Robert M. Hughes Collection, 1892-1937, undated
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Brief Description: Correspondence, writings, poems, speeches, publications, and clippings written by or about Robert M. Hughes.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-547
Created by: Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940
Volume: 10.0 Folders
Acquired: 11/24/2014.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940 : Robert Morton Hughes was born on September 10, 1855 in Abingdon, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law. He married Martha L. Smith on February 19, 1879 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hughes practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia from 1877 to 1920. He was elected president of the Virginia Bar Association in 1895 and then of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association in 1907. Additionally, Hughes had an interest in Virginia history. Hughes was actively involved in civic life; one of his many accomplishments include helping to establish Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He died on January 15, 1940 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Admission to the bar--Virginia
African Americans--Suffrage--Virginia
Baccalaureate addresses
Campaign literature
Doran, Joseph I., 1844-1919
Law--Study and teaching
Muzzey, David Saville, 1870-1965. History of the American people
Practice of law--Virginia
United States--History
United States--Politics and government--1901-1909
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Publications (document genre)
Speeches (documents)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Unknown
Related Materials: Robert Morton Hughes Papers, 1715-1933, Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: Robert M. Hughes Collection, MSS 0000-547, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.