Charles Cardale Babington: Library Catalogue

Scope and Content

Catalogue of the library of Charles Babington.

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

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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