Inventory of the Robert Morton Hughes Papers 1715-1933 Hughes, Robert Morton; 1855-1940. Mss. 65 H88

Inventory of the Robert Morton Hughes Papers 1715-1933

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Collection Number Mss. 65 H88


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Repository
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Collection number
Mss. 65 H88
Title
Robert Morton Hughes Papers, 1715-1933.
Extent
237 items.
Creators
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Marcus Alonzo Hanna , Oliver Wendell Holmes, Robert Morton Hughes, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston) Johnston, Fitzhugh Lee, Thomas Nelson Page, Theodore Roosevelt, Flora Cooke Stuart, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Mark Twain , Woodrow Wilson.
Language
English
Abstract
Business and personal papers, 1871-1933 (mainly 1890-1915), of Robert Morton Hughes (1855-1940).

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Robert Morton Hughes Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 237 items, 1940.


Biographical/Historical Information

Robert Morton Hughes, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, attended the University of Virginia Law School. He was the son of Robert William and Eliza M. (Johnston) Hughes. He practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia. Hughes was the president of the Virginia Bar Association; biographer of Joseph Eggleston Johnston; a member of the Virginia Board of Education; and served as a member and as rector of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary.

Biography Timeline

1855 Born, in Abingdon, Virginia,the son of Robert William and Eliza M. [Johnston] Hughes
1870- 1873 Attended College of William and Mary,A.B.
1877 M.A., University of Virginia
1877 Began law practice in Norfolk
1879 Married Mattie Smithof Williamsburg(two sons)
1893-1918 Member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary,served as Rector
1895 President, Virginia Bar Association
1930- 1935 Member, Virginia State Board of Education
1940 Died in Norfolk, Virginia

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1871-1933, of Robert Morton Hughes of Norfolk, Virginia, concerning his law practice; his interest in maritime law; his biography of Joseph Eggleston Johnston; his influence in Virginia politics; and the College of William and Mary. Correspondents include Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Fitzhugh Lee, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Thomas Nelson Page, Woodrow Wilson, Flora (Cooke) Stuart and Theodore Roosevelt. There is also an autograph collection, 1715-1924, which includes signatures of Frances Hodgson Burnett, Mark Hanna, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Samuel L. Clemens and presidents of the United States.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection has been organized into 2 series: Series 1 includes Personal and Business Correspondence, and Series 2 includes an Autograph Collection.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series which are then broken down into subseries. Series 1 is arranged by date and Series 2 is arranged alphabetically.

Related Material

There are five collections within the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary that relate to this collection. They include the John B. Floyd Papers, the Robert W. Hughes Papers, the Joseph E. Johnston Papers, the Preston Family Papers, and the Virginia Bar Examination Papers. The Library of Robert William Hughes is also available in the rare book section.

John B. Floyd Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
John Buchanan Floyd Papers, 1831-1863, 1850- 1863.72 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 F59

Robert W. Hughes, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Robert W. Hughes Papers, 1818-1900.103 items.Collection Number: Mss. 39.2 H87

Joseph E. Johnston Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Joseph E. Johnston Papers, 1825-1891.264 items.Collection number: Mss. 39.1 J63

Preston Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preston Family Papers, 1755-1836.90 items.Collection Number: Mss. 39.1 P91

Virginia Bar Examination Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Virginia Bar Examination Papers, 1900- 1923.1,306 items.Collection Number: Mss. 39.1 V81ba

The library belonging to Robert William Hughes is located at the Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Another related collection is the Robert Morton Hughes Papers, located in Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University. This collection in significant because of the correspondence and other papers originally belonging to several of Hughes' relatives including Judge Robert W. Hughes, Governor John B. Floyd, and General Joseph E. Johnston. The collection also contains personal and political correspondence regarding Robert Morton Hughes' legal practice, involvement in Virginia politics, activities in support of education, longtime association with the College of William and Mary, and service on the State Board of Education and the Board of Directors of the Norfolk Public Library.
The William and Mary collection of Robert Morton Hughes Papers compliments and does not duplicate the Robert Morton Hughes Papers at Old Dominion University.

Papers of Robert Morton Hughes, Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Papers of Robert Morton Hughes, 1767- 1959.39 Hollinger Flat Boxes; 5 Hollinger Oversized Boxes and Additional Bound Volumes.Collection number: MG-7


Controlled Access Terms

    Persons:

  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849- 1924.
  • Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904.
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809- 1894.
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807- 1891.
  • Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905.
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Stuart, Flora Cooke.
  • Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900.
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
  • Subjects:

  • Autographs.
  • Lawyers--Virginia-- Correspondence.
  • Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk.
  • Virginia--Politics and government--1865- 1950.
  • Practice of law-- Virginia-- History.

Contents List

Personal and business correspondence, 1871-1933, n.d.
Box-folder: 1:1-4
Series 1: Personal and Business Correspondence
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Subseries A: Personal and business correspondence, 1871-1890.
    16 items.
    • Box-folder 1:1
      L. B. Wharton, n.p., to B[enjamin] S. Ewell,[Williamsburg, Virginia?], 24 April ca. 1871.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Discusses and compares Floyd Hughes' mental capabilities to those of his brother [Robert M. Hughes], and how he would fare at the "University".

    • Box-folder 1:1
      J. E. Johnston, Healing Springs, [Virginia], to "Rob" [Robert Morton Hughes], n.p., 1 September 1871.
      1 page.ALS.

      Mention of the irregularity of mail in the southern states; is pleased that he and his brother, Floyd, will be enrolled at W[illia]m and Mary College[sic] at the same time; tells of an "old and valued" friend, Col. [Benjamin S.] Ewell, who is president of the College; he will mention to Ewell their presence at the College; assumes that their Cousin, Mrs. Munford, will also be available for help; is pleased that he has "been applying [himself] to Modern Languages."

    • Box-folder 1:1
      S[amuel] S[ullivan] Cox, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 27 November 1876.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Regretfully refusing position as Orator of the Washington and Jefferson Literary Societies of the University of Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Rob[er]t Desty, St. Paul, Minnesota, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 26 December 1882.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Would appreciate Hughes' proofreading his second edition of Shipping & Admiralty.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      John B. Minor, Law Department, University of Virginia, [Charlottesville, Virginia], to Rob[er]t M. Hughes,Norfolk, Virginia, 20 August 1883.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning admiralty cases.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Tho[ma]s J[ohn] Morris, U.S. Court House, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 6 October [18]84.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning thanks for work done.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Irving Browne, Albany Law Journal, Albany, New York, to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 18 February 1886.
      1 page.ALS.

