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Re: TB: Anna Belle Babson


From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>

> From: DWiris@aol.com
>
> Dear Glenn,
>
> I met Anna Belle Babson in 1975.  She was a lovely and gracious lady and the
> wife of a noted iris hybridizer, Sanford Babson.  The Babsons lived in
> Visalia, California, and were good friends  of Ben Hager.  That I why Ben
> named the lovely iris for Mrs. Babson.  Some of Mr. Babson's introductions
> were SWEDISH MODERN, IMPERSONATOR, BIRTHSTONE, CATHEDRAL WINDOWS, NOBLEMAN and
> ODYSSEY.  His SHIPSHAPE won the Dykes Medal in 1974.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Dorothy Willott

Thank you Dorothy for all the information on Anna Belle and the history of Sanford
Babson and Ben Hager.  This really helps.

Glenn

--
Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Southwest Missouri, USDA Zone 6
mailto:glsimmon@swbell.net



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