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Floyd Hughes Papers

Identifier: UA 5.147

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Scope and Contents

The collections contains the following: Correspondence, 1877, 1881 (Letter written by Floyd Hughes to his father discussing his examinations and the snow in town, 1877 Mar. 2; Letter written by Benjamin Ewell to Robert W. Hughes [Floyd's father?] regarding Floyd leaving the College, 1877 Apr. 21; Letter written by Benjamin Ewell to Robert W. Hughes regarding his Doctor of Laws degree, 1881 May 9; Letter written by Benjamin Ewell to Robert W. Hughes regarding a tribute from the faculty), 1881 May 17 Report of Scholarship and Attendance for Floyd Hughes, 1877 Feb. 1 Resolution from the Faculty at the College of William and Mary conferring the degree of Doctor of Laws on the Honorable Robert W. Hughes, U. S. Judge of the Eastern District of Virginia. Signed by W. G. Jones, Secretary and Benjamin S. Ewell, President. Affixed to the resolution is the Temple Seal, which includes the phoenix but not the Latin wording. Memorial Resolution from Alumni, 1908 Memorial Resolution from Gamma Chapter House, Pi Kappa Alpha, College of William and Mary, 1908 Memorial Resolution from Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's Supreme Council, 1908 Jan. 15 Memorial Resolution from the Junior Class at the College of William and Mary, 1908 Jan. 24 (signed Wilfred E. Roach, Robert M. Perkins, J. Lesslie Hall, Jr. - Committee of the Class of '09) Of note is the Temple Seal affixed to the front page in orange. "The College of William and Mary in Virginia" is in Latin and placed in a circle around the Temple. Title page for An Elementary Treatise on Analytical Geometry, 1869 (stamped "The Library William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; blank leaf likely from same book with "Floyd Hughes, William & Mary College" handwritten in ink).


  • Creation: 1869, 1877, 1881, 1908


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History:

Floyd Hughes graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1877.


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2010.364 was accessioned as part of the backlog in February 2011. Possibly purchased from or given by Ms. Patricia H. Jardine, daughter of Floyd Hughes, in 2002.

Related Materials:

Robert William Hughes Papers (Mss. 39.2 H87).

Separated Materials:

A publication owned by Floyd Hughes was separated from the Faculty-Alumni File Collection and was added to this collection on 2/14/2011.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2010.364 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in February 2011.

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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository