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Chester & Roberts Arthur Hughes Collection
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Chester & Roberts Arthur Hughes Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1709
  • Collection
  • 1853 - [ca. 2000]

Collection consists of historical material regarding the Pre-Raphaelite artist and illustrator Arthur Hughes collected by Leonard Roberts and Maj. Greville Chester. The collection includes a large body of correspondence from Arthur Hughes to Susan Lushington, a variety of letters to other correspondents, 9 photographs of Hughes and his wife and daughters, examples of Hughes' illustrations and research materials such as family notes and reminiscences and copied articles.

Hughes, Arthur


Series consists of 10 letters written by Hughes to various correspondents, including Frederic Stephens, William Holman Hunt, Henry Mogford, and Ellis Wells. Series also includes a DVD of transcriptions of all known extant Arthur Hughes letters in both private and public collections made by Leonard Roberts.

Family history material

Includes a Hughes family tree, a reminiscence of Jack and Agnes Hale-White (Agnes was the second daughter of Arthur Hughes) written by Hughes' granddaughter Cecily Hale-White, and notes on family history taken from conversations and letters with Cecily.

Illustration examples

Series consists of a scrapbook of illustrations by Hughes clipped from various publications, and a Christmas poem ("The Shepherd's Gifts") illustrated by Hughes; as well as a print on linen illustrated by Hughes ("Cotton Famine Relief Committee").

Mrs. Hughes

Formal portrait of Tryphena Hughes (nee Foord) with two of their daughters (Amy and Agnes). Photographers stamp on back: W. Jeffrey of Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London.

Jeffrey, W.

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