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Calot, Jacques

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Peony breeder   Listing last updated on 14 Mar 2019.
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Jacques Calot (? - c1875), Douai, France. About 1850 he inherited a large peony collection from the Count of Cussy and then took an interest in developing new cultivars. In 1872 he sold his collection to Felix Crousse of Nancy, France.

[From Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, 1890, p. 424:] The principal and latest raiser was M. Calot of Douai (Nord), who inherited a large collection from an amateur, the Comte de Cussy, and continued the collection and production of seedlings until 1872, when his collection passed into the hands of M. Crousse, of Nancy, whose careful selection of varieties sent out in annual series from that date until 1879, and subsequently his own seedlings from 1882 to 1889....

[From The Book of the Peony by Alice Harding, 1917, p. 52-3:] Comte de Cussy was an enthusiastic amateur who started with importations from China and raised from them a number of distinctive varieties. It was from his large collection in other hands that a very high development of the peony was subsequently reached. About 1850, M. Calot, of Douai, acquired the collection of the Comte. From then until 1872, with rare Imagination and Diligence he originated over twenty new kinds, many of which are greatly prized in gardens now.....In 1872 the collection of J. Calot passed into the Hands of M. Crousse, who continued to send out selections from the Calot seedlings until 1879, and who later, from 1882 to 1898, introduced a large number (over seventy-five) of seedlings of his own.

[From The Book of the Peony by Alice Harding, 1917, p. 54-55:] Tabulation showing successive owners of noted French collections of peonies:
Comte de Cussy
Calot, 1850-1872
Crousse, 1875-1898
Victor Lemoine, 1898-
now extant at Nancy.
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