorial volume for Harvey Laird Wilson, and memorial pamplets.
Box 13
Folder 2: Deputy Grand Master Certificates, Masonic Lodge, 1887-1889
Folder 3: Resolution from Norfolk Public Library Board, 1932 March 3
Folder 4: William and Mary Mementos, 1906, 1928, 1931
Folder 5: Memorial Volume for Harvey Laird Wilson (Norfolk Ledger Dispatch), 1930
Folder 6: Memorial Pamphlets to Robert M. Hughes, 1855-1940
Series IX: Pictorial Records, 1864-1936, undated
Includes photographs, sketches, and engravings.
Box 13
Folder 7: Photographs of Robert Morton Hughes, 1870-1936
Folder 8: Photographs of Judge R.W. Hughes, undated
Folder 9: Photographs of Val Verde, undated
Folder 10: Photographs of William and Mary, 1864-67
Folder 11: Drawings of Ice House, undated
Folder 12: Sketches by Jas. Brown Hope, undated
Folder 13: Steel Engraving of Judge R. W. Hughes, undated
Folder 14: Steel Engraving of General Joseph E. Johnston (Used in his memoirs), 1874
Series X: Family Papers, 1767-1950, undated
Includes family information and correspondence.
Sub-Series A: General, 1927-1928, undated
Includes a partial family tree and other information on the Hughes, Johnston, and Preston families.
Box 13
Folder 15: Partial Hughes-Johnston-Preston Family Tree, undated
Folder 16: Pamphlet re: Johnston and Morton Families, 1928
Folder 17: Alumni List of Norfolk Academy: Robert Morton Hughes, Jr., Sidney Hughes (sons); Floyd Hughes (Nephew) listed, 1927
Sub-Series B: Judge R. W. Hughes (Father of Robert Morton Hughes), 1767-1902, undated
Includes correspondence with Judge R. W. Hughes from 1767-1902.
Box 13
Folder 18: General Correspondence, 1849-1868
Folder 19: General Correspondence, 1873-1879
Folder 20: General Correspondence, 1880-1900
Folder 21: General Correspondence, undated
Box 14
Folder 1: Correspondence with Carrington Family Members, 1843-1884
Folder 2: Correspondence with John M. Daniel, 1853-1858
Folder 3: Correspondence with Governor John B. Floyd, 1851-1862
Folder 4: Correspondence with Mrs. Eliza (R.W.) Hughes, 1860-1869
Folder 5: Correspondence with J.P. Johnston, 1840
Folder 6: Correspondence with General Joseph E. Johnston, 1865-1879
Folder 7: Correspondence with L.M.,, 1862-1864
Folder 8: General Financial Correspondence, 1860-1898
Folder 9: Dispute with B.R. Johnston re: Mrs. Hughes' Inheritance, 1845-1860
Folder 10: Financial Dispute with W.W. .Berkeley, 1870-1885
Folder 11: Financial Dealings with John Clarkson, 1874-1876
Folder 12: Financial Dealings with John W. Johnston, 1879-1885
Folder 13: Harmason Financial Matter (Old Debt), 1874-1896
Folder 14: Financial Dealings with C. L. Perkins, 1879-1883
Folder 15: Bills from J. M. Roses and Sons, 1889-1899
Folder 16: Correspondence with W. B. Moses and Sons re: Debts of Mrs. Van Vleck, 1893-1895
Folder 17: Promisory Notes, 1898
Folder 18: Property Tax Records, 1869-1900
Folder 19: Deeds re: Hughes' Real Estate, 1871-1899
Folder 20: Surveys, Maps of Hughes' Real Estate Holdings, undated
Folder 21: Annoucement re: Hughes' Horses, 1887-1894
Box 15
Folder 1: Appraisal of Hughes' Estate, 1902 February
Folder 3: Material re: Massie Trust Case, 1852-1898
Folder 4: Material re: J. T. L. Preston, 1853-1855
Folder 6: Speech: "The Organic Law of England and the U.S.", undated
Folder 7: Speech: "Chief Justice Marshall and His Work", 1887 June 14
Folder 8: Oath of Allegiance; Amnesty; Pardon, 1865-1866
Folder 9: General Political Correspondence, 1868-1876
Folder 10: General Political Correspondence, 1877-1898
Folder 11: Correspondence with William Mahone, 1867-1876
Folder 12: Recommendations of Hughes for U.S. Supreme Court Appointment, 1877
Folder 13: Hughes-Cameron Duel, 1869
Folder 14: Dispute with Roger Pryor, 1856
Folder 15: Correspondence re: Attack from Col. Ruffin, 1884-1885
Folder 16: Correspondence re: Virginia and Kentucky Railroad, 1858-1867
Folder 17: Correspondence re: Governor John B. Floyd, 1861-1888
Folder 18: Correspondence with Peter J. Otey re: Governor Floyd, 1886
Folder 19: Draft Biography of Governor John B. Floyd, undated
Folder 20: Copies of Letters re: Floyd Resignation as Secretary of War, 1860
Folder 21: Receipt in Patrick Henry's Handwriting (According to R.W. Hughes), 1767
Sub-Series C: Eliza Johnston Hughes, 1839-1905, undated
Contains correspondence from 1843-1905 with Eliza Johnston Hughes.
