Charles Gardner Mills manuscripts for publication
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Charles Gardner Mills manuscripts for publication

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mills, Charles, 1914-1975.
Title: Charles Gardner Mills manuscripts for publication
Dates: 1943-1952
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 0561

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Gardner Mills (1914-1975) was born in Griffin, Georgia. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia and the University of Florence, Italy. In the 1950s he lived in Savannah for five years, taught English at Benedictine School and was president of both the Poetry Society of Georgia and the Friends of the Library. While he was living in Savannah, Mills' novel, The Alexandrians, a "best seller," was published.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscripts and galley proofs for two of Charles Gardner Mills' novels, The Choice (N.Y.: Macmillan, 1943) and The Alexandrians (N.Y., Putnam, 1952).

Index Terms

Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Mills, Charles, 1914-1975.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Gardner Mills manuscripts for publication, MS 561, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Gardner Mills, 1952.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11 The Choice
Uncorrected galley proof.
2 The Alexandrians
First manuscript draft, typed, notes of corrections. p. 1-5-3.



22 The Alexandrians
First manuscript draft, typed, notes of corrections. p. 504-1339.