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Darwin Correspondence Project

From M. T. Masters   September 1865

41 Wellington Street | Strand. W.C. September 1865 Private My dear Sir/

You may have heard through our excellent friend Dr. Hooker1 that I am about to assume the Editorship of the Gardeners’ Chronicle with a staff of practical men as colleagues.2

I hope we may continue to be favored from time to time with notices enquiries and what not from your pen and I shall be greatly obliged for any hints or suggestions for the improvement of the paper and the extension of its utility that you may have to make.3 Dr. Hooker has promised me his support and I am very anxious to secure an influential class of contributors and correspondents—

Pray excuse me for troubling you and believe me | faithfully yrs | Maxwell. T. Masters


Joseph Dalton Hooker.
In an earlier letter to CD, Masters had mentioned that he would assume the position of editor of the Gardeners’ Chronicle in a few months’ time (see letter from M. T. Masters, 12 July 1865 and n. 6).
CD often sent letters to the Gardeners’ Chronicle (see letter from M. T. Masters, 12 July 1865 and n. 7).


He will soon take over editorship of Gardeners’ Chronicle and hopes for CD’s continued support.

Letter details

Letter no.
Maxwell Tylden Masters
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Strand
Source of text
DAR 171: 73
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4886,” accessed on 20 February 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13