Guide to the William Ernest Hocking Papers, May 28, 1963 and Nov. 18, 1964
Collection number: MS 130
About William Ernest Hocking, 1873-1966
American philosopher, author of 22 books, resident of Madison, New Hampshire.
About the William Ernest Hocking Papers
Two letters written by Ernest Hocking, on May 28, 1963 and Nov. 18, 1964 accompanied by an inscribed photo. In the first letter, written to Marshall Bean, Hocking expresses some of his basic philosophical beliefs, particularly noting the influence of Herbert Spencer’s First Principles and describing his interpretation of Christ’s crucifixion. In the second letter, Hocking promises to send an inscribed book to Mr. Johann, but notes that his age (91) limits and challenges what he is capable of doing.
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[Identification of item], William Ernest Hocking Papers, May 28, 1963 and Nov. 18, 1964, MS 130, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Paul Richards, Apr. 10, 1978