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Neuilly, Centre
Henri-Antoine A. JACQUES (1782 Chelles, Seine-et-Marne - 1866), was chief gardener of Duc d'Orléans from 1818-1848. A detailed account of his life and work was published in the
[Historic Rose Journal, 2000/2001 in an article by Barnara Tchertoff (see above link)]

See also Victor (Philippe-Victor) VERDIER (Jacques' nephew).

[From Revue Horticole, July 1832, p. 81:] M. Jacques, jardinier du roi, à Neuilly, et membre du conseil de la Société [d'horticulture]

[From Monographie du Genre Rosier, by Auguste de Pronville, p. 147-8:] The Duke of Orléans, amateur hortuculturist, has planted a nice set of roses in the gardens of Neuilly-sur-Seine. M. Jacques is the chief gardener there.

[From Travaux du Comice horticole de Maine-et-Loire, vol. 4, n. 38, 1853, p. 341:] Jacques, horticulteur à Vihiers, commune de Neuilly (Seine).

[From The Book of the Peony by Alice Harding, 1917, p. 51-52:] The collection raised by M. Jacques was inherited by his nephew, M. Victor Verdier, presumably after the Revolution of 1848 and the dethronement of Louis Philippe.

[From The Book of the Peony by Alice Harding, 1917, p. 55:] Tabulation showing successive owners of noted French collections of peonies:
M. Jacques, gardener to Louis Philippe. 1830-1848
Victor Verdier, 1848-1866.
Eugene Verdier, 1866- ?
Part of this collection was acquired by Dessert.

[From Phillips & Rix, The Quest for the Rose, p. 84: head gardener to the Duc d'Orléans at Château de Neuilly from 1824 to 1832, and later to the duke's son, who became King Louis-Philippe. In 1819 he received from a M. Breon of the Île de Bourbon (now Réunion) seeds that gave rise to the original Bourbon Rose. It first flowered in 1821 and was illustrated by Redouté. Using Rosa sempervirens, an evergreen, early-flowering rose from the Mediterranean, Jacques raised 'Adélaïde d'Orléans' (1826), named after the duke's sister, who was a pupil of Redouté. Other Ramblers that he bred, and which have survived and are still popular, are 'Félicité et Perpétue' (1827), 'Flora' (1830), and 'Princess Marie' (1829), named after Louis-Philippe's wife, Marie Amélie.
[From Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses, by David Austin, p. 100:] Early in the nineteenth century the French breeder Jacques, gardener to the Duke d'Orleans (later King Louis-Philippe), used R. sempervirens to create the small but very beautiful group which we call Sempervirens Hybrids. They were almost exclusively the result of his work, and since his time little has been done with them.
[From The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 13:] Jacques, gardener at the Neuilly estate of the Duc d'Orleans (who became King Louis-Philippe I), developed the Sempervirens class...
[From The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, p. 225:] M. Jacques was in charge of the garden the Duc d'Orléans at Château Neuilly in rance from 1824 to 1832

[Chief gardener of the royal domain of Neuilly, rose breeder]
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