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Virginia Bar Examination Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 V81ba

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Robert M. Hughes relating to Virginia Bar examinations. Includes examination questions. Also includes examinations, 1900-1906, in admiralty law given by Hughes at Columbian University (now George Washington University). Robert Morton Hughes (1855-1940) was chairman of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners from 1910-1923.


  • Creation: 1900-1923


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Biographical Information:

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:


2 Linear Feet (4 Boxes ) : 1,306 items

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Related Materials:

For further information about Robert M. Hughes, see the Robert Morton Hughes Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information

Box and Folder List compiled by Kelsey Kavanagh, SCRC student, in October 2011.

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