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Robert M. Hughes Collection

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Filing Cabinet Manuscripts



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Robert M. Hughes Collection, 1892-1937, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert M. Hughes Collection, 1892-1937, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-547

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

Extent: 10.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Admission to the bar--Virginia, African Americans--Suffrage--Virginia, Baccalaureate addresses, Campaign literature, Doran, Joseph I., 1844-1919, Law--Study and teaching, Lawyers--Virginia, Muzzey, David Saville, 1870-1965. History of the American people, Practice of law--Virginia, United States--History, United States--Politics and government--1901-1909

Forms of Material: Articles, Booklets, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Essays, Poems, Publications (document genre), Speeches (documents)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, writings, poems, speeches, publications, and clippings written by or about Robert M. Hughes.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Admission to the bar--Virginia
African Americans--Suffrage--Virginia
Baccalaureate addresses
Campaign literature
Doran, Joseph I., 1844-1919
Law--Study and teaching
Lawyers--Virginia
Muzzey, David Saville, 1870-1965. History of the American people
Practice of law--Virginia
United States--History
United States--Politics and government--1901-1909

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: 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 http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=wm/viw00087.xml.

Preferred Citation: Robert M. Hughes Collection, MSS 0000-547, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed January 21, 2016.


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Box 4: Filing Cabinet ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters from Robert M. Hughes, 1923, 1934, 1937Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, Robert M. Hughes to Mary Denson Pretlow, 1923 April 7Add to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence, Robert M. Hughes to Mrs. William Freeman, 1934 September 8Add to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence, Robert M. Hughes to E. G. Dodson, 1937 December 10Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Writings of Robert M. Hughes (Folder 1 of 3), 1928Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Cumberland's Grave", 1928 March 1Add to your cart.
Written for Commander G. E. Baker, Commander United States Navy, to determine the exact location of the sinking of the USS Cumberland by the CSS Virginia on March 8, 1862.
Item 2: "Responsibility for Negro Suffrage in Virginia", 1928Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations.
Item 3: "Reply to Mr. Deal by Robert M. Hughes", 1928Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations. Written as a response to a statement in the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, responding to Mr. Hughes's article "Responsibility for Negro Suffrage in Virginia."
Folder 3: Writings of Robert M. Hughes (Folder 2 of 3), 1933Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Adoption of Muzzey's 'History of the American People' As a Text Book for Virginia High Schools", 1933 September 23Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations. Forty-eight page typescript critiques selection of textbooks submitted for approval in high school classrooms through the State Board of Education of Virginia.
Folder 4: Writings of Robert M. Hughes (Folder 3 of 3), 1934, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Lee and Secession, Pickett-Buchanan Chapter, U. D. C.", 1934 January 19Add to your cart.
Series of short excerpts from books, also including "Jackson's Attitude as to Secession," "Virginia Ratification," "New York Ratification," "Rhode Island Ratification," "Rawle on the Constitution," "'War Between the States' vs. 'Civil War,'" "General Lee's Views on Comparative State and National Allegiance," and "Treason Explained."
Item 2: "The Courts and the Constitution", undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations. Essay discusses criticism of the United States Supreme Court to hold acts of Congress unconstitutional.
Item 3: "Authorities", undatedAdd to your cart.
List of authors and books cited in an unidentified work.
Folder 5: Speeches of Robert M. Hughes, 1925, 1933Add to your cart.
Item 1: Speech, "The Virginia Flag: Address to American Legion, May 14, 1925", 1925 May 14Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations.
Item 2: Speech, "S-I-X-T-Y Y-E-A-R-S A-G-O!, Baccalaureate Address of Robert M. Hughes at the College of William and Mary, Final Day", 1933 June 12Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten annotations.
Folder 6: Poems by Robert M. Hughes, 1927, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poem, "To Myself. Natural Bridge", 1927 September 10Add to your cart.
Item 2: Poem, "R. M. H. - M. L. S., 1879 - February 19-1929", 1929 February 19Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Publications Written by Robert M. Hughes (Folder 1 of 3), 1892-1926Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, "'The Ideal Student,' Address of Robert M. Hughes, M. A., of Virginia, Before the Society of the Alumni of the College of William and Mary on the Occasion of the One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Commencement Exercises of that Institution", 1892 June 30Add to your cart.
Published in Richmond, Virginia: Daily Record Printing Company, 1892
Item 2: Booklet, "Speech of Robert M. Hughes, Republican Nominee for Congress, Academy of Music, Norfolk, Virginia", 1902 October 23Add to your cart.
Union Label, Typographical Norfolk, No. 32.
Item 3: Booklet, "The Historical Evolution of the Board of Law Examiners and its Influence on Legal Education", 1914Add to your cart.
Item 4: Booklet, "Joseph I. Dorian, A Tribute", 1919 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Reprinted from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, October 1919.
Item 5: Booklet, "The Fighting Editor, Address of Robert M. Hughes before the Virginia Press Association, Farmville, Virginia, January 15, 1926", 1926 January 15Add to your cart.
Reprinted from William and Mary College Quarterly.
Item 6: Article, "Religious Toleration in Virginia", 1926 June 12Add to your cart.
Southern Churchman.
Folder 8: Publications Written by Robert M. Hughes (Folder 2 of 3), 1928Add to your cart.
Item 1: Article, "Thomas Jefferson and the College of William and Mary", 1928 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
The Phi Beta Kappa Key, Volume VI, Number 10, January 1928. Pages 635-644.
Item 2: Article, "Can A State Prescribe a Breathing Spell Before Its Legislature Acts Upon a Proposed Amendment to the Federal Constitution?", 1928 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Virginia Law Review, Volume XIV, Number 3, January 1928. Pages 191-199.
Folder 9: Publications Written by Robert M. Hughes (Folder 3 of 3), 1930-1935Add to your cart.
Item 1: Article, "Sacrificing Truth", 1930 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Confederate Veteran, pages 417-419.
Item 2: Booklet, "A Deserter's Tale", 1931 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 39, January 1931, page 21.
Item 3: Booklet, "'Sixty Years Ago,' Baccalaureate Address at the College of William and Mary Final Day, June 12, 1933", 1933 JulyAdd to your cart.
Reprinted from William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, July 1933.
Item 4: Booklet, "Civil War or War Between the States", 1935 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Reprinted from William and Mary College Historical Quarterly, January 1935.
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1935, undatedAdd to your cart.

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