Pansy History and Development

John Milton
Lycidas (1637)
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies,
The tufted crow-toe, and pale gessamine,
The white pink, and the pansy freaked with jet,
The glowing violet,
The musk-rose, and the well-attired woodbine,
With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head,
And every flower that sad embroidery wears;

Salmon: Double Pansy (1710)

Sinclair: History of the Pansy (1835)

Dean: "Blotch" and "Belted" in Pansies (1893)

Wittrock: History of Pansies (1896)

Stuart: Breeding hardy garden plants (1900)

Clausen: Inheritance of Velutina in Viola tricolor. (1930)