A Guide to the Papers of Robert Morton Hughes 1767-1959. Hughes, Robert Morton Papers. MG 7

A Guide to the Papers of Robert Morton Hughes 1767-1959.

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Title
Papers of Robert Morton Hughes 1767-1959
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39 Hollinger Flat Boxes; 5 Hollinger Oversized boxes
Language
English

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Gift of the Hughes Family, 1976

Accession Number: A76-18


Biographical/Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content Information

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.

Contents List

Series I: Personal Correspondence
  • Box 1, Folder 1
    General Correspondence 1872-1877
  • Box 1, Folder 2
    General Correspondence 1878-1889
  • Box 1, Folder 3
    General Correspondence 1890-1899
  • Box 1, Folder 4
    General Correspondence 1900-1939
  • Box 1, Folder 5
    General Correspondence, undated
  • Box 1, Folder 6
    Alice 1871-1873
  • Box 1, Folder 7
    Mrs. May Brinkley Armat 1931-1938
  • Box 1, Folder 8
    Nellie Brinkley 1927-1937
  • Box 1, Folder 9
    Frank S. Blair 1885-1886
  • Box 1, Folder 10
    Florence Custis 1872
  • Box 1, Folder 11
    L. L. Douglas 1909-1911
  • Box 1, Folder 12
    Bradford Gilbert 1888-1892
  • Box 1, Folder 13
    Judge Nathan Goff 1892-1901
  • Box 1, Folder 14
    Armistead C. Gordon 1884-1896
  • Box 1, Folder 15
    Robert Goode 1871-1874
  • Box 1, Folder 16
    Nannie Greenway 1879-1894
  • Box 1, Folder 17
    Annie Hughes 1901
  • Box 1, Folder 18
    Floyd Hughes 1880
  • Box 1, Folder 19
    R. W. Hughes 1865-1897
  • Box 2, Folder 1
    Mrs. Elisa M. Hughes 1870-1877
  • Box 2, Folder 2
    Agnes Johnston 1901-1902
  • Box 2, Folder 3
    Fanny Johnston; Bessie Johnston Graham 1901
  • Box 2, Folder 4
    George Ben Johnson 1878-1912
  • Box 2, Folder 5
    I. Johnston 1891-1892
  • Box 2, Folder 6
    Joseph E. Johnston 1866-1877
  • Box 2, Folder 7
    R. S. Jones 1872-1878
  • Box 2, Folder 8
    Col. William Lamb 1894-1902
  • Box 2, Folder 9
    L. L. Lewis 1890-1902
  • Box 2, Folder 10
    Mrs. Mildred Matier 1928-1933
  • Box 2, Folder 11
    Mildred Matier 1928
  • Box 2, Folder 12
    Mildred Matier 1929
  • Box 3, Folder 1
    Mildred Matier 1930-1932
  • Box 3, Folder 2
    Mildred Matier 1933-1938
  • Box 3, Folder 3
    May 1875-1876
  • Box 3, Folder 4
    Allan McLane 1909-1933
  • Box 3, Folder 5
    James L. McLane 1891-1897
  • Box 3, Folder 6
    Robert McLane, Sr.; Robert McLane, Jr. 1891-1892
  • Box 3, Folder 7
    Mary Floyd Mc Mullen; Lavatilla J. McMullen 1900, 1905
  • Box 3, Folder 8
    Kate Mercer; John Mercer 1871-1900
  • Box 3, Folder 9
    Jane Michel (Sister of J.E. Johnston) 1891
  • Box 3, Folder 10
    Isabel Perkinson; W. H. Perkinson 1887-1904
  • Box 3, Folder 11
    Isabel Perkinson Matter at UVA 1903-1905
  • Box 3, Folder 12
    Thomas L. Preston 1891-1898
  • Box 3, Folder 13
    Mrs. John M. Preston; Nellie Preston; Elizabeth Preston Grey 1879-1938
  • Box 3, Folder 14
    Harrington Putnam 1900-1905
  • Box 3, Folder 15
    Sue Taliaferro; J. L. Taliaferro 1880-1898
  • Box 4, Folder 1
    Alfred Thom 1885-1905
  • Box 4, Folder 2
    Daniel Trigg; Connally Trigg 1886-1901
  • Box 4, Folder 3
    L. B. Wharton 1882-1888
  • Box 4, Folder 4
    John Sharp Williams
  • Box 4, Folder 5
    Selling of books in personal library 1937-1938
  • Box 4, Folder 6
    Home Library and Supply Association 1900-1903
  • Box 4, Folder 7
    R. W. Hughes, Condolences re death of 1901-1902
  • Box 4, Folder 8
    R. W. Hughes, Debts of 1881-1898
  • Box 4, Folder 9
    R. W. Hughes, Monument in Abingdon Cemetary 1903-1904
  • Box 4, Folder 10
    R. W. Hughes, Memorial Gift to U.S. District Court, Norfolk 1936
  • Box 4, Folder 11
    R. W. Hughes, Presentation of Portrait to U.S. District Court, Norfolk 1936
  • Box 4, Folder 12
    Mrs. R. W. Hughes, Condolences re Death of 1908
  • Box 4, Folder 13
    Hughes' Estate 1902-1904
  • Box 4, Folder 14
    Hughes' Estate 1905-1911
  • Box 4, Folder 15
    Masonic Lodge Affairs 1888-1896
  • Box 4, Folder 16
    Memorial Windows in Abingdon Church 1894-1895
  • Box 5, Folder 1
    Newbill Matter: Smith Estate (Hughes' Wife's Family) 1899
  • Box 5, Folder 2
    Edmund Wadill-Hughes Feud 1898-1917
  • Box 5, Folder 3
    Watkins Matter: Morton Estate (relatives of R.W. Hughes) 1900-1902
Series II: Financial Records
  • Box 5, Folder 4
    Bills; Tax receipts, etc.
