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Re: Old catalogues

Croftway@aol.com wrote:
> Jeff talks about Monty Byers last catalogue. This set me thinking (oh dear!).
> Has anyone got a library of old catalogues? I know that the RHS Lindley
> Library here in England includes some (including most of our old ones) plus
> the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew library - but I do not think these libraries
> are very complete, nor do I think that they cover anything other than UK
> nurseries. Is there an iris catalogue library? What a brilliant resource this
> could be, especially for researching hybridiser's original thoughts on a
> plant, such as those quoted by Jeff from the Byers catalogue. Of course, that
> relies on hybridisers being truly honest in their comments.
> Graham Spencer
> Croftway Nursery, UK
> croftway@aol.com
> USDA zone 7B or 8
> Very wet today.


I know the AIS Library contains many old catalogs.  The library just
recently moved to Silverton, Oregon.  Just down the road from Cooley's.
Don't know just how accessible this information will be.

Rick Tasco
Central California
Zone 8

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