      Is returning Hughes' article as it cannot be published for several weeks.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illia]m C. Endicott, War Department, Washington City [D.C.], to John W. Daniels [sic][Daniel], House of Representatives, [Washington, D.C.], 29 April 1886.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerns a copy of the report of the Board on Fortifications or other Defenses Endicott wished sent to R. M. Hughes.

      Including ANS from Jo[h]n W. Daniel, n.p., to [?], 30 April 1886, requesting that the report be forwarded to Hughes. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Hugh L[ennox] Bond, Balt[im]o[re], [Maryland], to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, [Norfolk, Virginia], 1 May 1887.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Acknowledges invitation if visiting Norfolk.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      L[unsford] L[omax] Lewis, Richmond, Virginia, to [Robert M.] Hughes,n.p., 28 February 1888.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Accepts invitation to visit.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Geo[rge] R[eed]Sage, District Judge, United States Courts, Judges' Rooms, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Robert W. Hughes, U.S. District Judge, Norfolk, Virginia, 13 October 1888.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning the trial of Directors of the Glasgow Bank. Including an ANS from Ro[bert] W. Hughes,n.p., to Robby [Robert M. Hughes], n.p., n.d., directing him to respond to Judge Sage's letter. 1 page

    • Box-folder 1:1
      D[av]id Dudley Field, New York, [New York], to Rob[ert] M. Hughes, n.p., 9 November 1889.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Discusses various tax reforms in different states, including Connecticut and New York, and how they are faring.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Eppa Hunton, Washington, D.C., to R. M. Hughes, n.p., 24 January 1890.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning case of Harris Rogers vs. Garland Johnston & others.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Ro[ber]t T[homas] Barton, Winchester, Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 30 April 1890.
      1 page.ALS.

      Regrets that he will not be attending the meeting of the [Virginia] Bar Associationthis year because he will be getting married.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      R[obert] E[noch] Withers, Wytheville, Virginia, to Rob[ert] M. Hughes,Norfolk, Virginia, 6 October 1890.
      1 page.ALS.

      Accepts invitation to be present at the laying of the corner stone of the Market and Connory Building on the centennial anniversary of Norfolk Lodge No. 1.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Marcus J[oseph] Wright, [Washington, D.C.?], to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., ca. 1890.
      1 page.Written on printed circular from the War Department. ALS.

      Asks Hughes to loan the government any Confederate Papers he knows of for the official government publication of the records of the Civil War.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    Subseries B: Personal business and correspondence, 1891-1900.
    20 items.
    • Box-folder 1:2
      Dabney H. Mowry, Richmond, Virginia, to R[obert] M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 17 March 1891.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning Gen. Johnston's papers and his biography.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Bradley T. Johnson, Baltimore, [Maryland], to R. M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 20 May 1891.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Concerning a memoir of General Joseph E. Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Tho[mas] Preston, University of Virginia, [Charlottesville, Virginia], to Robert M. Hughes, Jnr.[?], Norfolk, Virginia, 21 July 1891.
      2 pages.ALS.

      As Hughes requested, sends a report of what he saw and did at the first battle of Manassas.

      Including AMsS by Tho[ma]s L. Preston, University of Virginia, [Charlottesville, Virginia], n.d., giving report of "first battle of Manassas." 13 pages.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Philip A[lexander] Bruce, Richmond, Virginia, to R. M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 17 December 1892.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of a copy of Hughes' address delivered at the College of William and Mary.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Ja[me]s Grant Wilson, Association of American Authors, New York, [New York], to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 8 October 1893.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Congratulates Hughes on favorable reviews of his biography of Joseph E. Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      [William] Mahone, Hotel Chamberlin, Washington, D.C., to Ro[bert] M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 6 November 1893.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of Hughes' life of J.E. Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Rob[ert] P. Dick, Greensboro, North Carolina, to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 28 November [18]93.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of copy of Hughes' college address. Has sent it to the University of North Carolina Library.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Fitzhugh Lee, Glasgow, Virginia, to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 22 February 1894.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning Hughes' biography of Gen. Johnston, and issues surrounding the writing and publishing of a "Life of Lee".

    • Box-folder 1:2
      P.W. Mc Kinney, Governor's Office, Richmond, Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 20 January 1895.
      1 page.ALS.

      Has received his letter of the 19th; refers to controversy surrounding the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary; holds him in high esteem.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      John A. Buchanan, Conference Room of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Wytheville, Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 15 June 1895.
      1 page.ALS.

      Hughes' letter of request for the Board of Trustees of E[mory] & H[enry] Collegewas not received before they adjourned; therefore, it was not considered.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      W[illia]m B. Taliaferro, Ware Neck P.O., Gloucester County, Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 20 August 1895.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Congratulates Hughes on his recent election as President of the Bar Association of Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      N[athan] Goff, Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 12 December 1895.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Enclosing the order in the libel case; the report "connecting my name with the nomination to political office, is without my sanction..."; and expressing appreciation of your kind offer.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Rich[ar]d A. Wise, Williamsburg, Virginia, to R. M. Hughes, n.p., 30 October 1896.
      1 page.ALS.

      Requests Hughes to make a speech.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      James A. Walker, Washington, D.C., to R[obert] M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 14 April 1897.
      1 page.ALS.

      Requests that a letter be written to President McKinley asking him to appoint Henry Bowen[?] of Tazewell to Marshall of the Western District of Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Sir Arthur Sullivan, [London, England], to [Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia], 23 August [18]97.
      2 pages.Copy.