  • Box 5, Folder 5
    Real Estate Deeds 1886-1905
Series III: Speeches
  • Box 5, Folder 6-8
    College Period 1870-1879
    3 folders
  • Box 5, Folder 9
    "The Ideal Student" 1892
  • Box 5, Folder 10
    Congressional Campaign in Norfolk October 23, 1902
  • Box 5, Folder 11
    "The Historical Evolution of the Board of Law Examiners and its Influence on Legal Education" 1914
  • Box 5, Folder 12-13
    "The Fighting Editor" 1925-1927
    2 folders
  • Box 5, Folder 14
    "Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Soldier and Man" February 3, 1933
  • Box 5, Folder 15 - Box 6, Folder 1
    Historical Topics 1895-1928
    2 folders
  • Box 6, Folder 2-3
    Legal Topics 1892-1923
    2 folders
  • Box 6, Folder 4-5
    Literary Topics 1897-1899
    2 folders
  • Box 6, Folder 6
    Literary Topics 1900-1919
  • Box 6, Folder 7
    Literary Topics 1921-1925
  • Box 7, Folder 1
    Literary Topics 1926-1931
  • Box 7, Folder 2
    Political Topics 1902-1920
Series IV: Writings
  • Box 7, Folder 3
    Memorandum by Mr. Hughes about his writings
  • Box 7, Folder 4
    Literary Contributions of R. M. Hughes to the University of Virginia Magazine 1873-1877
  • Box 7, Folder 5
    Law of Shipping, chapters 1-3, part of 4 1912
  • Box 7, Folder 6
    "Writs of Error from the United States Supreme Court to Virginia Courts" 1914
  • Box 7, Folder 7
    "Joseph I. Doran: A Tribute" 1919
  • Box 7, Folder 8
    "The Fighting Editor" 1927
  • Box 7, Folder 9
    "Can a State Prescribe a Breathing Spell" 1928
  • Box 7, Folder 10
    "A Deserter's Tale" 1931
  • Box 7, Folder 11
    "Some Letters from the Papers of General Joseph Johnston" 1931
  • Box 7, Folder 12
    "Joseph Eggleston Johnston: Soldier and Man" 1933
  • Box 7, Folder 13
    "Sixty Years Ago" 1933
  • Box 7, Folder 14
    "Civil War or War Between the States" 1935
  • Box 7, Folder 15
    "The A.B. Degree and the State Teachers College" 1935
  • Box 7, Folder 16
    "Robert M. Hughes, His Anthology" Poetry written by Robert M. Hughes
  • Box 7, Folder 17
    "The Adoption of Muzzey's History"
  • Box 7, Folder 18
    Miscellaneous Short pieces
Series V: Legal Practice
  • Box 7, Folder 19
    Certification to Practice Law in Virginia 1877
  • Box 7, Folder 20
    General Correspondence 1881-1914
  • Box 8, Folder 1
    Correspondence with E. C. Burks 1886-1895
  • Box 8, Folder 2
    Correspondence with Justice John M. Harlan 1896-1904
  • Box 8, Folder 3
    Correspondence with W. M. File (UVA) 1897-1898
  • Box 8, Folder 4
    List of Property of Law firm of Hughes and Little 1902
  • Box 8, Folder 5
    The Truth Seeker Incident: Correspondence 1913
  • Box 8, Folder 6
    The Truth Seeker Incident: Copies of Magazine and other material 1912-1913
  • Box 8, Folder 7
    Paper on Panama Railroad Company v. Johnson 1924
Series VI: Politics
  • Subseries A: Correspondence
    • Box 8, Folder 8
      General 1880-1902
    • Box 8, Folder 9
      General 1902-1906
    • Box 8, Folder 10
      General 1920-1924
    • Box 8, Folder 11
      General 1925-1937
    • Box 8, Folder 12
      Thomas Cadwalader 1928-1929
    • Box 9, Folder 1
      R. Walton Moore 1899-1935
    • Box 9, Folder 2
      R. Walton Moore (Copies of Speeches) 1935, 1939
    • Box 9, Folder 3
      John Garland Pollard (Esp. 1929 Election) 1926-1930
    • Box 9, Folder 4
      Letters to Editors on Political Topics 1919-1937
    • Box 9, Folder 5
      Congressional Campaign, 2nd District 1902
    • Box 9, Folder 6
      Congressional Campaign, 2nd District 1904
    • Box 9, Folder 7
      L. L. Lewis' Effort to get Judgeship 1891
    • Box 9, Folder 8
      Magna Carta Association 1922-1924
    • Box 9, Folder 9
      Magna Carta Association 1924-1931
    • Box 9, Folder 10
      National Association for Constitutional Government 1921-1924
    • Box 10, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic 1922-1924
    • Box 10, Folder 2
      Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic 1925-1929
    • Box 10, Folder 3
      Correspondence with Sentinels of the Republic 1936-1937
    • Box 10, Folder 4
      Correspondence re: U. S. Supreme Court 1934-1935
    • Box 10, Folder 5
      Correspondence re: U. S. Supreme Court 1936-1937
  • Subseries B: Applications for Judgeships
    • Box 10, Folder 6
      Effort to be Appointed to R.W. Hughes' Judgeship 1897-1898
    • Box 10, Folder 7
      General Correspondence re: Federal Judiciary 1908-1911
    • Box 10, Folder 8
      Frederick Brown 1910
    • Box 10, Folder 9
      Charles Burlingham 1910
    • Box 10, Folder 10
      Nathan Goff 1905, 1910
    • Box 10, Folder 11
      Daniel Hayne 1910-1911
    • Box 10, Folder 12
      Frank Healy 1910
    • Box 11, Folder 1
      Floyd Hughes 1910-1911
    • Box 11, Folder 2
      J. C. Pritchard 1908-1910
    • Box 11, Folder 3
      Fitzhugh Smith 1910
    • Box 11, Folder 4
      Henry St. George Tucker 1909-1911
    • Box 11, Folder 5
      Benjamin Thompson 1910
    • Box 11, Folder 6
      W. H. White 1905-1910
  • Subseries C: General
    • Box 11, Folder 7
      Background Material on Hughes 1910-1911
