Hobbes: Oakeshott to Watkins

Here is a letter from Oakeshott to Watkins that for some reason belatedly (2001) surfaced in Political Theory: both Oakeshott and Watkins, of course, highly distinguished Hobbes interpreters. An aside. Though I never met Watkins, I happen to meet his widow Micky who was one of the “three widows” who were so gracious in their support of my setting up the Oakeshott Association – the other widows, those of Maurice Cranston and Ernest Gellner.