Havilah Babcock

Havilah_BabcockHavilah Babcock (1898-1964) was an English professor, passionate outdoorsman and popular outdoor writer.  Originally from Virginia, Babcock experienced South Carolina during a leave of absence early in his teaching career.  He found the area’s hunting and fishing to be so great, he decided to move there and spent a career teaching and directing in the University of South Carolina’s English department.

During his teaching career, Babcock continued to write outdoor pieces for several local papers as well as major sporting magazines.  He also served on numerous conservation organizations.  Over the years, and particularly in retirement, Babcock wrote a great deal on hunting and fishing.  His work remains popular among outdoors readers today.


Havilah Babcock books:

Havilah Babcock: Virginian Carolinian (book by Claude Henry Neuffer)


University of South Carolina writeup on Babcock

Remembering Havilah Babcock


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