    • Box 11, Folder 8
      Material re: Hughes' Legal Career 1910-1911
    • Box 11, Folder 9
      Material re: Congressional Races, 2nd District 1902-1906
    • Box 11, Folder 10
      League of Nations: "Democracy and Peace, the Position of the United States after the War" (Speech by Robert B. Tunstall) 1917
    • Box 11, Folder 11
      Republicans and the Black Vote in Virginia 1928
    • Box 11, Folder 12
      Hughes' Articles re: 1929 Virginia Republican Platform 1929
    • Box 11, Folder 13
      Newspaper Clippings re: 1929 Gubernatorial Campaign 1929
    • Box 11, Folder 14
      U. S. Congress: Copies on Bills 1921-1935
    • Box 11, Folder 15
      Papers by Hughes on U. S. Supreme Court 1924-1937
    • Box 12, Folder 1
      Newspaper Clippings, other Material re: U.S. Supreme Court 1936-1937
    • Box 12, Folder 2
      Women's Suffrage 1928
    • Box 12, Folder 3
      Political Scrapbook 1902-1903
    • Box 12, Folder 4
      Political Scrapbook (1928 Constitutional Convention; 1929 Gubernatorial Campaign) 1928-1929
    • Box 12, Folder 5
      Newspaper Clippings 1901-1937
  • Subseries D: Virginia Constitutional Commission
    • Box 13, Folder 1
      General Correspondence 1926
    • Box 13, Folder 2
      General Correspondence 1927-1928
    • Box 13, Folder 3
      Correspondence with Governor Harry F. Byrd 1926-1929
    • Box 13, Folder 4
      Correspondence with Congressman Joseph T. Deal 1928
    • Box 13, Folder 5
      Correspondence with Robert R. Prentis (Chairman) and M. B. Watts (Clerk) 1926-1928
    • Box 13, Folder 6
      Correspondence with William Meade Fletcher 1926-1928
    • Box 13, Folder 7
      Hughes' Paper re: Revision of Constitution 1926-1927
    • Box 13, Folder 8
      Articles 1, 2, 4; Bill of Rights; Elections; Legislative Branch 1926-1927
    • Box 13, Folder 9
      Article 6; Judiciary 1926-1927
    • Box 13, Folder 10
      Articles 7, 9, 11, 12: Organization and Government of Countries; Education; Public Institutions; Corporations 1926-1927
    • Box 14, Folder 1
      Articles 13, 14, 15: Taxation and Finances; Miscellaneous Provisions; Future Changes 1926-1927
    • Box 14, Folder 2
      Miscellaneous Proposals for Revision 1926-1927
    • Box 14, Folder 3
      Virginia Constitution (including changes initiated by 1926-1927 Commission) 1927-1929
Series VII: Education
  • Subseries A: College of William and Mary
    • Box 14, Folder 4
      President Benjamin Ewell 1878-1893
    • Box 14, Folder 5
      President Lyon Tyler 1901-1906
    • Box 14, Folder 6
      President Lyon Tyler 1906-1926
    • Box 14, Folder 7
      President J. A. C. Chandler 1921-1933
    • Box 14, Folder 8
      President John Bryan 1927-1939
    • Box 14, Folder 9
      Miscellaneous College Officials
    • Box 14, Folder 10
      Kathleen Alsop 1931-1935
    • Box 14, Folder 11
      Dr. James H. Dillard 1920-1934
    • Box 14, Folder 12
      Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin 1927-1933
    • Box 15, Folder 1
      E. G. Swem (Librarian) 1920-1925
    • Box 15, Folder 2
      E. G. Swem (Librarian) 1926-1938
    • Box 15, Folder 3
      Margaret Galpin (Acting Librarian) 1935
    • Box 15, Folder 4
      Charles Duke 1934-1936
    • Box 15, Folder 5
      General Correspondence 1890-1920
    • Box 15, Folder 6
      General Correspondence 1921-1925
    • Box 15, Folder 7
      General Correspondence 1925-1929
    • Box 15, Folder 8
      General Correspondence 1930-1938
    • Box 15, Folder 9
      Douglas Southall Freeman 1920-1921
    • Box 15, Folder 10
      Cass Gilbert (re: School's Architecture) 1923
    • Box 15, Folder 11
      Thomas Nelson Page 1920-1921
    • Box 15, Folder 12
      John G. Pollard 1921-1934
    • Box 15, Folder 13
      Alumni Association: Correspondence; other materials 1934-1938
    • Box 15, Folder 14
      Boston Alumni Club Plan for College 1934
    • Box 16, Folder 1
      Curriculum: Correspondence; other materials 1934-1938
    • Box 16, Folder 2
      Fundraising: Correspondence 1879-1918
    • Box 16, Folder 3
      Fundraising: Correspondence 1920
    • Box 16, Folder 4
      Fundraising: Correspondence 1921
    • Box 16, Folder 5
      Fundraising: Correspondence 1922-1929
    • Box 17, Folder 1
      History of the College
    • Box 17, Folder 2
      Law School
    • Box 17, Folder 3
      Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence January-June 1920
    • Box 17, Folder 4
      Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence July-December 1920
    • Box 17, Folder 5
      Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence 1921-1927
    • Box 17, Folder 6
      Marshall-Wythe School of Government: General Correspondence 1937
    • Box 17, Folder 7
      Marshall-Wythe School of Government: Correspondence with Alton B. Parker 1920-1921
    • Box 18, Folder 1
      Norfolk Branch of William and Mary 1922-1925
    • Box 18, Folder 2
      Norfolk Branch of William and Mary 1926-1941
    • Box 18, Folder 3
      Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 1919-1940
    • Box 18, Folder 4
      State Financial Support College
