Reverend Silas Hocking Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Over 700 MS. texts of sermons and some other writings, 1871-96.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. Silas Kitto Hocking (1850-1935) spent twenty-six years in the ministry of the United Methodist Free Church, before devoting himself full-time to writing novels, journalism, lecturing and political activity. Recurrent themes within his work, particularly his sermons, include temperance and other social questions, business morality and the well-being of children.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.131.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for Rev. Silas Hocking (GB 152 AAR0946).

Custodial History

The collection was purchased by the Centre in 1976.