Box 16
Folder 1: General Correspondence, 1846-1901
Folder 2: Correspondence with Governor John B. Floyd, 1839-1860
Folder 3: Correspondence with Mrs. Sally B. Floyd, undated
Folder 4: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1839
Folder 5: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1840
Folder 6: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1841
Folder 7: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1842
Folder 8: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1843
Folder 9: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1844
Folder 10: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1845
Folder 11: Correspondence with John Preston Johnston, 1846-1847
Folder 12: Correspondence with Beverly R. Johnston, 1843-1848
Folder 13: Correspondence with Joseph E. Johnston, 1848-1887
Folder 14: Financial Records, 1903-1905
Folder 15: Real Estate Deeds, 1903-1905
Sub-Series D: Charles C. Johnston (Robert Morton Hughes' Maternal Grandfather), 1824-1831
Correspondence with Charles C. Johnston from 1824-1831.
Box 16
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1824-1831
Sub-Series E: Eliza Preston Johnston (Robert Morton Hughes' Maternal Grandmother), 1821-1827
Correspondence with Eliza Preston Johnston from 1821-1827.
Box 16
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1821-1827
Sub-Series F: Governor John Floyd, 1832
Includes one document only, a letter to the Governor of New York regarding fugitive slaves, dated 1832.
Box 16
Folder 18: Letter to Governor of New York re: Fugitive Slaves, 1832
Sub-Series G: John B. Floyd (son of Governor John Floyd and Robert Morton Hughes' adoptive maternal grandfather), 1831-1863, undated
Includes correspondence with John B. Floyd from 1831-1863.
Box 16
Folder 19: General Pre-Civil War Correspondence, 1831-61
Folder 20: Correspondence with Mrs. Sally B. Preston Floyd, 1855-1862
Folder 21: Diary, 1838-1845
Folder 22: Correspondence with John Tyler, 1843-1860
Folder 23: Correspondence re: Governors of Virginia, 1848-1849
Folder 24: Governor's Message, 1849 December 3
Folder 25: Correspondence while Secretary of War, 1857-1860
Folder 26: Material re: Fort Snelling Dispute, 1857
Box 17
Folder 1: Material re: Acceptances Controversy, 1860-1861
Folder 2: Letters from General Floyd, 1861
Folder 3: Letters from General Floyd, 1861-1862
Folder 4: Letters from General Floyd, 1861
Folder 5: Letters to General Floyd, 1862-1863
Folder 6: Correspondence with General Henry A. Wise, 1861
Folder 7: Orders; Commissions; Rosters, 1861-1862
Folder 8: Miscellaneous Morning Reports, 1861-1862
Folder 9: Diary of an Officer in Floyd's Command, 1862
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862
Folder 11: Items in Floyd's Handwriting, undated
Sub-Series H: Sally B. Preston Floyd (Robert Morton Hughes' adoptive maternal grandfather), 1839-1879
Includes correspondence with Sally B. Preston Floyd dated 1839-1879.
Box 17
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1839-79
Sub-Series I: Edward Johnston, 1847-1848
Includes correspondence with Edward Johnston dated 1847-1848.
Box 17
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1847-48
Sub-Series J: John Preston Johnston (Robert Morton Hughes' maternal uncle, 1837-1845
Includes correspondence with John Preston Johnston dated 1837-1845.
Box 17
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1837-1839
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1840-1845
Sub-Series K: General Joseph E. Johnston, 1839-1924, undated
Includes correspondence related to the civil war, correspondence with General James Longstreet and General Jubal Early, correspondence with relatives, accounts of civil war battles, and a rough draft of his memoirs.
