Beatrix Potter collection, 1884-2002, bulk 1890-1943.


Beatrix Potter collection, 1884-2002, bulk 1890-1943.

This collection contains correspondence, original artwork, manuscripts, and ephemera by or relating to children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. It includes original watercolors and drawings, watercolors and manuscript for The Tailor of Gloucester, pen-and-ink drawings and manuscript for The Tale of Little Pig Robinson, and sketches by W. B. Potter, brother of Beatrix Potter. Significant correspondents include Sylvie Heelis, Alexander McKay, Winifrede Moore, Marion Frazer Harris Perry, Elizabeth H. Stevens, and Amelia Warne. The letters to Marion Frazer Harris Perry are of particular interest, as they describe Potter's experiences shortly before and during the early years of World War II. Pieces of ephemera include autographed greeting cards, photographs, Beswick porcelain figurines, puzzles, games, calendars, and exhibition and sales catalogs.

40.64 linear feet.

Related Entities

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Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943 (person)

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, w...

Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department (corporateBody)

Perry, Marion Frazer Harris. (person)

Moore, Winifrede. (person)

David McKay Company. (corporateBody)

McKay, Alexander G., 1924-2007 (person)

Potter, W. B. (Walter Bertram), 1872-1918 (person)

Warne, Minnie. (person)

Warne, Amelia. (person)

Heelis, Sylvie. (person)

McKay, David H. (person)

Stevens, Elizabeth H. (person)

Collamore, Harry Bacon. (person)

Stevens, Richard K. (Richard Kingsbury), 1901- (person)