BOTANIST ADOLF ENGLER WRITES FELLOW BOTANIST AND PUBLISHER OF THE GARDENERS’ CHRONICLE, MAXWELL T. MASTERS, THAT HE CANNOT ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON THE GENEOLOGY OF THE CULTIVATED ROSES, AS HE IS TRAVELING TO ALGIERS. LATER THE SAME YEAR HE WOULD BECOME DIRECTOR OF THE BERLIN-DAHLEM BOTANICAL GARDEN, TRANSFORMING IT INTO ONE OF THE GREATEST BOTANICAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD.
ADOLF ENGLER (1844-1930) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, “A Engler”, 1 page, 4.5 x 7, Breslau [Germany], botanic garden, 6 March 1889, to English botanist and taxonomist Maxwell T. Masters (1833-1907), by the German botanist notable for his work on plant taxonomy and phytogeography, who at the time of this letter was still director of the Botanical Garden at Breslau, Germany. In part: “You do me the honor to invite me to the conference of (?). As I go now for six weeks to Algiers I will not be able to come in July to England, but I dare say, that nevertheless I have a great interest of this conference and that I will be happy if I can do anything for the Congress. A genealogy of the cultivated roses should be very interesting thing.” In fine condition.