Catalogue of the library of Charles Babington.
Charles Cardale Babington: Library Catalogue
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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.
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Presented by P.L. Babington, 1919.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Babington in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. I (Cambridge University Press, 1940), p. 106.
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