      Card formally acknowledging receipt of verses sent by Hughes and declining to set them to music.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Charles H[enry]Simonton, U.S. Court Rooms, Charleston, South Carolina, to R[obert] M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 29 October [18]97.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses a problem with Professor Graves of the Law School.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      W[illia]m L[yne] Wilson, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, to Ro[bert] M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 5 March 1899.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses a problem with Professor Graves of the Law School.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      W[illiam] J[ames] Bryan(for committee), H. C. Tobey and R. H. Watson, Washington & Lee University, Law Department, Lexington, Virginia. to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 31 March 1899.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning thanks from senior law class for a highly interesting course of lectures.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Tho[ma]s Nelson Page, Chicago, [Illinois], to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 7 November 1899.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Concerning an invitation to speak before the Phi Beta Kappa at Williamsburg; and Page's attempt to secure a church for his brother to serve in as a preacher in the area near his home.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Woodrow Wilson, Princeton, New Jersey, to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 17 December 1900.
      2 pages.TLS.

      Discusses the ceremony used in conferring degrees at Princeton.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    Subseries C: Personal and business correspondence, 1901-1910.
    17 items.
    • Box-folder 1:3
      Alex[ander] P[eter] Stewart, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 10 June 1901.
      1 page.ACS.

      Asks for a copy of the biography of Gen[eral] Jos[eph] E. Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Molly Elliot Seawell, Washington, D.C., to [Robert M.] Hughes, [Norfolk, Virginia], 22 May 1902.
      8 pages.ALS.

      Requests Hughes' assistance in obtaining a position in the Norfolk post office for her niece, Ellen Seawell.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      James Keith, Wytheville, Virginia, to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 8 June 1902.
      1 page.ALS.

      Glad that Hughes agrees with them on the sufficiency of just two examinations.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Worthington C. Ford, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 24 December 1902.
      1 page.AL

      Returning a manuscript of William Campbell which was repaired at the Library.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Flora Stuart, n.p. to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., [May 1903].
      2 pages.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of Hughes' life of J. E. Johnston and speaks of General J. E. B. Stuart's relations with him. Encloses some papers, "culled from many."

      Including an ANS from J. E. B. Stuart, near Gainesville, [Virginia], to [Flora (Cooke) Stuart], n.p., 25 June 1863, stating that "All well on the warpath." 1 page.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Claude A. Swanson, Governor of Virginia, Governor's Office, Richmond, [Virginia], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 23 March 1906.
      1 page.TLS.

      Appoints Robert M. Hughes a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia for a two-year term.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      William E[velyn] Cameron, Louisa, Virginia, to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 28 March 1906.
      1 page.TLS.

      Sends printers proofs of a newspaper article written by Cameron which mentions Hughes's father.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Theodore Roosevelt, The White House, Washington, [D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 19 May 1906.
      1 page.TLS.

      Concerning Hughes' biography of General [Joseph E.] Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      James Barr Ames, Law School of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 12 June 1906.
      1 page.ALS.

      Sorry he missed Hughes' son's call, and hopes he "will give me the chance of making his acquaintance."

    • Box-folder 1:3
      A[drian] H[offman] Joline, New York, [New York], to R. M. Hughes, n.p., 7 May 1907.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning a method of preserving autograph letters and documents.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Frederic Dodge, United States Courts, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 27 November 1907.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Thanking him for a copy of ""Maritime Liens.""

    • Box-folder 1:3
      William F. Hamilton, Kensington Gore, S. W., [London, England], to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 20 December 1907.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Thanking him for a monograph on maritime liens.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Frederic Dodge, United States Courts, Boston, [Massachusetts], to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 10 February [19]08.
      1 page.ALS.

      Returns to Hughes his letter of the 27th, and suggests that it would be better not to have it published.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      C. A. Culberson, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., to Robert M. Hughes, Law Building, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 April 1909.
      1 page.TLS.

      Thanks Hughes for his kind invitation, but has to decline due to the vast amount of work needed to be done on the proposed tariff revision; also discusses a newly elected Senator from Mississippi, [John Sharp] Williams, whose term doesn't begin until 4 March 1911, due to the fact that the Legislature of Mississippi convenes only every four years.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      John S. Williams, Yazoo City, Mississippi, to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 5 April 1909.
      1 page.ALS.

      Declines an invitation.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      H. G. Connor, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Richmond, Virginia, to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 27 November [1909].
      1 page.ALS.

      Thanks Hughes for his monograph, and will try to secure a copy for himself.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Thomas T. Munford, Lynchburg, Virginia, to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 2 August 1910.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Desires information about John B. Floyd for a paper on the seals and flag of Virginia.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    Subseries D: Personal and Business Correspondence, 1911-1933, n.d.
    19 items.
    • Box-folder 1:4
      Robert W. Chambers, [New York, New York], to R. M. Hughes, Jr., Norfolk, Virginia, 25 January 1911.
      1 page.ALS.

      Gives title of certain volume, and who published it.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      James Bryce, British Embassy, Washington, [D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 28 Sept 1911.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Discusses the various legalities relating to suit being filed under the Arbitration Agreement.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      H. M. Alden, Editorial Rooms, Harper's Magazine, New York, [New York], to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., 22 January 1912.
      1 page.ALS.

      Returns two letters of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston which were submitted for publication.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      H. C. Lodge, United States Senate, Committee on Private Land Claims, [Washington, D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 27 January 1915.
      1 pages.TLS.

      Thanks Hughes for his letter relating to the maintenance of actions for death on the high seas; doubts that Senate will act on it this session due to most of their time being spent on the ship purchase bill.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Elihu Root, United States Senate, Washington, [D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 28 January 1915.
      1 page.TLS.

      Acknowledges letter of 22 January with enclosure, and promises to give it due consideration.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Claude A. Swanson, United States Senate [Washington, D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 28 January 1915.
      1 page.TLS.

      Acknowledges receipt of Hughes' views on pending legislation.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      H. Berg, Newport News, [Virginia], to R. M. Hughes, Jr., Norfolk, [Virginia], 28 February [19]16.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of a card to admit him to the privileges of the Virginia Club at Norfolk.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Prince Hotzfeldt, German Embassy, Washington, D.C., to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 8 April 1916.
      1 page.TLS.

      Encloses letter of German Ambassador [Count Bernstorff] to Lt. Hans Berg.

      Including a TLS from Count Bernstorff, German Embassy, Washington, D.C., to Lieutenant Hans Berg, S. M. S. Appam, Newport News, Virginia, 8 April 1916, containing copies of the communications sent to and received from the Foreign office of the German Government at Berlin by the Imperial German Embassy at Washington, Concerning the Appam case. 3 pages.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      W[illia]m S. Sims, Newport, Rhode Island, to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 13 January 1917.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Thanking him for document sent.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Ian Malcolm, British Embassy, Washington, [D.C.], to Robert M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 21 May 1917.
      1 page.TLS.

