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Beatrix Potter Collection

Summary Information
Title: Beatrix Potter Collection
Dates: 1928-1929
Creator: Potter, Beatrix
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1768
Beatrix Potter's material include ink and pencil study, miscellaneous original art, sheet of pencil studies for cover, and miscellaneous specially printed pages for English edition..

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Fairy Caravan, 1929

Miscellaneous Original Art,

Peter Rabbit's Almanac For 1929, 1928

Biographical Sketch

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

Collection Scope and Content Note

The material in the collection includes ink and pencil study, miscellaneous original art, pencil studies for cover, and miscellaneous specially printed pages for English edition.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Potter, Beatrix
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Fairy Caravan 1929 
Note  Philadelphia: McKay, 1929
Box M. C. 428
Ink and pencil study (1 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Miscellaneous Original Art  
Box M. C. 428
Pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Greeting cards (3 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Prints (4 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Sketch of horse (1 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Peter Rabbit's Almanac For 1929 1928 
Note  London: Warne, 1928
Box M. C. 428
Sheet pencil studies for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 428
Fairy Caravan 1929 
Note  New York: Warne, 1929
Box M. C. 428
Miscellaneous specially printed pages for the English edition  Box M. C. 428