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Beauchamp-Hughes Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-770930

Scope and Contents

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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  • 1855-1903

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

David M. Hughes (1820-1886) married Louisa Augusta Beauchamp (1818-1907). Lolita Beauchamp Hughes (1862-1894) was their daughter. David M. Hughes died in Nice, France in 1886.



0.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Document Cases)

Language of Materials



Gift of Louise A. Beauchamp Hughes, circa 1899.

Related Materials

Further information relating to art and the Hughes Room may be available by contacting the Georgetown University Art Collection and University Archives.

Beauchamp-Hughes Family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057