Papers of Richard Hughes, 1856-1951, veterinary graduate, Glasgow Veterinary College, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notes, 1876-1880;
  • Certificates, 1880-1893;
  • Publications, 1884-1922;
  • Photograph, early 20th century;
  • Obituary, 1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Hughes was born on  March 30th 1856  at Plasclocaenog Farm which was near Ruthin, Wales. Mr Hughes was educated at the British school in Corwen and later Salop School in Oswestry. It was traditional for medical and veterinary students to serve apprenticeships before going to college, therefore Mr Hughes spent his apprenticeship with Mr James Stonrar of Chester. In the October of 1876, he went to the Glasgow Veterinary College where he studied for three years. Mr Hughes passed all his professional examinations with honours and was made a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in April 1880. When he qualified, one of the examiners, Mr Cartiledge of Sheffield invited Mr Hughes to be his assistant. He remained with Mr Cartiledge for two years. He also served in a similar capacity at Great Yarmouth. In March 1882 Richard Hughes set up a veterinary practice and surgery at 26 Willow Place in Oswestry. This practice expanded steadily and in additon Mr Hughes was in charge of Oswestry Corporation Cattle Market as veterinary officer from 1884. Mr Hughes retired in 1926.

In September 1950 he was made the first life member of the National Veterinary Medical Association for his long and valuable service. For many years he was a member of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 1921 Mr Hughes was made a director of Oswestry Gas Light and Coke company, and was chairman for several years. Throughout his life he was associated with the Oswald Road Presbyterian Church. In 1942 he lost his only son Mr Tudor Hughes. He was survived by his sister Miss C Hughes, and his two daughters Mrs Edwards and Miss Kate Hughes.


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Gift : Nesta Blaine, Mrs L Mary Croft, : Sept 2012 : ACCN 3709

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Boxlisted by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessioning) 19/09/2012. Fonds level description compiled by Louise McGeachy, Work experience pupil. 28 September 2012. Lower level description compiled by Louise McGeachy, work experience pupil, 24th September 2012. Edited by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 8 Jan 2013.