      Thanking him for pamphlets sent.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Arthur James Balfour, Geneve, Suisse, to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 30 August 1921.
      1 page.TLS.

      Concerning arrival of biography of General Joseph E. Johnston.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      John W. Davis, n.p., to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 22 July 1924.
      1 page.TLS.

      Thanks Hughes for his letter.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      H. C. Stuart, Elk Garden, Virginia, to Robert m. Hughes, [Norfolk, Virginia], 23 July [19]24.
      1 page.ALS.

      Relates to the addition of General Joseph E. Johnston to the group to be memorialized at Stone Mountain, [Georgia].

    • Box-folder 1:4
      E. Lee Trinkle, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, [Virginia], to R. M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 26 September 1925.
      1 page.TLS.

      Thanks Hughes personally and officially for his "liberal treatment of the College of William and Mary."

    • Box-folder 1:4
      F. Maurice, [London, England], to R. M. Hughes, Norfolk, Virginia, 25 November 1925.
      1 page.ALS.

      Has completed his lectures on "Statesmen and Soldiers of the American Civil War" at Cambridge.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Gilbert Grosvenor, Washington, D.C., to Judge [sic] [Robert Morton] Hughes, n.p., 10 June 1930.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning high honor conferred on him by the College of William and Mary.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Eleanor Roosevelt, The White House, Washington, [D.C.], to [Robert M.] Hughes, [Norfolk, Virginia], 12 October 1933.
      1 page.ALS.

      Thanks Hughes for his letter and the information concerning Mr. [?] Sargeant.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      John Lowell, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Robert M. Hughes, n.p., no date.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerns articles on the relief of the Supreme Court published in The Independent.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Waller R. Staples, Wytheville [Virginia], to [Robert M.] Hughes, n.p., 18 June n.y.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Inquiry into acts governing the harbor masters of Norfolk and Portsmouth, [Virginia].

Autograph Collection, 1750-1933.
Box-folder: 2:1-5
Series 2: Autograph Collection
  • Box-folder 2:1
    Subseries A: Autograph Collection, A-C, 1750-1892.
    19 items.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      J. Q. Adams, Washington, [D.C.], to John B. Davis, Boston, [Massachusetts], 29 January 1830.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerns the political situation in Massachusetts and the nation.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      S. Adams, Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Thomas Davis, Treasurer, n.p., 21 June 1794.
      1 page.DS.

      Order to pay 19.8.2 pounds to the heirs of Charles Anthony, deceased, late a private in Col. Bradford's Regiment, to make good the depreciation of his wages to the time of his death.

      Including ANS onverso. Receipt of James Sproat, n.p., 21 June 1794. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Thomas Atkinson, Edenton, [North Carolina], to Mrs. [?] Sharpe, [Norfolk, Virginia?], 16 March 1857.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerns recent visit with Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe at Norfolk, [Virginia].

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Receipt of W[illia]m Bowlegs, Fort Myers, [Florida?] from Lt. Colonel John H. Winder, 11 February 1852.
      2 pages.Cy of DS.

      for $90.00 for "searching for, finding, attending on, feeding, and bringing into Fort Myers" a drummer boy who was lost for eight days.

      Witnessed by W[illia]m H. French, Capt. 1st Art[illery] Br[e]v[e]t Major, and S.F. Chalfin, 1st Lt., 1st Art[iller]y

    • Box-folder 2:1
      John C. Breckinbridge, Magee, Ontario, [Canada], to Gen. J[ubal] A. Early, Drummondville, Ontario, [Canada], 6 December 18[68].
      2 pages.ALS.

      Wants to get together; describes itinerary for the rest of the month; tells of a gallon of whiskey sent by Jno. Rankins, and his enjoyment thereof.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      John A. Broadus, Louisville, Kentucky, to Miss Ella [?], n.p., 21 November [18]68.
      1 page.ALS.

      Declines an invitation for his daughter, Ella, to visit "Miss Ella" because she must return to Miss Belle [Pears'] school.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      N. F. Chairs, Major, 3rd Tennessee Regiment, CSA, and James W. Hewitt, Major, 2nd Kentucky Reg[imen]t, CSA, Russellville, Kentucky, to Brig. Gen. S.B. Buckner, CSA, n.p., 30 January 1862.
      4 pages.LS.

      Order to and report of Board of Survey concerning damages done to Long's property by Confederate troops.

      Including an AD, by [N. Long] and endorsement by Buckner, n.d., estimating damages done to Long's factory, field, and farm. 2 pages.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Frances Hodgson Burnett, Washington, [D.C.], n.d.
      1 item.Signature.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      A[aron] Burr, Albany, [New York], to Abraham Van Horne, n.p., 28 January 1783.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning suits against Solomon Lathrop.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Jo[h]n C. Calhoun, Norfolk, [Virginia], to W. W. Sharp and H. B. Gwathney, Norfolk, [Virginia], 8 March 1835.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Declining an invitation and commenting on power and corruption.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Simon Cameron, Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania], to [F.T. Burr?], n.p., 24 December 1880.
      1 page.ALS.

      Glad Burr will go South with him; will leave soon after the Senatorial election.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      David Campbell, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, [Virginia], to The Executive authority of the State of New York, 1 May 1839.
      1 page.DS.

      Warrant for return of a fugitive, Alexander Bogart, alias Alexander Bogart McCloed, to Edward N. Allen, agent of the Commonwealth. Signed also by Jno. B. Richardson, Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      T. Campbell, Sydenham, [England], to J. Ogilvy, Covent Garden, [London, England], 10 August 1817.
      1 page.ALS.

      Hopes Ogilvy found the book "of which the missing has caused me the most poignant uneasiness."

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Edw[ard] Canby, Richmond, [Virginia], to [?], 21 March [18]70.
      1 page.ALS.

      Gives the full title of the case in South Carolina referred to in his notes.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      R. Choate, n.p., to C. D. Boutelle[?], Washington, [D.C.], 14 February [1844].
      1 page.ALS.

