A Guide to the Hughes family Papers, 1776-1928 Hughes family, Papers, 1776-1928 37070

A Guide to the Hughes family Papers, 1776-1928

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 37070


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
37070
Title
Hughes family Papers, 1776-1928
Physical Characteristics
1.25 cu. ft. plus 1 oversize folder
Physical Location
Personal papers collection, Acc. 37070
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Hughes family. Papers, 1776-1928. Accession 37070, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Virginia Department of Treasury, 18 January 2000.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Hughes family were residents of South Carolina. Simon P. Hughes (1844-1904) graduated from Newberry College (S.C.) in 1873 and attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (S.C.), 1873-1876. In 1876 he was ordained a minister and became pastor of Lutheran Chapel, Newberry, South Carolina, in 1879. Hughes moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1881 to serve as pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Congregation. In 1891 Hughes resigned his Williamsport pastorate and moved to Red Hook, New York. The Hughes family returned to Williamsport, a few years later, where Hughes served as pastor of St. Luke's Congregation.

Hughes married Elizabeth Hancock (b. 1853) of Kingston, Pennsylvania, in 1886, and they had two children: Elizabeth Denison Hughes (1888-1918), married to Colonel Hope, and Emily Hancock Hughes (b. 1893), married to Donald Taylor Hunter of Hampton, Virginia. Elizabeth Hancock Hughes was descended from the Denison family of Conneticut and John Howland (d. ca. 1670), a pilgram on the Mayflower. After Simon's death, Elizabeth Hughes relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1776-1928, including certificates, clippings, correspondence, diplomas, pamphlets, literary manuscripts, and photographs. The majority of the papers relate to Simon P. Hughes and his wife, Elizabeth Hancock Hughes, when they resided in Pennsylvania. The collection contains genealogical research notes on the Denison, Hancock, and Howland families, by Elizabeth Hughes, and an application for membership to the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection also contains a memorial of Simon Hughes, and Elizabeth Hughes' diaries of her honeymoon travels in Europe, May-August 1886. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to Simon Hughes regarding family, health and religious matters. Of note are two letters, dated 1878, from Henry W. Longfellow, Cambridge, Massachusettes, to Simon Hughes.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.


Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Calling cards, nd
Box 1
Folder 2
Certificates, 1848-1893
Box 1
Folder 3
Clippings, 1895-1926
Box 1
Folder 4
Clippings, nd
Box 1
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1878-1920
Box 1
Folder 6
Currency, 1776-1866
Box 1
Folder 7
Diaries, Travel, 1886
Box 1
Folder 8
Diaries, Travel, Summary, 18886
Box 1
Folder 9
Drawings, nd
Box 1
Folder 10
Envelopes, 1899-1920
Box 1
Folder 11
Execution, 1816
Folder 12
Financial records, 1907-1928
Box 1
Folder 13
Genealogy, 1898-1918
Box 1
Folder 14
Hughes, Emily, 1898-1903
Box 1
Folder 15
Literary manuscripts, nd
Box 2
Folder 1
Memorial, 1904
Box 2
Folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1870-1898
Box 2
Folder 3
Notes, 1925, nd
Box 2
Folder 4
Pamphlets, 1900-1916
Box 2
Folder 5
Photographs, ca. 1860-1900
Box 2
Folder 6
Photographs, ca. 1860-1926
Box 2
Folder 7
Postcards, nd
Box 2
Folder 8
St. Paul's Church (Williamsport, Pa.), 1899
Box 3
Bibles, 1871
Box 3
Ephemera, nd
Oversized: Certificates, diplomas, photograph, 1851-1903