Scope and Contents
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.
Addition to Box 1, Folder 4
"Genesis of the F.F.V.," a typed draft of a letter to the editor by Robert M. Hughes (with footnotes), "Horse-Power in History" by Robert M. Hughes, a typed draft, a February 4, 1935 letter from Mae White (Mrs. William) Freeman to Robert M. Hughes thanking him for their visit to his library and a tax receipt for Charles C. Johnston of Abington, Virginia.
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Robert Morton Hughes was an alumnus of the College of William and Mary (1870-1873) and also 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 (1893-1918) of the College of William and Mary. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: