DAUBENY, Charles. 18102



Autograph Letter Signed, to J.B.Yates in Liverpool, about supplying plants for “our public Botanical Garden” in Oxford which has been laid out on a new plan, wishing to send his list of requirements to the manager of the Liverpool Garden, asking Yates to forward the list, which has also been sent to J.Hooker at Glasgow and Dr. Graham at Edinburgh. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, with address panel. Botanic Garden, Oxford, 25 April 1827. Charles G.B.Daubeny (1795-1867), chemist, who applied his knowledge to geological and botanical studies. At Oxford, Daubeny became a professor of chemistry, botany and rural economy. He investigated the chemical nature of mineral and thermal waters and the conservability of seeds. One of his more important papers was ‘On the Action of Light upon Plants, and of Plants upon the Atmosphere’ [1836]. Soon after the publication of Darwin’s Origin of the Species, Daubeny gave it strong support in a paper ‘On the Sexuality of Plants’ read before the British Association in 1860. He was the author of a Journal of a Tour through the United States and in Canada, made during the Years, 1837-38.