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To M. T. Masters   [July 1875]

Summary

Has told publisher to send a copy of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  [July 1875]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 December 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10038F

To M. T. Masters   10 July [1875]

Summary

Thanks MTM for his excellent review [of Insectivorous plants]

and for his trouble about the gooseberry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  10 July [1875]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Special Collections, Dibner Library MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10057

From M. T. Masters   24 January 1876

Summary

He is surveying the literature on the struggle for existence among pasture plants. Asks CD for the "many cases on record" of changed relations among plants under slightly changed conditions alluded to in the Origin. [See M. T. Masters, J. B. Lawes and J. M. Gilbert "Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent meadow, conducted for more than twenty years in succession on the same land (pt 2, The botanical results)", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 173 (1883): 1181–413.]

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10366

From M. T. Masters   26 January 1876

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Summary

In response to CD’s query, answers that he has frequently heard discussions at the Horticultural Society of a saccharine secretion from leaves of the lime and has no doubt it really does occur. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 402.]

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 76: B185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10367

To M. T. Masters   10 October [1876]

Summary

Discusses views of [Alexander James] Maule on potatoes.

Discusses graft-hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  10 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10637

From M. T. Masters   [13 December 1877]

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Summary

Sends the name of a plant: Cotyledon stolonifera.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Dec 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 68: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11279

To M. T. Masters   [6–12 December 1877]

Summary

Reports on the flowering and growth of a branch of Echeveria stolonifera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  [6–12 Dec 1877]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 29 December 1877, p. 805
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11294

From M. T. Masters   25 November 1880

Summary

Praise for Movement in plants.

He thinks G. A. Chatin, whom CD quotes [p. 389], is mistaken about movement of conifer leaves. Cites his own paper ["Relations between morphology and physiology in the leaves of certain conifers", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 17 (1880): 517–52].

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12858

To M. T. Masters   [after 25 November 1880]

Summary

Thanks for note. CD had had misgivings about Chatin but had assumed he was trustworthy [see Movement in plants, p. 389].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  [after 25 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Special Collections, Dibner Library MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12859

To Maxwell Tylden Masters   7 April [1860]

Summary

Much interested in MTM’s lecture at Royal Institution ["On the relation between the abnormal and normal formations in plants", Notes Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1860): 223–7].

Asks for information about crossing of varieties of peas. Describes his own experimental results: "the offspring out of the same pod, instead of being intermediate, was very nearly like the two pure parents; yet in one, there was a trace of the cross & the next generation showed still more plainly their mongrel origins".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  7 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2749

To M. T. Masters   13 April [1860]

Summary

Discusses crosses in sweetpeas and the difference between monstrosities and slight variations. Discusses peloric flowers.

Thanks for correction about furze.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  13 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2759

To Maxwell Tylden Masters   26 February [1862]

Summary

Obliged for MTM’s ["Vegetable morphology", Br. & Foreign Med.-Chir. Rev. 29 (1862): 202–18].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  26 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3459

From M. T. Masters   17 March 1862

Summary

He has only an uncertain memory of the placement of stamens in the [monstrous?] primrose CD asked about.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3475

From M. T. Masters   [c. 15 May 1862]

Summary

Thanks for Orchids.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 15 May 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3551

To M. T. Masters   8 July [1862]

Summary

CD has been experimenting on the fertility of peloric flowers, with the forlorn hope of illustrating sterility of hybrids; seeks further plants or seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  8 July [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Getz 3645)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3645

From M. T. Masters   12 July 1862

Summary

Will be sending information on peloric plants from his father [William Masters] soon.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3655

To M. T. Masters   24 July [1862]

Summary

CD grateful to have had the distinction of the two sorts of peloria pointed out to him.

His very sick son rallied; is out of danger, thanks to port wine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  24 July [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Getz 3663)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3663

To Maxwell Tylden Masters   6 April [1863]

Summary

Comments on MTM’s article ["On the existence of two forms of peloria", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 258–62]. Cites interesting case of peloric flower.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  6 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Catherine Barnes (dealer) (January 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4076

To M. T. Masters   [8–13 April 1863]

Summary

Sends two spikes of Corydalis.

Admits he may have drawn false inference from MTM’s division of peloria into two classes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  [8–13 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4091

From M. T. Masters   14 April 1863

Summary

Thanks CD for specimens which show that an abnormality in one genus is normal in another, which bears on CD’s views on descent.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 171: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4092
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