The 1939 Checklist notes; "Mrs. Douglas (Ida Mary) Pattison (1884- ), Quality Gardens, Freeport, Illinois. Specialist in Irises and grower of one of the largest and best collections in the Middle West United States. Author of many articles on Irises. Fine, illustrated catalogue 1925-1938. List 1939. This business to be closed down shortly.  Mrs. Pattison is a great enthusiast and a hard worker with high ideals of what an Iris should be and has done all she could to raise the standard of Irises sold in this country."