Papers of Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny

Scope and Content

Daubeny's papers consist mainly of his lectures and botanical notes. The papers include:

  • Daubeny's diary, 1834-67
  • autograph book, probably of visitors to the Botanic Garden, c. 1842-57
  • Several lectures delivered by Daubeny, including a series of 54 lectures on rural economy, 15 on botany, 8 on 'Roman Husbandry', 7 'On the theory of Horticulture', and 4 on climate, 19th century
  • Daubeny's notebook of botanical excursions, 1839-65
  • incomplete copy of Daubeny's Oxford Botanic Garden, 1864, prepared by him in 1867 for a new edition
  • a biography of John Sibthorp prepared by Daubeny, 1851
  • various notes, 19th century. Subjects include ancient husbandry, agricultural and botanical books, soil analysis, and agricultural schools and colleges on the continent
  • miscellaneous papers of William Baxter, mainly 19th century, including a 17th-century plan of the Botanical Garden
  • lists and catalogues of plants by Daubeny and Baxter, and a list of plants in the Sibthorpian Herbarium by R.C. Alexander, 19th century
  • material relating to Henry Borron Fielding, and the Fielding Herbarium, 19th century, including five volumes of drawings of plants in the herbarium, 1849.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1795-1867) became Sherardian Professor of Botany in 1834. He was also appointed Sibthorpian Professor of Rural Economy in 1840. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.