Babington, Charles Cardale, 1808-1895 (botanist and archaeologist)
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 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Written by Rev. W. W. Newbould about the work of his colleague, Charles Cardale Babington, 'Manual of British Botany'
- Subject: Botany X