      Requests that Boutelle stop by his lodging as it is important to see him.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      H. Clay, [Washington, D.C.], to B. Tucker, Williamsburg, Virginia, 29 December [1839].
      1 item.Franked envelope.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      Grover Cleveland, Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, to James Lyons, n.p., 14 July 1892.
      1 page.TLS.

      Gratified to receive Lyons' letter, and expresses his exasperation if a victory were lost due to internal dissention or lack of hearty cooperation [referring to his third presidential campaign].

    • Box-folder 2:1
      J. Esten Cooke, The Briars, [Virginia], to Mrs. Sal D. Duval, n.p., September 1875.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Concerning the health of [his wife] Mary, Robbie, and Cooke's own hay fever; the progress of his writings of the Revolution; comments on the pain of growing old and his love for Sister Mary and Overton.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      [Lord] Cornbury, n.p., to Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University, England, [ca. 1750].
      3 pages.ALS.

      Concerning his unsolicited appointment as a Representative of the University in Parliament, his duties and responsibilities there, and his resignation upon being called up to the House of Lords.

  • Box-folder 2:2
    Subseries B: Autograph Collection, D-H, 1715-1912.
    33 items.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      Robert Dinwiddie, n.p., to Col. John Buchanan, n.p., no date.
      2 pages.Fragment of LS.

      Requests that certain work be done in the army - pay the officers, report on the absence of men from their duties.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Check on Riggs & Co., made payable to "self", signed, S. A. Douglas, 22 December 1856.
      1 page.DS.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      R. W. Emerson, Concord, Massachusetts, to Messrs. W.S. Perry, Alfred P. Thom, W. P. [sic] [R] McKenney, Committee, n.p., 21 December [18]75.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Accepts tentatively an invitation to visit two literary societies at the University of Virginia.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Eugene of Savoy, Prince, 11 December 1715.
      1 page.. DS.

      Authorization for payment. In Italian.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      R. S. Ewell, Lt. G[eneral], "H[ea]d Q[uarte]r[s], 2d Corps," to Gen. R. E. Lee, n.p., [July 1863?].

      Concerning momentary military situation near Hagerstown, [Maryland].

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Francis Fauquier, Williamsburg, [Virginia], to James Kempe [and 16 others] of Princess Ann County, 21 March 1765.
      1 page.PDS.

      Appointment as Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the felony trial of Stepney, a Negro slave belonging to Robert Ballard.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Millard Fillmore, Washington, [D.C.], to George Law, N[ew] York, [New York], 14 January 1851.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges his election as an honorary member of the New York Rhetorical Society.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      J. Floyd, n.p., to John Bowyer, Lexington, Virginia, no date.
      1 item.Franked envelope.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      F[rederich the Great], Berlin, [Germany], to [?], 7 February 1740.
      2 pages.LS.

      Regarding the Finor Canal. In German.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      J.A. Froude, Crogen House, Corwen, N[orth]Wales, to [?], 12 June n.y.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Mentions that he [Froude] will be in Oxford on the 30th for the Exeter Gaudy; also a comment concerning a manuscript which was not allowed to be removed from the Bodleian.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      J.A. Garfield, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to Edw[ard] G. Falmestock, W.T. Ziegler, and L. N. Barber, Gettysburgh [sic], Pennsylvania, 3 March 1880.
      1 page.LS.

      Declines invitation to speak at Gettysburg on Decoration Day.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      B.L. Gildersleeve, Baltimore, Maryland, to "My dear Sir," n.p., 11 February 1891.
      1 page.ALS.

      Is not acquainted with any of the aforementioned Greek works.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      W[illia]m B. Giles, Council Chamber, Richmond, Virginia, to The Governor of Kentucky, [Joseph Desha], 24 April 1827.
      1 page.LS.

      Requests the return of Reuben Smith, now resident in Perry County, Kentucky, a fugitive from justice in Virginia.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Steph[e]n Girard, Philad[elphia, Pennsylvania], to Moses Myers, Norfolk, [Virginia], 15 August 1791.
      1 page.ALS.

      Hopes Myers has taken possession of Girard's land on the Eastern Shore and procured a purchaser. Gives prices of various commodities.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Ellen Glasgow, New York, New York, to Annie [Mrs. F. T. Clark?], Norfolk, Virginia, 20 February 1912.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Mentions coming for a visit, needing "absolute quiet" for a week or two; hopes the buttercups will be blooming in Williamsburg before long.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      J. B. Gordon, Peoria, Illinois, to E. St. John, n.p., 21 January 1898.
      1 page.ALS.

      Requests that a family annual for 1898 be sent to him at his home in Atlanta.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Horace Greeley, New York, [New York], to James H. Plott, House of Rep[resentative]s, Washington, D.C., 31 November 1870.
      1 page.ALS.

      Comments on an article which provoked General Imboden, published in the Virginia State Journal.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Nath[anie]l Greene, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Sam[ue]l Storke, London, [England], 21 May 1784.
      1 page.ALS.

      Is sending barrels of rice to meet a debt. Requests Storke to return balance in cash.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Hugh B. Grigsby, Roanoke Bridge, [Virginia], to Francis N. Watkins, Farmville, Virginia, 15 October 1852.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of a genealogy of the Watkins family and comments on members of the Watkins and Morton families.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      List signed by Al[exander] Hamilton, 23 July 1789.
      1 page.DS.

      List of land and houses at Port Tobacco, Piscataway and Benedict, in Prince Georges and Charles counties, Maryland, belonging to James Gordon and others, surviving partners of John Glassford & Co., on 31 December 1777, which was confiscated and sold as British property.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      H. Hamlin, Portland, [Maine], to Ellie [?], n.p., 5 September [18]57.
      1 page.ALS.

      Newsy note describing a visit with old friends and a trip to Paris, [France] made by Eliza.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      M. A. Hanna, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., to [?] Bowden, n.p., 24 March [18]98.
      1 page.ALS.

      Thank you for the oysters which were "very fine".

    • Box-folder 2:2
      John M. Harlan, Washington, D.C., to Rob[er]t M. Hughes, n.p., 23 June 1896.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Concerning invitation of the bar Association and his choice of topic for a speech.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Benj[amin] Harrison, Ch[arle]s City[County, Virginia], to "The Worshipful Court of York County.", 3 August 1769.
      1 page.ADS.

