The Resource Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 66 | Two books were transferred to the library: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard A. Wheeler, and JOHN HOWLAND: A MAYFLOWER PILGRAM, edited by William Howland

Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 66 | Two books were transferred to the library: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard A. Wheeler, and JOHN HOWLAND: A MAYFLOWER PILGRAM, edited by William Howland

Label
1776-1928
Inclusive dates
1776-1928
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1776-1928, of the Hughes family of South Carolina and Pennsylvania including certificates, clippings, correspondence, diplomas, pamphlets, literary manuscripts, and photographs. The majority of the papers relate to Simon P. Hughes and his wife, Elizabeth Hancock Hughes, when they resided in Pennsylvania. The collection contains genealogical research notes on the Denison, Hancock, and Howland families, by Elizabeth Hughes, and an application for membership to the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection also contains a memorial of Simon Hughes, and Elizabeth Hughes' diaries of her honeymoon travels in Europe, May-August 1886. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to Simon Hughes regarding family, health and religious matters. Of note are two letters, dated 1878, from Henry W. Longfellow, Cambridge, Massachusettes, to Simon Hughes
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Biographical or historical data
  • The Hughes family were residents of South Carolina. Simon P. Hughes (1844-1904) graduated from Newberry College (S.C.) in 1873 and attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (S.C.), 1873-1876. In 1876 he was ordained a minister and became pastor of Lutheran Chapel, Newberry, South Carolina, in 1879. Hughes moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1881 to serve as pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Congregation. In 1891 Hughes resigned his Williamsport pastorate and moved to Red Hook, New York. The Hughes family returned to Williamsport, a few years later, where Hughes served as pastor of St. Luke's Congregation.
  • Hughes married Elizabeth Hancock (b. 1853) of Kingston, Pennsylvania, in 1886, and they had two children: Elizabeth Denison Hughes (1888-1918), married to Colonel Hope, and Emily Hancock Hughes (b. 1893), married to Donald Taylor Hunter of Hampton, Virginia. Elizabeth Hancock Hughes was descended from the Denison family of Conneticut and John Howland (d. ca. 1670), a pilgram on the Mayflower. After Simon's death, Elizabeth Hughes relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 66 | Two books were transferred to the library: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard A. Wheeler, and JOHN HOWLAND: A MAYFLOWER PILGRAM, edited by William Howland
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00345.xml
Note
  • Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 66
  • Two books were transferred to the library: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard A. Wheeler, and JOHN HOWLAND: A MAYFLOWER PILGRAM, edited by William Howland
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
1.25
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Department of Treasury
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000498702
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (plus 1 oversized folde)

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