Box 17
Folder 16: Correspondence with Various Johnston Relatives, 1839-1861
Folder 17: Correspondence with Beverly R. Johnston, 1847-1868
Folder 18: Draft of Letter to Jefferson Davis Protesting Ranking in Confederate Army, 1861
Folder 19: Letter from Wade Hampton, 1863 January 13
Folder 20: General Correspondence, 1861-1865
Folder 21: Copy of Convention signed with General Sherman, 1865 April 27
Folder 22: General Correspondence, 1861-1878
Folder 23: General Correspondence, 1880-1886
Folder 24: General Correspondence, 1886-1890
Box 18
Folder 1: Letters from General James Longstreet, 1877-1890
Folder 2: Letter from General Jubal A. Early, 1875 February 4
Folder 3: Correspondence with Clarence Buel (Century Magazine), 1884-1888
Folder 4: Correspondence with Robert V. Johnson (Century Magazine), 1884-1888
Folder 5: Correspondence with North American Review, 1886-1887
Folder 6: Letters to General Valencia (Mexican War Souvenirs), 1836-1837
Folder 7: Bennett Place Memorial Correspondence, 1923-1924
Folder 8: Bennett Place Memorial Association Legislative Enactment, 1923
Folder 9: Bennett Place Memorial Inscription, 1923 October 12
Folder 10: Bennett Place Memorial, Newspaper Clippings, 1923 November 8
Folder 11: Bennett Place Memorial Unveiling- Address by General Julian S. Carr, 1923 November 8
Folder 12: "Some Reminiscences of Joseph E. Johnston" by Robert M. Hughes, 1873-1874
Folder 13: Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs- Introductory Section, 1873-1874
Folder 14: Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs- Introductory Section (Different version), 1873-1874
Folder 15: Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs- Introductory Section (Third version), 1873-1874
Folder 16: Rough draft of Johnston's Memoirs- Miscellaneous Pages from First Part, 1873-1874
Folder 17: General Comments about the Confederacy, 1873-1874
Box 19
Folder 1: Material re: Northern Virginia Campaign, 1873-1874
Folder 2: Accounts of Battles with Sherman in Georgia, 1873-1874
Folder 3: Accounts of Battles with Sherman in Georgia (II), 1873-1874
Folder 4: Account of Final Battles, 1873-1874
Folder 5: Material re: Last Days of War, 1873-1874
Folder 6: Draft of Defense Against Critical Articles, 1802
Folder 7: Defense of Actions During Early Command in Virginia, 1861
Folder 8: Material for Defense Against Accusations by Jefferson Davis, undated
Folder 9: Defense Against Charges by General Beauregard re: Manassas Campaign, undated
Sub-Series L: Various Correspondents, 1787-1858
Various Relatives. Includes correspondence dated 1787-1858 of John Preston and Francis Preston (17 documents), Sarah Campbell Preston (9 documents), Letitial Floyd (1 document), and William Radford (3 documents).
Box 19
Folder 10: John Preston correspondence (Robert Morton Hughes' Maternal Great Grandfather), 1796
Folder 11: John Preston-Francis Preston Correspondence, 1787-1821
Folder 12: Sarah Campbell Preston Correspondence and Will, 1816-1847
Box 20
Folder 1: Letitia Floyd Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd, 1843 February 28
Folder 2: Thomas P. McDowell Real Estate Deeds (Preston Family), 1857-1858
Folder 3: William Radford Correspondence, 1830-1850
Sub-Series M: Robert M. Hughes Jr., 1921-1950
Robert M. Hughes, Jr. Includes correspondence dated 1921-1950, and miscellaneous publications dated 1941-1946.
Box 20
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1921-1940
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1941-1950
Folder 6: The Tidewater Trail Magazine, 1944 Oct.-Nov.
Folder 7: Publicatons Collected by Robert Morton Hughes, Jr., 1941-46
Series XI: Historical Studies, 1780-1937, undated
Historal Studies. Includes Robert Morton Hughes' studies of the Civil War period and the place of some of his relatives in Virginia history.
Sub-Series A: Governor John B. Floyd, 1848-1938, undated
Includes material on Floyd's views and actions at the start of the civil war and correspondence regarding Hughes' historical writings.