      Concerns land sold by him to Capt. William Evans, for which a receipt was delivered to Harrison's overseer, Edmund Borrom, and the bond for which was transferred to James Eason. Also concerns wheat bought by Evans and delivered to John Goodrich's vessel.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Card bearing Benj[amin] Harrison'ssignature, 8 January 1894.
      1 page.ACS.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      R.B. Hayes, Fremont, Ohio, to F.L. Taylor, Lynchburg, [Virginia], 24 January 1885.
      1 page.ALS.

      Apologizes for a misunderstanding dealing with an invitation to attend a meeting of the Trustees of the State Fund for the Education of Freedmen.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Answer of Patrick Henry Defendant to the Bill of Complaint exhibited against him and others by Thomas Lomax in Augusta County, [Virginia], Court. Signed by P[atrick] Henry, 22 June 1781.
      3 pages.ALS.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      A.P. Hill, H[ea]d Q[uartere]r[s]3 Comp., [n.p.], to Georgie [?], n.p., 19 March 1864.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Squelches rumor of review because of the difficulties of long marching; family news.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      James P. Holcombe, Richmond, [Virginia], to "My Dear Sir," n.p., 3 July 1862.

      Concerning a discussion with the Secretary of War about a military arrangement for the gratification of the people of the Southwest; arm and men of the Confederate government; and the President [Jefferson Davis].

    • Box-folder 2:2
      O. W. Holmes, n.p. to [?], 25 December 1863.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Regrets that he must cancel a lecturing engagement at Buffalo, New York because of illness.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Tho[ma]s Hood, Adelphi, [?], to J. Britton, n.p., no date.
      1 page.AL.

      Declines an invitation.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Jos[eph] Hopkinson, Philad[elphia, Pennsylvania]to Rev. William A. [sic] [Buell] Sprague, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 13 November 1828.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerning request for autographs of famous men, from letters of Hopkinson's father.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Ro[bert] R. Howison, Richmond, Virginia, to Col. W[illia]m E. Peters, Wytheville, Virginia, 8 August 1862.
      1 page.LS.

      At the suggestion of R.W. Hughes, writes to request a memorandum regarding the campaign of Gen. [John B.] Floyd in Western Virginia in 1861 for a history of the war he is preparing.

  • Box-folder 2:3
    Subseries C: Autograph Collection, J-M, 1755-1900.
    26 items.
    • Box-folder 2:3
      Th[omas] Jefferson, Monticello, [Virginia], to Albert Gallatin, Paris, [France], 16 March [18]17.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning a letter of introduction for William C. Preston.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Joseph Johnson, Charleston, [West Virginia], to H[enr]y B. Dawson, n.p., 13 August 1859.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Sends an [enclosed] account of "The Battle of Mobley's Meeting House" South Carolina in June 1780.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      R[ic]h[ard] M. Johnson, Senate Chamber, [Washington, D.C.], to W[illia]m H. Crawford, Sec. of the Treasury, [Washington, D.C.], 10 December 1823.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Recommends Samuel Myers of Richmond for a position in the Treasury Department.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Mary Johnston, Williamsburg, Virginia, to "My Dear Cousin," n.p., 25 April n.y.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Concerning the Nicholson-Burwell courtship as a possible topic of a novel or story.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      J[ohn] W[illia]m Jones, Richmond, Virginia, to his cousin, Ella [?], n.p., 10 February 1900.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of an autograph book for his use. Will be able to add to her collection.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Kalakua, Honolulu, [Hawaii], to William Nevens Armstrong, New York, [New York], 9 February 1878.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Concerns a means of conserving water in Hawaii by the use of pumps.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      James Kent, New York, [New York], to Rev[eren]d Doctor [William B.] Sprague, Albany, [New York], 5 April 1847.
      1 page.ALS.

      Acknowledges receipt of Sprague's address on George Washington.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      H. Knox, Thomastown, Lincoln County, [Maine], to Samuel G. Perkins, Boston, Suffolk County, [Massachusetts], 27 November 1805.
      1 page.ALS.

      Recognizance of debt.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Gen[era]l Henry Lee, Alex[andri]a, [Virginia], to "Dear Sir," n.p., 28 June [17]87.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning Congress and mention of their circular letter relative to the treaty with Britain.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Benjamin W[atkins] Leigh, Richmond, [Virginia], to Francis N. Watkins, n.p., 24 April 1840.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Gives genealogy information of the Watkins family.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Commission of Samuel C. Waite to Second Lieutenant of Light Infantry in the 108th Regiment Virginia Militia. Signed by John Letcher, Governor, 18 June 1861.
      1 page.DS.

      ADS on verso, 28 June 1861, certifying that Waite took requisite oaths in Greenbrier County, [Virginia] before Charles R. Hines, Justice of the Peace. 1 page. Also ADS on verso, 15 September 1861, by Sam[ue]l C. Waite, resigning his commission as Sr. 2nd Lieutenant in Company G of the 22nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      A. Lewis, Green Plains, [Virginia?], to [?], 20 April 1796.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerning Mr. Elijah McClanahan and his business contract, and Lewis' willingness to serve as an agent in Indian Affairs preferably with the Chickasaws and the Creeks.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Francis Lieber, Columbia, South Carolina, to [?], 11 January 1850.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Requests information about a revision of the Virginia's statutes, published in 1848. Desires to send a copy to a German jurist and statesman.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Certificate of John A. Little of Massachusetts, as Consul of the United States, Barcelona, [Spain], signed by President Abraham Lincoln, 21 June 1861.
      1 page.PDS.

      Also signed by Secretary of State, William H. Seward. See Medium Oversize File.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Henry W. Longfellow, Cambridge, [Massachusetts], to "Dear Madam," n.p., 10 November 1863.
      1 page.ALS.

      Is sending another photograph.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Henry W. Longfellow, Cambridge, [Massachusetts], to Mr. L. Reich, New York, New York, 13 March 1882.

      Acknowledges receipt of a case of wine. [This is not the last letter written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See Samuel Longfellow, ed., Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with extracts from his journals and correspondence, Boston, 1886, Vol. II, p.471]

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Geo[rge] B. McClellan, 1858.
      1 item.

      Signature.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      A legal document substituting executors under a will of James Patton, 26 November 1755.
      1 page.Cy of ADS.

      Signed by J[ohn] Madison[father of a Bishop James Madison].