  • Subseries B: University of Virginia
    • Box 18, Folder 5
      Correspondence 1884-1899
    • Box 18, Folder 6
      Correspondence 1905-1907
    • Box 18, Folder 7
      Correspondence 1908-1909
    • Box 18, Folder 8
      Correspondence 1910-1938
    • Box 18, Folder 9
      Correspondence re: Coordinate College for Women 1913-1914
    • Box 19, Folder 1
      Material re: Coordinate College for Women 1911-1914
    • Box 19, Folder 2
      Miscellaneous Material re: University of Virginia
  • Subseries C: State Education Commission
    • Box 19, Folder 3
      Correspondence; Other Material 1927-1928
  • Subseries D: State Board of Education
    • Box 19, Folder 4
      General Correspondence 1929-1931
    • Box 19, Folder 5
      General Correspondence 1932-1935
    • Box 19, Folder 6
      Correspondence with E. Lee Trinkle (President) 1932-1935
    • Box 19, Folder 7
      Correspondence with Harris Hart (Superintendent) 1930
    • Box 19, Folder 8
      Correspondence with Sidney Hall (Superintendent) 1931-1933
    • Box 19, Folder 9
      Correspondence with Sidney Hall (Superintendent) 1934-1936
    • Box 20, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Thomas Eason (Secretary to Board) 1930-1931
    • Box 20, Folder 2
      Article re: Selection of State Texts 1933
    • Box 20, Folder 3
      Correspondence re: Adoption of Texts 1936-1937
    • Box 20, Folder 4
      Correspondence; Other Material re: Cooperative Education 1930
    • Box 20, Folder 5
      Miscellaneous Material 1930-1935
Series VIII: Memorabilia
  • Box 20, Folder 6
    Deputy Grand Master Certificates, Masonic Lodge 1887-1889
  • Box 20, Folder 7
    Resolution from Norfolk Public Library Board March 3, 1933
  • Box 20, Folder 8
    William and Mary Mementos
  • Box 20, Folder 9
    Memorial Volume for Harvey Laird Wilson (Norfolk Ledger Dispatch) 1930
  • Box 20, Folder 10
    Memorial Pamphlets to Robert M. Hughes 1855-1940
Series IX: Pictorial Records
  • Box 20, Folder 11
    Photographs of R. M. Hughes
  • Box 20, Folder 12
    Photographs of Judge R. W. Hughes
  • Box 20, Folder 13
    Photographs of Val Verde
  • Box 20, Folder 14
    Photographs of William and Mary
  • Box 20, Folder 15
    Drawings of Ice House
  • Box 20, Folder 16
    Sketches by Jas. Brown Hope
  • Box 20, Folder 17
    Steel Engraving of Judge R. W. Hughes
  • Box 20, Folder 18
    Steel Engraving of General Joseph E. Johnston (Used in his memoirs) 1874
Series X: Family Papers
  • Subseries A: General
    • Box 21, Folder 1
      Partial Hughes-Johnston-Preston Family Tree
    • Box 21, Folder 2
      Pamphlet re: Johnston and Morton Families 1928
    • Box 21, Folder 3
      Alumni List of Norfolk Academy: R. M. Hughes, Jr., Sidney Hughes (sons); Floyd Hughes (Nephew) listed 1927
  • Subseries B: Judge R. W. Hughes (Father of R.M. Hughes)
    • Box 21, Folder 4
      General Correspondence 1849-1868
    • Box 21, Folder 5
      General Correspondence 1873-1879
    • Box 21, Folder 6
      General Correspondence 1880-1900
    • Box 21, Folder 7
      General Correspondence
    • Box 21, Folder 8
      Correspondence with Carrington Family Members 1843-1884
    • Box 21, Folder 9
      Correspondence with John M. Daniel 1853-1858
    • Box 21, Folder 10
      Correspondence with Governor John B. Floyd 1851-1862
    • Box 21, Folder 11
      Correspondence with Mrs. Eliza (R.W.) Hughes 1860-1869
    • Box 21, Folder 12
      Correspondence with J. P. Johnston 1840
    • Box 21, Folder 13
      Correspondence with General Joseph E. Johnston 1865-1879
    • Box 21, Folder 14
      Correspondence with L. M. 1862-1864
    • Box 21, Folder 15
      General Financial Correspondence 1860-1898
    • Box 21, Folder 16
      Dispute with B. R. Johnston re: Mrs. Hughes' Inheritance 1845-1860
    • Box 21, Folder 17
      Financial Dispute with W. W. Berkeley 1870-1885
    • Box 21, Folder 18
      Financial Dealings with John Clarkson 1874-1876
    • Box 21, Folder 19
      Financial Dealings with John W. Johnston 1879-1885
    • Box 21, Folder 20
      Harmason Financial Matter (Old Debt) 1874-1896
    • Box 22, Folder 1
      Financial Dealings with C. L. Perkins 1879-1883
    • Box 22, Folder 2
      Bills from J. M. Roses and Sons 1889-1899
    • Box 22, Folder 3
      Correspondence with W. B. Moses and Sons re: Debts of Mrs. Van Vleck 1893-1895
    • Box 22, Folder 4
      Promisory Notes 1898
    • Box 22, Folder 5
      Property Tax Records 1869-1900
    • Box 22, Folder 6
      Deeds re: Hughes' Real Estate 1871-1899
    • Box 22, Folder 7
      Surveys, Maps of Hughes' Real Estate
    • Box 22, Folder 8
      Announcements re: Hughes' Horses 1887-1894
    • Box 22, Folder 9
      Appraisal of Hughes' Estate February 1902
    • Box 22, Folder 10
      Records re: Hughes' estate 1901-1902
    • Box 22, Folder 11
      Material re: Massie Trust Case 1852-1898
    • Box 22, Folder 12
      Material re: J. T. L. Preston 1853-1855
    • Box 22, Folder 13
      Material re: Thomas L. Preston 1851-1863
    • Box 22, Folder 14
      Speech: "The Organic Law of England and the U.S."
