Notes Concerning the Author
Chapman James Milling (1901-1981) was a South Carolina physician, specializing in psychiatry, and a writer who produced several notable works, including Red Carolinians. The University of South Carolina is the depository of the Chapman James Milling papers. An overview of the papers gives a concise review of the man and his work.
The primary focus of this collection is Milling’s literary career, reflected through various drafts and versions, published and unpublished of Milling’s poems, short stories, reviews, and essays, as well as of the books he wrote, edited, or contributed to–Singing Arrows (1938), Red Carolinians (1940), Exile Without an End (1943), Beneath So Kind a Sky (1947), Colonial South Carolina: Two Contemporary Descriptions by Governor James Glen and Doctor George Milligen-Johnson (1951), and Buckshot and Hounds (1967)–and an unpublished novel–The Darkening Land or Wampum and Tartan–based upon the Cherokee Removal of 1838. Voluminous correspondence with editors, publishers, and fellow writers are evidence of Milling’s long and productive life. Related papers reflect his concern both for the preservation and the creative use of folklore and his role in the founding of the Southeastern Folklore Society in 1935 and as advising editor of the Southern Folklore Quarterly.