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Alida Lansing Papers

Identifier: WH705

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, programs, business card, brochure, exposition tickets and three handmade books of pressed wild flowers from the Rocky Mountains.


  • 1888-1918


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Alida Platt Lansing was born in 1868 in Goshen, Ind. By 1880, she was living in Denver with her family. Worked as a draftsman, later botanist. Owner of Wild Flowers from the Rocky Mountains. She married lawyer, William Edward Hutton (1872-1957) in Denver, Colo. on June 29, 1899.


1 box (.5 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Robert W. Blair, 1987.


All material in collection is related to Lansing's business and her participation in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. Her business titled: Wild Flowers from the Rocky Mountains, consisted of the production of pressed flower books and cards.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States