    • Box 22, Folder 15
      Speech: "Chief Justice Marshall and His Work" June 14, 1887
    • Box 22, Folder 16
      Oath of Allegiance; Amnesty; Pardon 1865-1866
    • Box 22, Folder 17
      General Political Correspondence 1868-1876
    • Box 22, Folder 18
      General Political Correspondence 1877-1898
    • Box 23, Folder 1
      Correspondence with William Mahone 1867-1876
    • Box 23, Folder 2
      Recommendations of Hughes for U.S. Supreme Court Appointment 1877
    • Box 23, Folder 3
      Hughes-Cameron Duel 1869
    • Box 23, Folder 4
      Dispute with Roger Pryor 1856
    • Box 23, Folder 5
      Correspondence re: Attack from Col. Ruffin 1884-1885
    • Box 23, Folder 6
      Correspondence re: Virginia and Kentucky Railroad 1858-1867
    • Box 23, Folder 7
      Correspondence re: Governor John B. Floyd 1861-1888
    • Box 23, Folder 8
      Correspondence with Peter J. Otey re: Governor Floyd
    • Box 23, Folder 9
      Draft Biography of Governor John B. Floyd
    • Box 23, Folder 10
      Copies of Letters re: Floyd Resignation as Secretary of War 1860
    • Box 23, Folder 11
      Receipt in Patrick Henry's Handwriting (According to R. W. Hughes) 1767
  • Subseries C: Eliza Johnston Hughes
    • Box 24, Folder 1
      General Correspondence 1846-1901
    • Box 24, Folder 2
      Correspondence with Governor John B. Floyd 1839-1860
    • Box 24, Folder 3
      Correspondence with Mrs. Sally B. Floyd
    • Box 24, Folder 4
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1839
    • Box 24, Folder 5
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1840
    • Box 24, Folder 6
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1841
    • Box 24, Folder 7
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1842
    • Box 24, Folder 8
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1843
    • Box 24, Folder 9
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1844
    • Box 24, Folder 10
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1845
    • Box 24, Folder 11
      Correspondence with John Preston Johnston 1846-47
    • Box 25, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Beverly R. Johnston 1843-1848
    • Box 25, Folder 2
      Correspondence with Joseph E. Johnston 1848-1887
    • Box 25, Folder 3
      Financial Records 1903-1905
    • Box 25, Folder 4
      Real Estate Deeds 1903-1905
  • Subseries D: Charles C. Johnston
    • Box 25, Folder 5
      Correspondence 1824-1831
  • Subseries E: Eliza Preston Johnston
    • Box 25, Folder 6
      Correspondence 1821-1827
  • Subseries F: Governor John Floyd
    • Box 25, Folder 7
      Letter to Governor of New York re: Fugitive Slaves 1832
  • Subseries G: John B. Floyd
    • Box 25, Folder 8
      General Pre-Civil War Correspondence 1831-1861
    • Box 25, Folder 9
      Correspondence with Mrs. Sally B. Preston Floyd 1855-1862
    • Box 25, Folder 10
      Diary 1838-1845
    • Box 25, Folder 11
      Correspondence with John Tyler 1843-1860
    • Box 25, Folder 12
      Correspondence re: Governors of Virginia 1848-1849
    • Box 25, Folder 13
      Governor's Message December 3, 1849
    • Box 25, Folder 14
      Correspondence while Secretary of War 1857-1860
    • Box 25, Folder 15
      Material re: Fort Snelling Dispute 1857
    • Box 25, Folder 16
      Material re: Acceptances Controversy 1860-1861
    • Box 25, Folder 17
      Letters from General Floyd 1861
    • Box 25, Folder 18
      Letters from General Floyd 1861-1862
    • Box 26, Folder 1
      Letters to General Floyd 1861
    • Box 26, Folder 2
      Letters to General Floyd 1862-1863
    • Box 26, Folder 3
      Correspondence with General Henry A. Wise 1861
    • Box 26, Folder 4
      Orders; Commissions; Rosters 1861-1862
    • Box 26, Folder 5
      Miscellaneous Morning Reports 1861-1862
    • Box 26, Folder 6
      Diary of an Officer in Floyd's Command 1862
    • Box 26, Folder 7
      Miscellaneous Civil War Correspondence 1861-1862
    • Box 26, Folder 8
      Items in Floyd's Handwriting
  • Subseries H: Sally B. Preston Floyd
    • Box 26, Folder 9
      Correspondence 1839-1879
  • Subseries I: Edward Johnston
    • Box 26, Folder 10
      Edward Johnston-John W. Correspondence 1847-1848
  • Subseries J: John Preston Johnson
    • Box 26, Folder 11
      Correspondence 1837-1839
    • Box 26, Folder 12
      Correspondence 1840-1845
  • Subseries K: General Joseph E. Johnston
    • Box 26, Folder 13
      Correspondence with Various Johnston Relatives 1839-1861
    • Box 26, Folder 14
      Correspondence with Beverly R. Johnston 1847-1868
    • Box 26, Folder 15
      Draft of Letter to Jefferson Davis Protesting Ranking in Confederate Army 1861
    • Box 26, Folder 16
      Letter from Wade Hampton January 13, 1863
    • Box 26, Folder 17
      General Correspondence 1861-1865
    • Box 26, Folder 18
      Copy of Convention signed with General Sherman April 27, 1865
    • Box 27, Folder 1
      General Correspondence 1861-1878
    • Box 27, Folder 2
      General Correspondence 1880-1886
    • Box 27, Folder 3
      General Correspondence 1886-1890
    • Box 27, Folder 4
      Letters from General James Longstreet 1877-1890
    • Box 27, Folder 5
      Letter from General Jubal A. Early February 4, 1875
    • Box 27, Folder 6
      Correspondence with Clarence Buel (Century Magazine) 1884-1888
    • Box 27, Folder 7
      Correspondence with Robert V. Johnson (Century Magazine) 1884-1888
    • Box 27, Folder 8
      Correspondence with North American Review 1886-1887
    • Box 27, Folder 9
      Letters to General Valencia (Mexican War Souvenirs) 1836-1837
    • Box 27, Folder 10
      Bennett Place Memorial Correspondence 1923-1924
    • Box 27, Folder 11
      Bennett Place Memorial Assocation Legislative Enactment 1923
    • Box 27, Folder 12
