Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943

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Beatrix Potter was born July 28 (or 6 according to some sources), 1866 in London, England; she died December 22, 1943 in Sawrey, England. She was the daughter of a barrister. In 1913, she married William Heelis, a lawyer. Ms. Potter was tutored by governesses, except for some brief private instruction, she was self taught in art. Ms. Potter was an author and illustrator of books for children, later a sheep farmer in the Lake District and a conservationist. Her first book, Tale Of Peter Rabbit, was privately printed. Biographical Source: Yesterday's Authors Of Books For Children, vol. 1, p. 205-217.

Beatrix Potter was an author of children's books, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist. She was born into a wealthy Manchester family (parents Rupert Potter and Helen Leech Potter), and she had one brother, Walter Bertram. Both parents were artistically talented and encouraged their children; her father was an amateur photographer. Beatrix Porter spent a lot of time in Scotland and, later in life she settled in the Lake district, where she passed away in 1943.

(Helen) Beatrix Potter, known by her second name to distinguish her from her mother [Helen]; married name Heelis; artist, children’s writer, and sheep breeder; born 28 July 1866 in London; died 22 Dec. 1943; married William Heelis in 1913.

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creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Cotsen Children's Library collection of food tins. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Maltby, Richard, 1937-. Miss Potter : screenplay / by Richard Maltby Jr. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn Schofield, Mary L.,. Mary Schofield papers, 1862-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf POTTER, BEATRIX. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1895 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collamore, Harry Bacon. Beatrix Potter collection, 1884-2002, bulk 1890-1943. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Beatrix Potter Collection, 1928-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
referencedIn Linder, Leslie. Leslie Linder collection of Beatrix Potter French translations papers, 1903-1973. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Yale University Library
referencedIn Anne Carroll Moore papers, 1898-1960, 1920-1960 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter : London, to "my dear Marjory" Moore, 1900 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Potter, B. B. Potter letter, 1851 July 14. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : St. Leonards on Sea [i.e. Hastings], to Noel Moore, 1898 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mary Schofield papers, 1862-1992 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Mary Gould Davis papers, 1927-1959 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1895 June 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horn Book, Inc. The Horn Book Magazine and Horn Book, Inc. Records, 1899-1993, 1916-1993. Simmons College, Beatley Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1895 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1897 Mar. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moore, Anne Carroll, 1871-1961. Anne Carroll Moore papers, 1898-1960, bulk (1920-1960). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bright, John, 1811-1889. Letter. Aug. 8. [18]64, Rochedale [Eng.] to B. Potter, Manchester. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : Ambleside, to Noel Moore, 1896 Aug. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : Sidmouth, to Noel Moore, 1898 Apr. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Letters to the Moore children : manuscript, 1896-1902. Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : Windermere, to Noel Moore, 1895 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Potter, Beatrix : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Heelis, Sylvie. Beatrix Potter collection, 1884-1997, bulk 1890-1943. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Beatrix Potter Collection 1928-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. An Old Woman who lived in a Shoe : photocopy of original manuscript, nd. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Bedtime, 1893. Harold B. Lee Library
Beatrix Potter family photographs, 1875-1913 (MS Typ 1297): Guide Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letters signed (11) : Falmouth, London, etc., to Noël Moore, the son of a former governess, 1892 Apr. 11-1898 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed Beatrix Potter to: "My dear Nancy [Dean]", July 30, 1940. Wellesley College
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : Falmouth, to Noel Moore, 1892 Mar. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bright, John, 1811-1889. Letter. Dec. 21. [18]63, Rochdale [Eng.] to B. Potter, Manchester. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1897 Feb. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Guelph Spring Festival Archives. Tales of Beatrix Potter, Apr. 28, 1972 - house program. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. Autograph letter signed : London, to Noel Moore, 1896 Apr. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
Beatrix Potter family photographs, 1875-1913 (MS Typ 1297): Guide Houghton Library
creatorOf Davis, Mary Gould, 1882-1956. Mary Gould Davis papers, 1927-1959. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Awbrey, W. T. person
associatedWith Bright, John, 1811-1889. person
associatedWith Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 person
associatedWith Created by John MacKay Shaw person
associatedWith Davis, Mary Gould, 1882-1956. person
associatedWith Guelph Spring Festival Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Horn Book, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Kingman, Nancy Dean. person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
associatedWith Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. person
associatedWith Linder, Leslie. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Ludbrook, Susan person
associatedWith Maltby, Richard, 1937- person
associatedWith McKell, David McC., Col, person
associatedWith Moore, Anne Carroll, 1871-1961. person
associatedWith Moore, Eric, person
associatedWith Moore, Marjorie, person
associatedWith Moore, Noel, person
associatedWith Moore, Noël, 1887-1969, person
associatedWith Moore, Winifrede, person
associatedWith Schofield, Mary L. person
associatedWith Schofield, Mary L., person
associatedWith Tudor, Tasha person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lake District ENG GB
Scotland SCT GB
Subject
Women artists
Women authors, English
Children's literature
Illustrators
Occupation
Artists
Authors
Conservationists
Illustrators
Activity

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Birth 1866-07-28

Death 1943-12-22

Britons

English

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