The Frederic Babcock collection includes manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence.
Manuscripts in the collection consist of Babcock's novel Hang Up the Fiddle (Doubleday, 1954), as well as several short stories and articles (1937-1965), published in the Chicago Tribune, All Florida Magazine, and other publications.
Printed material in the collection includes several items regarding Charles Dickens (1945-1946), including four short published pieces by Babcock, along with printed reader's responses, and miscellaneous articles regarding Dickens.
Also included in the collection are copies of short pieces published in All Florida Magazine (1965-1967), as well as a printed brochure written by Babcock for the Senatorial campaign of Edward J. Gurney (1968).
Correspondence in the collection consists of personal and professional letters (1944-1946), some undated. Notable correspondents include Miriam Allen de Ford, Edward Wagenknecht, and Wiley T. Dickens (nephew of Charles Dickens; son of Charles Dickens's brother Augustus).