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Harding, Alice (Mrs. Edward)

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Alice Harding ( - 1938), author of books on peonies and lilacs.
[From Peonies, by Allan Rogers, 2000, p. 25:] Alice Harding (Mrs. Edward Harding) lived in New York City but maintained a county estate across the Hudson in New Jersey; she died in 1938, an internationally celebrated horticulturist. Her interest extended to nearly all cultivated garden plants, peonies included. To reward the hybridizers of her day, she...established two cash awards of $100 each, one for the best herbaceous peony seedling bred in North America and the other for the best herbaceous seedling bred in France. In 1918 the American award was won by E. J. Shaylor for his 'Mrs. Edward Harding', and in 1922 the French award went to Emile Lemoine for 'Alice Harding'...

[From What's in a Name? Alice Harding, by Anner Whitehead, 2000:] Biography

[From "Bulletin of the Garden Club of America", 1938] Mrs. Edward Harding, who died at her home in New Jersey early in April was member at large of the Garden Club of America and for several years edited the Garden Literature Department of the Bulletin....

[From "American Women: the official who's who among the women of the nation", Vol. 2, 1937, p. 287:] Harding, Alice (Mrs. Edward Harding), b. Keene, NH; d. Arthur and Sarah(Kelley) Howard; m. Edward Harding, Oct. 12, 1909; Hus. occ. lawyer. Edn. private tutors and abroad. Mem. Société Centrale d'Horticulture de Nancy...

[From "The Gardener's Chronicle, 1928, p. 381]: It is announced that the French Republic has bestowed the honour of Chevalier du Merite Agricole upon Mrs. Edward Harding, of New York and Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

[From "Garden Life", 1926, p. 51:] ...Mrs. Edward Harding, of Burnley Farm, Plainfield, New Jersey...
 
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