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origin of the name "Wedgewood"

  • To: iris-l@Rt66.com
  • Subject: origin of the name "Wedgewood"
  • From: telp@Rt66.com (Tom Tadfor Little)
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 21:17:38 -0600 (MDT)

Hi folks!

I got this query today, and thought some of you on the list
might have some good information on the subject. Please
copy rhen@xs4all.nl on any response you may make.  Thanks!

>Return-Path: rhen@xs4all.nl
>X-Sender: rhen@xs4all.nl (Unverified)
>Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:33:55 +0200
>To: telp@Rt66.com
>From: "R. Henneman" <rhen@xs4all.nl>
>Dear Tom,
>A relative of mine is doing a study about the history of the IRIS Wedgewood.
>Before subscribing myself to your server I thought I ask you. We have the
>following questions:
>Where does the name IRIS "Wedgewood" come from?
>Is there a relation between the IRIS Wedgewood and Josiah Wedgwood (without
>the "e") a famous English potter (1730-95)?
>If you are not able to answer the questions maybe you can give me a hint how
>to find answers.
>For what it's worth to you, that relative is my grandfather (1910) who used
>to be an iris bulb grower in the Netherlands. 
>Any information is highly appreciated!
>Ron Henneman
>R. Henneman: Heemskerk, Netherlands
>Tel/fax    : +31 251 253163
>E-mail     : RHEN@XS4ALL.NL
Tom Tadfor Little      telp@Rt66.com   -or-   tlittle@LANL.gov
Telperion Productions               http://www.rt66.com/~telp/

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