Jules GRAVEREAUX (1841-1916)
[From Rosa Rugosa
, by Suzanne Verrier, p. 7:] Jules Gravereuax [was] an owner of the famous French department store Bon Marché, who retired and created the equally famous garden La Roseraie de l'Haÿ les-Roses
at the turn of the century. Gravereaux sought to amass the most extensive rose collection in the world. His love of roses led from collecting to hybridizing; 'Rose à Parfum de l'Haÿ ' was [one] of his many rugosa hybrids.
[From The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent Dickerson, p. 220, this entry from the Revue Horticole:] Gravereux (Jules). -- Former administrator of 'Bon Marche', died in 1916 at the age of 71. Great rose fancier. He created in 1899 a magnificent rosarium at his estate at L'Hay (Seine).
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 203:]
Commandeur Jules Gravereaux
[He was Commandeur de la legion d'honneur, hence the name Commandeur Jules Gravereaux]