      Bennett Place Memorial Inscription
    • Box 27, Folder 13
      Bennett Place Memorial, Newspaper Clippings
    • Box 27, Folder 14
      Bennett Place Memorial Unveiling - Address by General Julian S. Carr November 8, 1923
    • Box 27, Folder 15
      "Some Reminiscences of Joseph E. Johnston" by Robert M. Hughes
    • Box 28, Folder 1
      Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs - Introductory Section
    • Box 28, Folder 2
      Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs - Introductory Section (different version)
    • Box 28, Folder 3
      Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs - Introductory Section (third version)
    • Box 28, Folder 4
      Rough Draft of Johnston's Memoirs - Miscellaneous Pages from First Part
    • Box 28, Folder 5
      General Comments about the Confederacy
    • Box 28, Folder 6
      Material re: Northern Virginia Campaign
    • Box 28, Folder 7-8
      Accounts of Battles with Sherman in Georgia
      2 folders
    • Box 28, Folder 9
      Account of Final Battles
    • Box 28, Folder 10
      Material re: Last Days of War
    • Box 29, Folder 1
      Draft of Defense Against Critical Articles
    • Box 29, Folder 2
      Defense of Actions During Early Command in Virginia
    • Box 29, Folder 3
      Material for Defense Against Accusations by Jefferson Davis
    • Box 29, Folder 4
      Defense Against Charges by General Beauregard re: Manassas Campaign
  • Subseries L: Various Correspondents
    • Box 29, Folder 5
      John Preston Correspondence (R.M.Hughes' Maternal Great Grandfather) 1796
    • Box 29, Folder 6
      John Preston-Francis Preston Correspondence 1787-1821
    • Box 29, Folder 7
      Sarah Campbell Preston Correspondence and Will 1816-1847
    • Box 29, Folder 8
      Lettitia Floyd Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd February 28, 1843
    • Box 29, Folder 9
      Thomas P. McDowell Real Estate Deeds (Preston Family) 1857-1858
    • Box 29, Folder 10
      William Radford Correspondence 1830-1850
  • Subseries M: Robert M. Hughes, Jr.
    • Box 29, Folder 11
      Correspondence 1921-1940
    • Box 29, Folder 12
      Correspondence 1941-1950
    • Box 29, Folder 13
      "The Tidewater Trail" Magazine October-November 1944
    • Box 29, Folder 14
      Publications Collected by R. M. Hughes, Jr. 1941-1946
Series XI: Historical Studies
  • Subseries A: Governor John B. Floyd
    • Box 30, Folder 1
      Floyd's Role in Medal for General Winfield Scott 1848
    • Box 30, Folder 2
      Material re: Acceptances Controversy in War Department 1858-1861
    • Box 30, Folder 3
      Letters re: Floyd's Resignation as Secretary of War December, 1860
    • Box 30, Folder 4
      Material Re: Floyd's Views During Secession Crisis 1860-1861
    • Box 30, Folder 5
      Letters from Winfield Scott and James Buchanan to the National Intelligencer 1862
    • Box 30, Folder 6
      Copies of Correspondence from General Robert E. Lee 1861
    • Box 30, Folder 7
      Confederate Military Orders 1862
    • Box 30, Folder 8
      Biographical Sketch of General Floyd
    • Box 30, Folder 9
      Miscellaneous Material Re: Floyd
    • Box 30, Folder 10
      Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd 1888-1920
    • Box 30, Folder 11
      Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd 1921-1925
    • Box 30, Folder 12
      Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd 1926-1930
    • Box 30, Folder 13
      Hughes' Correspondence Re: Floyd 1931-1937
    • Box 31, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Scribner's re: James Truslow Adams' Textbook 1935-1936
    • Box 31, Folder 2
      Correspondence with George F. Milton 1931-1937
    • Box 31, Folder 3
      Correspondence re: Harper's Article on Floyd's Role at Ft. Donelson 1911
    • Box 31, Folder 4
      Correspondence re: Harper's Article on Floyd's Role at Ft. Donelson 1912
    • Box 31, Folder 5
      Correspondence re: R. M. H. Article in Tyler's Quarterly 1923
    • Box 31, Folder 6
      Correspondence re: Articles by Philip Auchenpaugh in Tyler's Quarterly 1923-1930
    • Box 31, Folder 7
      Correspondence with Confederate Veteran Magazine 1928-1931
    • Box 31, Folder 8
      Issues of Confederate Veteran with Articles on Floyd 1929-1931
    • Box 31, Folder 9
      Hughes' Response to Mark Twain Criticism of Floyd from Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 1930-1931
    • Box 32, Folder 1
      Correspondence re: Hughes' Article in Virginia Historical Magazine 1935
    • Box 32, Folder 2
      Correspondence re: Hughes' Article in Virginia Historical Magazine 1936-1937
    • Box 32, Folder 3
      Correspondence with S. F. Hurt re: Floyd Family 1938
  • Subseries B: General Joseph E. Johnston
    • Box 32, Folder 4
      Copies of Letters from Robert E. Lee 1839-1861
    • Box 32, Folder 5
      Copies of Letters to Johnston During the Civil War 1861-1865
    • Box 32, Folder 6
      Copies of Letters from Wade Hampton 1863
    • Box 32, Folder 7
      Correspondence re: Louis Wigfall Letter to J.E.J. dated 1874 1934-1935
    • Box 32, Folder 8
      Source Material re: Johnston's Campaigns 1861-1874
    • Box 32, Folder 9
      Charleston Daily Courier, Nashville Dispatch Reports of Atlantic Campaign September 26-October 12, 1864
    • Box 32, Folder 10
      Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper: Jefferson Davis Speech in Macon, Georgia November 5, 1864
    • Box 32, Folder 11
      Baltimore Sun Article re: Convention J.E.J. Signed with General Sherman in 1865 February 14, 1886
    • Box 32, Folder 12-13
      Battle Maps, Army of the Cumberland 1875
      2 folders
    • Box 32, Folder 14
      Maps of Atlanta Campaign
    • Box 32, Folder 15
      Miscellaneous Material re: J.E.J.
