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Re: Robert D. Howell, Col USAF (Ret.) looking for Wm Mohr irises---
  • Subject: Re: Robert D. Howell, Col USAF (Ret.) looking for Wm Mohr irises---
  • From: Jean Richter <richter@eecs.berkeley.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:55:01 -0800


I don't think that William Mohr is in commerce anymore -
I'll post a note on the HIPS communication forum in
the hopes that someone there might have one to spare.


On 1/28/2013 9:05 PM, AIS Janet Smith wrote:
> Hello, here is hoping someone can assist this Ret. Col. in
> finding William Mohr irises to add to his collection.
> If you can help let him know.
> Thank you,
> Janet Smith
> California
> Robert Howell f86-b52@att.net f86-b52@att.net>>
> >> From: Robert Howell f86-b52@att.net f86-b52@att.net>>
> >> Date: January 28, 2013, 3:21:10 PM EST
> >> To: " Jr.Wayne C. Smith" waynecjr@bellsouth.net
> waynecjr@bellsouth.net>>
> >> Subject: Iris from 1930's
> >>
> >>
> >> Dear Sir: To introduce myself - I am a retired AF Col. and live in
> >Batesburg. Moved here in 2010 after 36 years as an antique dealer
> >following
> >24 years as an AF pilot. As a younster growing up in NW Iowa, I had
> >some
> >Aunts who raised iris and they gave me one when I was probably about
> >10 (born
> >in 1929 and currently 83) . It was a Wm. Mohr and I entered one of
> >the blooms
> >in a local flower show and won a 1st prize. I have always wanted to
> >have
> >another, but a military life didn't help to set out iris bulbs.
> >Anyway, I
> >have been trying to find one of the growers that might still have a
> >Wm. Mohr.
> >Had one from Calif., ;but lost the paper work and they didn't publish
> >a
> >ctalog. So tried thru the Historicaql Iris Society and that is a
> >very
> >difficult web site to navigate to found a name - Jeff Walters who was
> >listed
> >as the Commercial lead man and he lived like a neighbor in
> >Spartanburg so
> >called and got him. He said he had been out of that job for nearly
> >2 years
> >and recommended I contact you in my effot to find a grower that still
> >raised
> >Wm. Mohn. If you can be any assistance in that regard, please drop
> >me an
> >E-mail. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Robert D.
> >Howell, Col,
> >USAF (Ret.)
> >

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