Box 20
Folder 8: Floyd's Role in Medal for General Winifield Scott, 1848
Folder 9: Material re: Acceptances Controversy in War Department, 1858-1861
Folder 10: Letters re: Floyd's Resignation as Secretary of War, 1860 December
Folder 11: Material Re: Floyd's Views During Secession Crisis, 1860-1861
Folder 12: Letters from Winifield Scott and James Buchanan to the National Intelligencer, 1862
Folder 13: Copies of Correspondence from General Robert E. Lee, 1861
Folder 14: Confederate Military Orders, 1862
Folder 15: Biographical Sketch of General Floyd, undated
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Material Re: Floyd, undated
Folder 17: Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd, 1888-1920
Folder 18: Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd, 1921-1925
Folder 19: Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd, 1926-1930
Folder 20: Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd, 1931-1937
Box 21
Folder 1: Correspondence with Scribner's re: James Truslow Adams' Textbook, 1935-1936
Folder 2: Correspondence with George F. Milton, 1931-1937
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Harper's Article on Floyd's Role at Ft. Donelson, 1911
Folder 4: Correspondence re: Harper's Article on Floyd's Role at Ft. Donelson, 1912
Folder 5: Correspondence re: Robert Morton H. Article in Tyler's Quarterly, 1923
Folder 6: Correspondence re: Articles by Philip Auchenpaugh in Tyler's Quarterly, 1923-1930
Folder 7: Correspondence with Confederate Veteran Magazine, 1928-1931
Folder 8: Issues of Confederate Veteran with Articles on Floyd, 1929-1931
Folder 9: Hughes' Response to Mark Twain Criticism of Floyd from Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1930-1931
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Hughes' Article in Virginia Historical Magazine, 1935
Folder 11: Correspondence re: Hughes' Article in Virginia Historical Magazine, 1936-1937
Folder 12: Correspondence with S. F. Hurt re: Floyd Family, 1938
Sub-Series B: General Joseph E. Johnston, 1839-1939, undated
Includes copies of letters to Johnston, newspaper articles, correspondence between Johnston and Hughes regarding the writing of Johnston's memoirs, and correspondence with publishers regarding Johnston's biography.
Box 21
Folder 13: Copies of Letters from Robert E. Lee, 1839-1861
Folder 14: Copies of Letters to Johnston During the Civil War, 1861-1865
Folder 15: Copies of Letters from Wade Hampton, 1863
Folder 16: Correspondence re: Louis Wigfall Letter to J.E.J., 1874, 1934-1935
Box 22
Folder 1: Source Material re: Johnston's Campaigns, 1861-1874
Folder 2: Charleston Daily Courier, Nashville Dispatch Reports of Atlantic Campaign, 1864 September 26-October 12
Folder 3: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper: Jefferson Davis Speech in Macon, Georgia, 1864 November 5
Folder 4: Baltimore Sun Article re: Convention J.E.J. Signed with General Sherman in 1865, 1886 February 14
Folder 5: Battle Maps, Army of the Cumberland, 1875
Folder 7: Maps of Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Folder 8: Miscellaneous Material re: J.E.J., 1891
Folder 9: Correspondence with Appleton Co. re: First Edition of J.E.J. Biography, 1891-1925
Folder 10: Correspondence with James Wilson (Appleton) re: J.E.J. Biography, 1891-1896
Folder 11: Correspondence with Appleton Co. re: Royalties from J.E.J. Biography, 1894-1923
Folder 12: Correspondence with Appleton Co. re: Royalties from J.E.J. Biography, 1937
Folder 13: General Correspondenec re: New Edition of J.E.J. Biography, 1937
Folder 14: Correspondence with Library of Congress re: Copyright to J.E.J. Biography, 1937
Folder 15: Correspondence with Donald Barlett re: New Edition of J.E.J. Biography, 1938-1939
Folder 16: Articles on Johnston, 1912-1926
Folder 17: General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston, 1891-1899
Folder 18: General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston, 1900-1919
Folder 19: General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston, 1920-1929
Folder 20: General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston, 1930-1939
Box 23
Folder 1: Correspondence with War Office, 1891-1894
Folder 2: Correspondence with Joseph Brown (Civil War Governor of Georgia), 1889-1898
Folder 3: Correspondence with Robert E. Lee Camp, 1894-1908
Folder 4: Correspondence with Military Service Institution, 1912
Folder 5: Correspondence with Gamaliel Bradford, 1912
Folder 6: Correspondence with Gamaliel Bradford, 1912-1925
Folder 7: Correspondence with C. I. Millard re: J.E.J. and other Civil War Topics, 1912-1933
Folder 8: Correspondence with T. R. Hay, 1920-1924
Folder 9: Correspondence with T.R. Hay, 1925-1929
Folder 10: Correspondence with North Carolina Historical Commission, 1922-1933
Folder 11: Correspondence with American Historical Review Re: William Dodd's Comments on J.E.J., 1924
Folder 12: Material re: Paper by A. P. James on J.E.J. at A.H.A. Convention, 1925
Folder 13: Material Re: Confederate Monument at Stone Mountain, Georgia, 1925-1926
Folder 14: Correspondence with Century Magazine re: Article by William Dodd, 1927
Folder 15: Correspondence with Douglas Southall Freeman, 1927-1935
Folder 16: Correspondence with Douglas Southall Freeman, 1935-1938
Box 24
Folder 1: Correspondence with Landon C. Bell re: J.E.J. and Related Topics, 1929-1930
Folder 2: Dispute over Longwood Marker, 1930-1934
Folder 3: Dispute over Longwood Marker, 1935
Folder 4: Correspondence with Col. D. B. Sanger Re: Biography of J.E.J., 1935-1937
Folder 5: Correspondence re: Portrait of J.E.J. at Farmville State Teachers College, 1936-1938
Folder 6: Correspondence with George F. Milton, 1937
Folder 7: Correspondenc re: Proposed Portrait of J.E.J., 1938
Sub-Series C: Civil War Topics, 1907-1936, undated
Includes writings by Hughes, correspondence regarding treatment of Civil War issues in Muzzey's history textbook.
