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Beatrix Potter

Autograph letter signed, London, to Noel Moore, June 4, 1895

June 4, 1895

Gift of Colonel David McC. McKell, 1959

MA 2009.5

Potter sent Noel a series of letters with anecdotes about animals she had seen in her travels. Here she reports on a trip to Wales, where she observed the curious conduct of donkeys, dogs, and a pony. Although she was appealing to Noel's interests, she also reveals her likes and dislikes: a life-long passion for antiques and fine old houses as well as a distinct lack of sympathy for a Welsh village she had visited.


My dear Noël,

We came home from Wales this afternoon. I should have written to you from there but I was so busy taking photographs with Cousin Alice. We took some inside the house, there are very handsome chimney pieces, some