Reference number
  • HOC
  • 1871-1896
  • Collection
  • Over 700 manuscript texts of sermons and some other writings, 1871-1896.
  • 5 boxes
Admin 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 status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Three manuscripts by Silas K. Hocking - 'His Father: a story for children of all ages', 'Reedyford' and 'Tregeagle‚Äôs head' - are included in the Dunn Collection, Blackburn Central Library (access by appointment only).