Box 24
Folder 8: Flags of the Confederate States of America, 1907
Folder 9: Correspondence with General F. Maurice, 1925-1927
Folder 10: "Civil War" or "War Between the States" Hughes Article in William and Mary Quarterly, 1935 January
Folder 11: Correspondence re Article "Civil War" or "War Between the States", 1934-1936
Folder 12: Monitor vs Merrimac (Virginia), 1923, 1926, 1931, 1935
Folder 13: Location of the Wreck of the Cumberland, 1928
Folder 14: Confederate and Federal Constitutions Compared, 1931
Folder 15: Secession Ordinances & Documents, 1931, undated
Folder 16: Lee and Secession, 1934
Folder 17: Clippings re: Muzzey's History Text, 1930
Folder 18: Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text, 1930
Folder 19: Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text, 1931
Box 25
Folder 1: Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text, 1932
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text, 1933
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text, 1934
Folder 4: Review of Muzzey's "History of the American People", undated
Sub-Series D: Virginia History, 1780-1938
Includes materials regarding various aspects of Virginia history.
Box 25
Folder 5: "The Birth of America" A Play by Matthew Page Andrews, 1920
Folder 6: Norfolk Bicentennial Material, 1936
Folder 7: Response to Harold U. Faulkner's Article on Colonial History in Harper's, 1925-1926
Folder 8: Williamsburg Material, 1933
Folder 9: Religious Toleration in Virginia, 1926-1938
Folder 10: Letter from Edmund Randolph to St. George Tucker, 1780 May 7
Folder 11: "The Jamestown Experience" (booklet), 1907
Folder 12: Yorktown Sesquicentennial, 1931
Folder 13: Proclamation of New Seal of Virginia, 1931 December 2
Folder 14: Scrapbook on Virginia Landmarks, 1926, 1928
Folder 1: Cape Henry Landing, 1925-1936
Box 26
Folder 2: Flag Flown at Landing of First Colonists, 1931-1935
Folder 3: Hughes Paper Comparing Jamestown and Plymouth Settlements, 1920
Folder 4: Celebration of Tercentenary of Jamestown and Plymouth (program), 1920
Sub-Series E: General, 1844-1924
Includes correspondence on various historical topics and newspaper clippings.
Box 26
Folder 5: General Correspondence on Historical Topics, 1890-1905
Folder 6: General Correspondence on Historical Topics, 1920-1939
Folder 7: George Sheffield's Index to Ecclectic Magazine, Vols. 1-50, 1844-1859
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings on Historical Topics, 1924
Series XII: Index Cards, undated
For letters once owned by Robert Morton Hughes.
Box 27: Index Cards for Letters at one time in Hughes' Possession, undated
Series XIII: Miscellaneous, 1872-1938, undated
Includes proceedings of the Research Club, correspondence, writings, and scrapbooks.