    • Box-folder 2:3
      J. Marshall, for Anthony Warwick of Liverpool, Great Britain, in United States Middle Circuit District of Virginia, [ca. 1800].
      3 pages.ADS.

      Bill of complaint in suit against James Kennedy, Jr., and James Cavan, late merchants of Alexandria, Virginia, for debt.

      ANS on verso, n.d., giving findings of the jury for the plaintiff, [Warwick], signed by Bernard Markham. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      J. Y. Mason, Paris, [France], to Gov. Henry A. Wise, Richmond, Virginia, 28 January 1857.
      10 pages.ALS.

      Concerning Mason's position as minister to France for the U.S., Mr. Buchanan's election, and Mason's "abrupt, voluntary retirement" from the position; negotiations concerning maritime rights; and deep friendship with Wise.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Theobald Mathew, Cork, [Ireland], to [?] Fox, n.p., 25 April 1847.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Acknowledges contribution to assist the Irish during the Famine.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      S. K. Watkins, Chapel Hill, [North Carolina], to Bishop [William] Meade, n.p., 29 February 1860.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Concerns genealogy of the Watkins family.

      Including ALS from William Meade, Mellwood, Clark Co., Virginia, to [Francis Watkins?], n.p., 13 March [18]60, concerning the forwarding of the letter.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      B. B. Minor, Richmond, [Virginia], to Miss Ella M. Thomas, City [Richmond, Virginia], 25 January 1900.
      1 page.ACS.

      Concerning Thomas and Robert Sully, and the latter's studio in Richmond.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      D. L. Moody, no date.
      1 item.

      Pass to admit two to the First Pres[byterian]Church all the month of March. Signature.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      F. L. Moore, Camp Defiance, to L[eroy] P[ope] Walker, n.p., 3 October 1861.
      2 pages.

      Requests transfer from Co. C, 13th Regt., Georgia Volunteers. Approved by John L. Moore, Capt., Co. C. 13th Regt., Georgia Volunteers, and by Walton Ector, Col., 13th Regt., Georgia Volunteers.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Thomas Moore, n.p., to J. Taylor, "Sun" Office, Strand, [London, England], no date.
      1 page.ALS.

      Sends a newspaper notice to be published concerning a translation of Lucien Bonaparte's poem.

  • Box-folder 2:4
    Subseries D: Autograph Collection, P-T, 1753-1924.
    26 items.
    • Box-folder 2:4
      Alton B. Parker, Rosemount, Esopus, New York, to B. B. Minor, 7 November 1904.
      1 page.TLS.

      Acknowledges letter written by Minor.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      "Thos. F. Pendel. November 3 1864. December 17 1900." Signature, no date.
      1 item.PCS.

      Written on back of visiting card of Miss Elizabeth Whiting Conrad.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Frank[lin] Pierce, Lowell, [Massachusetts], to Dr. [?] Boutelle, Coast Survey, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 27 June 1848.
      1 page.ALS.

      Desires Dr. Boutelle's presence when the suit of Hadley vs. Dodges and Jones is tried.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Puizot, n.p. to the President of the College Louis the Great, n.p., 9 June n.y.
      1 page.ALS.

      Renewing the request that M. Peraud, Master of studies, bring Favie to Puizot's home during the vacation. In French. Includes translation.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Sam[uel] J. Randall, Berwyn, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, to Col. S. Bassett French, n.p., 4 September 1879.
      1 page.ALS.

      Speaks of a certain "matter" between them.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Geo[rge] W. Randolph, Richmond, [Virginia], to R. G. H. Theon, n.p., 17 April 1857.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerns proceedings in two suits: Boyd's Admr. vs. The City Savings Bank, and Boyd's Admr. vs. Dimmock & Co.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      J. R. of Roanoke, Washington, [D.C.], to "Dear Sir," n.p., 17 January 1822.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerns proceedings in Congress.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Certificate permitting John Skinner to practice as an attorney in James City County, Virginia, 13 October [1757].
      1 page.Ph of DS.

      Signed by Peyton Randolphe, J. Power, and G[eorge] Wythe.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Geo[rge] Read, New] Castle, [Delaware], to Gunning Bedford, n.p., 17 March 1780.
      1 page.ALS.

      Sends order to be entered in records of case of John Moore, Administrator of Lydia Moore, deceased, vs. John Ball, referring the matters in variance to arbitration by Charles Williams, John Reece, James Boggs, all of Mill-Creek Hundred [Delaware]. Read is attorney for the plaintiff who lives in Virginia.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Wyndham Robertson, "The Meadows," Abingdon, [Virginia], to [?] Chamberlayne, n.p., 30 September 1878.
      1 page.ALS.

      Asks name of a contributor on the subject of currency.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      W.S. Rosecrans, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to Forrester L. Taylor, Lynchburg, Virginia, 21 January 1885.
      1 page.ALS.

      Note regarding Losing's Pictorial History of the U.S.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Jo[h]n G. Saxe, Brooklyn, New York, to W.S. Perry, n.p., 27 May [18]74.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Thanks Perry for the letter and the program; suggests that following "scholarly etiquette," L. D. be added after his [Saxe's] name since he has received an honorary degree.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Elizabeth M. Sewell, n.p., to Miss [?] Rowland, n.p., 15 April n.y.
      2 page.ALS.

      Is away from home but hopes to see Miss Rowland on her return.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Roger Sherman and Israel Baldwin, Committee, lay out 5 1/2 acres in the Township of New Milford, [Connecticut] for Ann Gunn, Ruth Gunn, and Jane Gunn, daughters of Nathan Gunn, late of New Milford, deceased, being land wanting in a former division between Enos Camp and said Nathan Gunn, 16 March 1753.
      1 page.ADS.
    • Box-folder 2:4
      Mrs. L. Huntley Sigourney, no date.
      1 item.

      Signature. C.S.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Sillorin[?], au Conservatoire du Arts et Metiers, to [?], 15 January 1861.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Response concerning a possible weapon testing; received the letter through the U.S. embassy; news of friend's suicide attempt; offers to help in any way possible [with the new weapon].

    • Box-folder 2:4
      E. Kirby Smith, Louisville, [Kentucky], to [?], 7 October [18]66.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Expansion of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in Eastern Kentucky.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Instructions to the jury drawn by Governor William Smith in the trial of the suit of the United States vs. William Smith, 22 May 1879.
      1 page.AD.

