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Rocky Mountain Wild Flowers, n.d.

 Item — Box: HFLA 009.002, Object: HFLA 009.002.0003
Identifier: HFLA 009.002

Scope and Contents

Loose leaf pages. Pressed plants are mostly flowers. Includes an introduction by Patience Stapleton, a pen and ink drawing of "Mount of the Holy Cross," and a poem by Gilbert McClurg.


  • n.d.


Biographical / Historical

Biographical information about the creator is unknown. Patience Stapleton, who wrote the introduction, was a well known writer and proponent of the women's suffrage movement. She wrote poems, novels, short stories, and news articles, and was especially known for her descriptions of frontier life, urbanization, industrialization, and women's rights. She was born in 1861 in Maine and died in 1893 in Maine. She is no relation to Benjamin Stapleton (mayor of Denver). Gilbert McClurg, who wrote the poem on the first page, was a publisher and reporter who spent the latter part of his life in Colorado Springs. He was involved in planning many large state events as well as the Flower Festival. He was born in 1858 and died in 1938.


9 in. Linear Feet

15 Sheets

Language of Materials



One (1) bound herbarium. Condition note: Some discoloration from age, acid stains from specimens on the backs of pages.

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library Archives Repository