Box 28
Folder 1: Proceedings of the Research Club, 1914
Folder 2: Proceedings of the Research Club, 1915
Folder 3: Proceedings of the Research Club, 1916
Folder 4: Proceedings of the Research Club, 1917
Folder 5: Proceedings of the Research Club, 1920
Folder 6: Correspondence re: Bond Issue for Roads, 1919
Folder 7: Clippings re: Bond Issue for Roads, 1919
Folder 8: Writings, Articles re: Bond Issue for Roads, 1919-1923
Folder 9: Correspondence: Poetry Society of Virginia, 1924-1938
Folder 10: Virginia State Seal & Flag, 1928-1935
Folder 11: Norfolk Law Library, 1936
Folder 12: Method of Electing Vice Presidents, 1934
Folder 13: Correspondence: Books & Journals- Purchasing & Collecting, 1922-1937
Folder 14: Material re: Missing Issues of Southern Literary Messenger, undated
Box 29
Folder 1: Dried Floral Arrangement, undated
Folder 2: Jamestown Exposition - Accounting of Expenses, undated
Folder 3: Sketches of Historic Sites and Famous Americans, undated
Folder 4: "Sixty Years Ago" Address given by Robert Morton Hughes, 1933 June 12
Folder 5: Rough Draft of "Annals and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian", undated
Folder 6: "Annals and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian", undated
Folder 7: Scrapbook, 1872
Folder 8: Scrapbook, 1873 August 21
Series XIV: Oversized Materials, 1843-1937, undated
Includes certificates, diplomas, and scrapbooks focused on the Civil War and Spanish-American War.
Box 30
Item 1: Certificate of Appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1871 February 6
Item 2: Certificate of Appointment as Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1874 January 14
Item 3: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary, 1908
Item 4: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary, 1910
Item 5: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary, 1914
Item 6: Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary to Robert Morton Hughes on the Occasion of the Dedication of Marshall-Wythe Hall, 1937
Item 7: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar, 1910
Item 8: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar, 1912
Item 9: Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar, 1917
Item 10: Certificate of Appointment to the Commission to Suggest Amendments to the Virginia Constitution, 1926
Item 11: Certificate of Appointment as Virginia Delegate at Institute of Public Affairs Meeting, 1928 August 15-18
Item 12: Certificate of Appointment to the State Board of Education, 1930
Item 13: Certificate of Appointment to the State Board of Education, 1933
Item 14: Certificate of Appointment as Virginia Delegate to Conference of American Library Association, 1931 June 22-27
Item 15: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Latin, 1877
Item 16: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Greek, 1877
Item 17: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Junior and Intermediate Mathematics, 1877
Item 18: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Literature and Rhetoric, 1877
Item 19: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of General Chemistry, 1877
Item 20: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of German Language and Literature, 1877
Item 21: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of French Language and Literature, 1877
Item 22: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of History, Literature and Rhetoric, 1877
Item 23: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Moral Philosophy, 1877
Item 24: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Pure Mathematics, 1877
Item 25: Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Natural Philosophy, 1877
Item 26: Diploma Conferring the Degree of Bachelor of Arts on Robert M. Hughes by the College of William and Mary, 1873
Box 31
Item 1: Ledger Book Listing Holdings in Robert M. Hughes' Personal Library, undated
Item 2: Ledger Book Listing Holdings in Law Library of Sharp and Hughes, 1901
Item 3: Scrapbook Featuring Newspaper Clippings on Roosevelt and the Supreme Court, 1935-1937
Item 4: Binder Containing Positive Photocopy of Mrs. Letitia Floyd's Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd, 1843 February 22
Item 5: Binder Containing Positive Photocopy of Mrs. Letitia Floyd's Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd, 1844 February 22
Box 32
Item 1: Scrapbook entitled "Personal and Civil War/Spanish-American War 1898", 1898
Contains: Magazine Articles, Poems, Newspaper Clippings, Governor John Garland Pollard's Proclamation of the New Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Invitation and photographs of the unveiling of the bust of General Johnston, etc.
Box 33
Item 1: Scrapbook entitled "Personal and Civil War", 1754-1928
Contains: Magazine Articles, Poems, Newspaper Clippings, genealogical information on the Johnston Family, typed copies of correspondence relating to the duel of Robert W.
Oversize Folder 1
Item 1: Photograph of Robert Morton Hughes in Office, undated
Item 2: Deed and Plat--Farm of Robert W. Hughes in Washington County, Virginia, 1876 December 31
Survey map of the farm owned by Robert W. Hughes showing boundary lines and the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Radilroad near the farm. Surveyed by Issac A. McQuown.
Item 3: Deed and Plat--Farm of Robert W. Hughes in Washington County, Virginia--Copy, undated
Pencil copy of the 1876 deed and plat of Robert W. Hughes' farm in Washington County, Virginia surveyed by Isaac A. McQuown.
Item 4: Deed and Plat--Farm of Robert W. Hughes in Washington County, Virginia, 1901 March 8
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