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Babington, Charles Cardale, 1808-1895 (botanist and archaeologist)

 Person

Biography

Charles Cardale Babington (1808-1895) was born on 23 November 1808 at Ludlow, Shropshire. He was educated at Charterhouse, before matriculating at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1826 (B.A., 1830; M.A., 1833), where he became a fellow. He was professor of botany at the university, 1861-1895. Babington carried out intensive research in natural history. He helped to found the Entomological Society in 1833, and the Cambridge Antiquarian Society in 1840. He died at Brookside, Cambridge, on 22 July 1895.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Cambridge Camden Society: List of Members and Resignations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5052
Scope and Contents

List of members with notes of the dates and reasons for their resignations, 1845, 92 folios. Additional lists of names occur at fos 76-80. Attached to fo. 1v is a letter from C.C. Babington to John Willis Clark, 22 March 1887.

Dates: 1845-1887
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

C.C. Babington: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8182
Scope and Contents

Correspondence mainly on Botany. Letters to C.C. Babington, unless otherwise stated; including a collection of letters to and from other botanists.

Dates: 1800 (19th century)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Charles Cardale Babington: Draft of ''The British Rubi''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9693
Scope and Contents

A draft of Babington's work 'The British rubi : an attempt to discriminate the species of Rubus known to inhabit the British Isles', noted as 'partially done, not quite finished'.

Dates: 1865-1869 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Charles Cardale Babington: Library Catalogue

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6178
Dates: 1894 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

J.W. Salter: Drawing for Babington's ''The British Rubi''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9694
Scope and Contents

Drawings by J. W. Salter, intended for C. C. Babington's work 'The British Rubi', but not ready by the time the volume was published (see Publication Notes). Pencil drawings pasted into the volume the majority partially (about half) coloured, often with Latin name, and date and location. Includes some printed version of some of the drawings. Also includes account of payments due from Babington to Salter for the work.

Dates: 1865-1867 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Translation of W.O. Focke, ''Synopsis ruborum Germainiae''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9679
Scope and Contents

Translation of Focke's work, which was originally published by the Bremen Society of Natural History in 1877. Pasted into the back of the volume is a letter from Charles Bailey to Prof. C. C. Babington, discussing how he had the work translated, and copies of that translation made. This notes that he requested a 'literal translation', without any 'attempt to polish up the sentences so that they may read better'.

Dates: 1888 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Borrer: Letters to C.C. Babington

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8185
Dates: 1836-1860 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

W.W. Newbould: notes on ''Manual of English botany''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9677
Scope and Contents

Written by Rev. W. W. Newbould about the work of his colleague, Charles Cardale Babington, 'Manual of British Botany'

Dates: 1862-1881
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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