Letter to Edward A. Hancock
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a letter written to Edward A. Hancock from Herbert Faulkner West at Dartmouth College on August 21, 1964. The letter was a reply to ongoing correspondence and discusses a range of topics, including recent events, Hancock's teaching activities, and a loan.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical Note - Edward A. Hancock
Edward Alexander Hancock (1911-1988) was a professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1946-1978. He graduated with an A. B. from Davidson College in 1933 and an M. A. from the University of Virginia in 1948. Hancock was born in West Virginia to Charles B. Hancock and Ora Lee Hunters and is buried alongside his family in Maple Park Cemetery, Bluefield, West Virginia.
"Edward Alexander Hancock" entry, Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014. Ancestry.com. Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9278&h=4691011, accessed Dec. 12, 2022.
"Edward Alexander Hancock" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19804093/edward-alexander-hancock, accessed Dec. 12, 2022.
Biographical Note - Herbert F. West
Herbert Faulkner West (1898-1974) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1922 and 1924 and taught there until his retirement in 1964. He established Westholm Publications in 1955.
Source: "West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974", Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, https://archives-manuscripts.dartmouth.edu/agents/people/1717, accessed Dec. 13, 2022.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of a letter written to Hancock from Herbert Faulkner West at Dartmouth College on August 21, 1964.
Source of Acquisition
The Letter to Edward A. Hancock was donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Letter to Edward A. Hancock by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Letter to Edward A. Hancock was completed in October 2013.
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