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Charles William Crocker


Gardener, journalist, and cathedral official. Spent time in Germany as a gardener at the summer residence of Victoria, crown princess of Prussia, near Berlin, before becoming foreman of the propagating department at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1857–61/2. Moved to his native Chichester, where he worked as a journalist and cathedral official.


Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, [before 15 February 1862], and letter from J. D. Hooker, [before 15 February 1862]

R. Desmond 1994

Journal of Horticulture n.s. 14 (1868): 206–7.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.