      The suit concerned Virginia funds expended by Smith just previous to the fall of the Virginia government in 1865.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Robert Southey, Keswick, [England], to Edward Maxon, [London, England?], 18 July 1836.
      1 page.ALS.

      Letter to his publisher regarding literary matters.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      George Stoneman, Maj. Gen., U.S., Knoxville, Tennessee, 3 January 1866.
      1 page.Cy. of D.

      Certification that on 8 April 1865 Supplies were taken from A. Staples of Patrick C[ourt] H[ouse], Virginia, by the Federal forces.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Joseph Story, Washington, [D.C.], to The Rev. [William B.] Sprague, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 13 March 1829.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Sends autographs of the judges of the Supreme Court and a copy of his centennial discourse.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Alex[ander] H. H. Stuart, Staunton, Virginia, to Luther H. Read, Hampton, Virginia, 28 January 1841.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Testimonial letter regarding Joseph Segar who is seeking office of charge d'affairs to Texas.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Booth Tarkington, Indianapolis, [Indiana], to Miss Helena Marsh, c/o New York Evening Post, New York City, [New York], 10 January 1924.
      1 page.TLS.

      Concerns purchase of film rights to "The Two Vanrevels".

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Bayard Taylor, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to "Dear Sir," n.p., 3 October 1863.
      1 page.ALS.

      Gives his terms for delivering lectures.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Litt[let]on W. Tazewell, Washington, [D.C.], to William W. Sharp, Norfolk, Virginia, 7 February 1831.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Concerns the legal aspects of a case in which Sharp is involved.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Sam[ue]l L. Clemens, Hartford, [Connecticut], to Geo[rge] S. Merrill, n.p., 8 February 1877.
      2 pages.LS.

      Regrets being unable to attend the annual re-union of the Massachusetts Press Association.

  • Box-folder 2:5
    Subseries E: Autograph Collection, V-Z and Miscellaneous, 1792-1915.
    16 items.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      M. Van Buren, n.p., to the Rev. Mr. [William B.] Sprague, n.p., 17 August 1830.
      1 page.ALS.

      Will take charge of the parcel Sprague is sending Dr. Lawrie.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Pedro Del Villar, General Headquarters Military Health Corps Mesa Section, Mexico, to General Gab[rie]l Valencia, n.p., 4 January 1826 [sic][1836].
      3 pages.ALS.

      Concerned with the supply of medical personnel; marching information. In Spanish.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      John R. Voorhis, Board of Elections, New York, [New York], to Miss [?] Marsh, n.p., 31 May 1924.
      1 page.ALS.

      Concerns a letter from the New York Times he had misplaced.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Geo[rge] Walton, Augusta, [Georgia], to Isaac Watkins, Knoxville, Tennessee, 12 September 1800.
      2 pages.LS.

      Discusses and gives approval as a "Commissioner of the state" to Isaac Watkins and Colonel Whitley to construct a road, to be built through the "Cherokee country to the highest navigation of the Savannah River."

      Including a Acy of D of an extract from Judge [George] Walton, n.p., 28 April 1800, to the Grand Jury of Wilkes County, [Ga.], concerning his enquiries regarding the best routes for roads from the Tennessee River into Georgia. 2 pages.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      G. Washington, Mount Vernon, [Virginia], to James Madison, Jun[io]r, n.p., 20 May 1792.
      6 pages.ACy of ALS.

      Political discussion. [Reproduced from original in possession of J.C. McGuire, Washington, D.C.].

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Receipt from Capt. J. C. McDonald of Tazewell Troop, 3 September 1861.
      1 page.ADS.

      For 95 prisoners, and "five citizens who are suspicious persons", signed by Brig. Gen. Jo[h]n H. Winder.

    • Box-folder xx
      Owen Wister, Sherwood Inn, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, to Miss [?] Smith, n.p., 18 March 1911.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Will send The Virginianfor the Williamsburg Library. His Washingtonis the "apple of its author's eye."

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Outline of a speech on the current political situation delivered in Abingdon, Virginia, 1860.
      2 pages.AMS.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      Engraving of G. P. R. James (Baden: Whitechurch, 1846), bearing James' signature.
      1 item.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      [Visiting card?] of first Japanese Commission to the U.S.
      1 page.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      Cover page [?] for a receipt and inventory for a parcel of property of a group known as the "Capresada," being part of the "Upper Echelon" of the society, 14 March 1847.
      1 page.D.

      In Spanish.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Confederate money, one Confederate stamp, a poem on the ""Lost Cause,""and one piece of Continental currency.
      33 items.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      Ticket No. 26185 for the Louisiana State Lottery Co., drawing held in New Orleans, [Louisiana], 14 April 1891.
      1 page.PD.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      Souvenir menu of a dinner given by the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in honor of Mr. Justice John Marshall Harlan, (1833-1911). [Contains Ph and Cy of signature of John M. Harlan on cover]. 9 December 1902.
      2 pages.PM.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      Memorial proclamation made by the Governor of Virginia, William Hodges Mann, (1843-1927), authorizing a day of mourning, 1 July 1910, for John Warwick Daniel, (1842-1910), Confederate soldier, Senator, and statesman. [Contains Ph and Cy of Signature of John Warwick Daniel], 30 June 1910.
      3 pages.PM.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      The Collector, A magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors. New York, [New York], Vol. XXIX, No. 2; Whole No. 323, December 1915.
      12 pages.PM.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849- 1924.
  • Fitzhugh Lee,
  • Flora Cooke Stuart,
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett,
  • Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904.
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809- 1894.
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807- 1891.
  • Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston) Johnston,
  • Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905.
  • Marcus Alonzo Hanna ,
  • Mark Twain ,
  • Mattie Smith
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes,
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
  • Robert Morton Hughes,
  • Robert William and Eliza M. [Johnston] Hughes
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Sir Arthur Sullivan,
  • Stuart, Flora Cooke.
  • Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900.
  • Theodore Roosevelt,
  • Thomas Nelson Page,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
  • Woodrow Wilson.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • College of William and Mary,
  • Norfolk
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • University of Virginia
  • Williamsburg
  • in Abingdon, Virginia,