    • Box 33, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Appleton Co. re: First Edition of J.E.J. Biography 1891-1925
    • Box 33, Folder 2
      Correspondence with James Wilson (Appleton) re: J.E.J. Biography 1891-1896
    • Box 33, Folder 3-4
      Correspondence with Appleton Co. re: Royalties from J.E.J. Biography 1894-1923
      2 folders
    • Box 33, Folder 5
      General Correspondence re: New Edition of J.E.J. Biography 1937
    • Box 33, Folder 6
      Correspondence with Library of Congress re: Copyright to J.E.J. Biography 1937
    • Box 33, Folder 7
      Correspondence with Donald Bartlett re: New Edition of J.E.J. Biography 1938-1939
    • Box 33, Folder 8
      Articles on Johnston 1912-1926
    • Box 34, Folder 1
      General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston 1891-1899
    • Box 34, Folder 2
      General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston 1900-1919
    • Box 34, Folder 3
      General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston 1920-1929
    • Box 34, Folder 4
      General Correspondence re: Joseph E. Johnston 1930-1939
    • Box 34, Folder 5
      Correspondence with War Office 1891-1894
    • Box 34, Folder 6
      Correspondence with Joseph Brown (Civil War Governor of Georgia) 1889-1898
    • Box 34, Folder 7
      Correspondence with Robert E. Lee Camp 1894-1908
    • Box 34, Folder 8
      Correspondence with Military Service Institution 1912
    • Box 34, Folder 9
      Correspondence with Gamaliel Bradford 1912
    • Box 34, Folder 10
      Correspondence with Gamaliel Bradford 1912-1925
    • Box 35, Folder 1
      Correspondence with C. I. Millard re: J.E.J. and other Civil War Topics 1912-1933
    • Box 35, Folder 2
      Correspondence with T. R. Hay 1920-1924
    • Box 35, Folder 3
      Correspondence with T. R. Hay 1925-1929
    • Box 35, Folder 4
      Correspondence with North Carolina Historical Commission 1922-1933
    • Box 35, Folder 5
      Correspondence with American Historical Review Re: William Dodd's Comments on J.E.J. 1924
    • Box 35, Folder 6
      Material re: Paper by A. P. James on J. E. J. at A. H. A. Convention 1925
    • Box 35, Folder 7
      Material Re: Confederate Monument at Stone Mountain, Georgia 1925-1926
    • Box 35, Folder 8
      Correspondence with Century Magazine re: Article by William Dodd 1927
    • Box 35, Folder 9
      Correspondence with Douglass Southall Freeman 1927-1935
    • Box 36, Folder 1
      Correspondence with Landon C. Bell re: J.E.J. and Related Topics 1929-1930
    • Box 36, Folder 2
      Dispute over Longwood Marker 1930-1934
    • Box 36, Folder 3
      Dispute over Longwood Marker 1935
    • Box 36, Folder 4
      Correspondence with Col. D. B. Sanger Re: Biography of J.E.J. 1935-1937
    • Box 36, Folder 5
      Correspondence re: Portrait of J.E.J. at Farmville State Teachers College 1936-1938
    • Box 36, Folder 6
      Correspondence with George F. Milton
    • Box 36, Folder 7
      Correspondence re: Proposed Portrait of J.E.J. 1938
  • Subseries C: Civil War Topics
    • Box 36, Folder 8
      Flags of the Confederate States of America 1907
    • Box 36, Folder 9
      Correspondence with General F. Maurice 1925-1927
    • Box 36, Folder 10
      "'Civil War' or 'War Between the States'" Hughes Article in William and Mary Quarterly January, 1925
    • Box 36, Folder 11
      Correspondence re Article "'Civil War' or 'War Between the States'" 1934-1936
    • Box 36, Folder 12
      Monitor vs. Merrimac (Virginia)
    • Box 36, Folder 13
      Location of the Wreck of the Cumberland
    • Box 36, Folder 14
      Confederate and Federal Constitutions Compared
    • Box 37, Folder 1
      Secession Ordinances & Documents
    • Box 37, Folder 2
      Lee and Secession
    • Box 37, Folder 3
      Clippings re: Muzzey's History Text 1930
    • Box 37, Folder 4
      Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text 1930
    • Box 37, Folder 5
      Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text 1931
    • Box 37, Folder 6
      Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text 1932
    • Box 37, Folder 7
      Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text 1933
    • Box 37, Folder 8
      Correspondence re: Muzzey's History Text 1934
    • Box 37, Folder 9
      Review of Muzzey's "History of the American People"
  • Subseries D: Virginia History
    • Box 38, Folder 1
      "The Birth of America" A Play by Matthew Page Andrews 1920
    • Box 38, Folder 2
      Norfolk Bicentennial Material 1936
    • Box 38, Folder 3
      Response to Harold U. Faulkner's Article on Colonial History in Harper's 1925-1926
    • Box 38, Folder 4
      Williamsburg Material 1933
    • Box 38, Folder 5
      Religious Toleration in Virginia 1926-1938
    • Box 38, Folder 6
      Letter from Edmund Randolph to St. George Tucker May 7, 1780
    • Box 38, Folder 7
      "The Jamestown Exposition" (booklet) 1907
    • Box 38, Folder 8
      Yorktown Sesquicentennial 1931
    • Box 38, Folder 9
      Proclamation of New Seal of Virginia December 2, 1931
    • Box 38, Folder 10
      Scrapbook on Virginia Landmarks
    • Box 38, Folder 11
      Cape Henry Landing 1925-1936
    • Box 38, Folder 12
      Flag Flown at Landing of First Colonists 1931-1935
    • Box 38, Folder 13
      Hughes Paper Comparing Jamestown and Plymouth Settlements
    • Box 38, Folder 14
