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Dickson III (1893-1975), Alexander (Sandy)
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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 24 Jul 2024.
Newtonards, Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
See Colin Dickson for Dickson family.

DICKSON, Alexander III (1893 Newtonards - October 15, 1975), retired 1958

1975 The Rose Annual, UK
p105. A. P. C. Dickson. A Breeder's Reply. ....the particular section of breeding in which I have most experience - crimson hybrid teas.

1976 The Rose Annual, UK
p104, Obituary. Alex Dickson

[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, by Jack Harkness, 1985, p. 47ff.:] In 1893 another son was born and ...became Alexander III. Young Alexander III, after being educated at the Coleeraine Academical Insitute, had been packed off to the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley. ...[He] was made manager in 1920, and his first big disaster was a fire, which destroyed the firm's breeding records in 1921. This was a serious loss but it relieved them from awkward questions about parentages...
In 1958, Pat returned to Newtownards where he was put in charge of the rose breeding. Alexander II did not retire completely, but at the age of 65 kept his own breeding programme...Alexander [Dickson] III died at home on 15 October, 1975...

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