André Du Pont (1756-1817)
Founder of the Rose Collection at Luxembourg Palace.
[From Monographie du Genre Rosier, by Auguste de Pronville, p. 147:] Among specific collections, that of the château de Malmaison, which was created by Dupont and which was one of the most significant, is to be mentioned; it accrued species and varieties which M. Kennedy sent from England.
[From La Rose de France, by Francois Joyaux, p. 52:] Two roses were named for André Du Pont (1756-1817). R. dupontii (which is still around) and 'Rosier Du Pont' (which is extinct).
[From The Old Rose Informant, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 24: in 1824, Vibert wrote:] Vilmorin père and Dupont are the ones who [in France] began to collect [roses]...
[From Favourite Roses: 150 Garden Classics, by Peter Harkness, p. 16: 'Dupontii', the rose,] bears the name of André Dupont founder of the famous rose collection in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.
[From Roll-Call: The Old Rose Breeder, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 376:] The Noisette firm acquired all or part of Dupont's collection following his death.
[From Old Roses, by Ethelyn Emery Keays, p. 93: Dupont was] a pioneer in artificial hybridization