Papers of Reverend Silas Hocking (1850-1935), minister of the United Methodist Free Church and writer

Scope and Content

Over 700 manuscript texts of sermons and some other writings, 1871-1896.

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.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The collection was purchased by the Centre in 1976.