Collection of autograph letters signed : primarily London, primarily to Noel Moore, 1892 Apr. 11-1900 Mar. 3.

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MA 2009.1-12
Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943.
Gift of Colonel David McC. McKell, 1959.
12 items (56 p.) ; ca. 15-18 cm

High reserve.
Noel Moore (1887-1969) was the eldest son of Annie Carter, Beatrix Potter's last governess. He later became an Anglo-Catholic priest working with the poor in London's East End.


Collection consists of 11 letters to Noel Moore, and 1 letter to his younger sister Marjorie. Letters to Noel describe Potter's travels and give anecdotes about her rabbit Peter. One includes a very short story about a dog named Stumpy, and the letters are extensively illustrated with pen drawings of animals and scenes illustrating Potter's anecdotes. The letter to Marjorie references Potter's attempts to publish The Tale of Peter Rabbit and describes an outing to the British Museum. Letters have been described individually in 12 catalog records (MA 2009.1-12); see related records for more information.

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Blue cloth drop-spine box
Gift of Colonel David McC. McKell in 1959.