Dr. and Mrs. (Josephine) Walter D. Brownell, and their son, H.C. Brownell.
[From the American Rose Annual 1945
, pp. 225-226:] The Brownells, Little Compton Rhode Island.
[From The Ultimate Rose Book
, by Stirling Macoboy, p. 458: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Brownell were
] An American couple who from the 1920s to the late 1950s worked to develop 'sub-zero roses' to withstand the severe winters of their Rhode Island home; 'Elegance'
(1937) is their best known rose.
[From Botanica's Roses
, p. 677: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Brownell] were active between the 1920s and the 1950s in Rhode Island. They worked to develop hardier roses...
[From the American Rose Annual
Dorrie Brownell Nichols, Little Compton, RI. Brownell Sub Zero Roses Remembered...... As the business grew, my father's younger brother, Herbert Brownell, and his family joined my grandfather in Little Compton. My father owned a large dairy farm in East Providence RI. ....