      Celebration of Tercentenary of Jamestown and Plymouth (program) 1920
  • Subseries E: General
    • Box 39, Folder 1
      General Correspondence on Historical Topics 1890-1905
    • Box 39, Folder 2
      General Correspondence on Historical Topics 1920-1939
    • Box 39, Folder 3
      George Sheffield's Index to Ecclectic Magazine, Vols. 1-50 1844-1859
    • Box 39, Folder 4
      Newspaper Clippings on Historical Topics 1924
Series XII: Index Cards
  • Box 40
    Index Cards for Letters at one time in Hughes' Possession
Series XIII: Miscellaneous
  • Box 41, Folder 1
    Proceedings of the Research Club 1914
  • Box 41, Folder 2
    Proceedings of the Research Club 1915
  • Box 41, Folder 3
    Proceedings of the Research Club 1916
  • Box 41, Folder 4
    Proceedings of the Research Club 1917
  • Box 41, Folder 5
    Proceedings of the Research Club 1920
  • Box 41, Folder 6
    Correspondence re: Bond Issue for Roads 1919
  • Box 41, Folder 7
    Clippings re: Bond Issue for Roads 1919
  • Box 41, Folder 8
    Writings, Articles re: Bond Issue for Roads 1919-1923
  • Box 41, Folder 9
    Correspondence: Poetry Society of Virginia
  • Box 41, Folder 10
    Virginia State Seal & Flag
  • Box 41, Folder 11
    Norfolk Law Library
  • Box 41, Folder 12
    Method of Electing Vice Presidents
  • Box 41, Folder 13
    Correspondence: Books & Journals - Purchasing & Collecting
  • Box 41, Folder 14
    Material re: Missing Issues of Southern Literary Messenger
  • Box 42, Folder 1
    Dried Floral Arrangement
  • Box 42, Folder 2
    Jamestown Exposition - Accounting of Expenses
  • Box 42, Folder 3
    Sketches of Historic Sites and Famous Americans
  • Box 42, Folder 4
    "Sixty Years Ago" Address given by R. M. Hughes June 12, 1933
  • Box 42, Folder 5
    Rough Draft of "Annals and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian"
  • Box 42, Folder 6
    "Annals and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian"
  • Box 42, Folder 7
    Scrapbook 1872
  • Box 42, Folder 8
    Scrapbook August 21, 1873
Series XIV: Oversized Materials
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia February 6, 1871
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment as Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia January 14, 1874
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary 1908
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary 1910
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary 1914
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar 1910
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar 1912
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to Board of Examiners of Applicants for Admission to the Bar 1917
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to the Commission to Suggest Amendments to the Virginia Constitution 1926
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment as Virginia Delegate at Institute of Public Affairs Meeting August 15-18, 1928
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to the State Board of Education 1930
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment to the State Board of Education 1933
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Appointment as Virginia Delegate to Conference of American Library Association June 22-27, 1931
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Latin 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Greek 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Junior and Intermediate Mathematics 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Literature and Rhetoric 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of General Chemistry 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of German Language and Literature 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of French Language and Literature 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of History, Literature and Rhetoric 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Moral Philosophy 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Pure Mathematics 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Certificate of Graduation from the University of Virginia School of Natural Philosophy 1877
  • Oversize Box 1
    Diploma Conferring the Degree of Bachelor of Arts on Robert M. Hughes by the College of William and Mary 1873
  • Oversize Box 2
    Ledger Book Listing Holdings in Robert M. Hughes' Personal Library
  • Oversize Box 2
    Ledger Book Listing Holdings in Law Library of Sharp and Hughes 1901
  • Oversize Box 2
    Scrapbook Featuring Newspaper Clippings on Roosevelt and the Supreme Court 1935-1937
  • Oversize Box 2
    Binder Containing Positive Photocopy of Mrs. Letitia Floyd's Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd February 22, 1843
  • Oversize Box 2
    Binder Containing Negative Photocopy of Mrs. Letitia Floyd's Letter to Benjamin Rush Floyd February 22, 1843
  • Oversized Box 3
    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.

  • Oversized Box 4
    Scrapbook entitled "Personal and Civil War"

    Contains: Magazine Articles, Poems, Newspaper Clippings, genealogical information on the Johnston Family, typed copies of correspondence relating to the duel of Robert W. Hughes and William Cameron, typed autobiographical sketch of John Warfield Johnston, biographical sketch of Judge Peter Johnston, photographs of the Joseph E. Johnston Monument in Dalton, Georgia, other photographs, lithographs and sketches.