A collection of autograph letters to/from members of the Beauchamp and Hughes families including Louise Augusta Beauchamp, her husband David M. Hughes, their daughter Lolita Beauchamp Hughes. Notable correspondents include Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Thomas Henry Husley, Robert Mullan, John Pagrave Simpson, Anthony Trollope, and Sir Mordant Wells, among others.
Other materials include: 1.Photographs; 2. Printed sheet music composed by Lolita Beauchamp Hughes; 3. Newspaper clippings re incarceration of Louise Beauchamp Hughes in a mental asylum; 4. Estate and will documents of Louise Beauchamp Hughes; 5. Photocopy notes re the Hughes Room at Georgetown College which was established to display Hughes Family gifts of lace and other artifacts.
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