Kniphofia report

Jim McKenney
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:34:27 PDT
What a nice coincidence: I did a brief piece on Kniphofia on my blog on August 3. In that blog I posted an image of a page from the early twentieth century catalog of Bertrand Farr of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA. That page gives a list of kniphofias he was offering for sale just before the First World War.  From that list one see one name to be added to Christopher Whitehouse's list: 'Wm. E. Gumbleton'. And an orthographic variant (misspelling) of one name which does appear correctly on the Whitehouse list can be seen on the Farr list: Farr lists Athropos, Whitehouse lists Atropos. 
You can see the Farr list here:…

I'm trialing eighteen sorts this year, and from what I've seen so far not much has changed in a century. 

Jim McKenney
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