Wildflowers of Colorado
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885).
Scarlett Painter's Brush" in The
Procession of Flowers in Colorado.
Illustrated by Alice A. Stewart.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886
Rare Book & Special Collections
Purchase, 1995 (113A.4)
By mid-life Helen Hunt had become one of the most prolific and
respected poets, as well as a popular writer of children's stories
and travel sketches. While visiting in the Rockies, Hunt met and
married Colorado Springs banker and railroad magnate William Jackson
in 1875. Her charming essay celebrating the beauty of the wildflowers
of her adopted state was originally published in 1878. To honor
Jackson's memory and her personal encouragement, painter Alice
Stewart published and illustrated a limited edition of one hundred
copies of this essay with twelve in-text marginal watercolors.
This unique copy is opened to one of its extra six spectacular