William Henry Babcock

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William Henry Babcock (1849–1922) was an American author and poet.

Babcock graduated from the Columbian University Law School, worked as a journalist, and practised law in Washington D.C.. Aside from several collections of poetry, he wrote historical novels and works.


  • The Two Lost Centuries of Britain (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1890)
  • Cypress Beach (Washington: W.H. Babcock, 1890)
  • Cian of the Chariots (Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1898)
  • The Tower of Wye: A Romance (Philadelphia: H. T. Coates & Co., 1901)
  • Kent Fort Manor: A Novel (Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1903)
  • Early Norse Visits to North America
  • Legendary Islands of the Atlantic: A Study in Medieval Geography, New York: American Geographical Society, 1922
  • Lord Stirling's Stand, and Other Poems (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1880)
  • Lays from Over the Sea (London: W. Stewart & Co., 1882)
  • Legends of the New World (Boston: R. G. Badger, 1919)