April 17, 1898, page 5

Beatrix Potter
(1866–1943)

Autograph letter signed, Sidmouth, to Noel Moore

April 17, 1898

Gift of Colonel David McC. McKell, 1959

MA 2009.4
Item description: 

One of Potter's last publications, The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930), contains story ideas that first appeared in her picture letters of the 1890s.

Transcription: 

Miss Hayward keeps the house, but it really does belong to Stumpy, it is quite a pretty story.

Once upon a time there was an old clergyman, who had no family, and Stumpy was