Papers of John David Ivor Hughes

Scope and Content

This collection mainly comprises notebooks which he kept as a student at Aberystwyth and Oxford from lectures given by Professors W.J. Brown, Henry Goudy, and Paul Vinogradoff, chiefly on Roman law.

Administrative / Biographical History

John David Ivor Hughes was born in Nottingham in 1885. He attended Nottingham High School and in 1904 went to Aberystwyth to attend lectures in law with a view to qualifying as a barrister. He soon moved to London and was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1910. In 1911 he went up to Balliol and took a first in law in 1914. He then read for a B.C.L., which he took in 1915, and was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship. During the First World War he served with a Friends' Ambulance Unit and in 1919 was appointed professor of law at Leeds, where he remained until his retirement in 1951. He died in 1969.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Transferred from printed books (University of Leeds collection), August 1978


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents described in Handlist 39