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Beatrix Potter: Rabbits Throwing Snow Balls Boxed Notecards

5.75 x 4.25 inches
8 cards and envelopes

Beatrix Potter often wrote personal letters to children and referenced her stories with drawings. Her illustrated letters are among the most treasured keepsakes within the Morgan Library and Museum’s collection.


These wonderful notecards depict a detail of her illustration from one of her letters. In this letter Potter touches on several topics including the winter weather, a pet cat, and the latest antics of Peter Rabbit.


The transcription of the letter is as follows:


My rabbit Peter is so lazy, he lies before the fire in a box, with a little rug. His claws grew too long, quite uncomfortable, so I tried to cut them with scissors but they were so hard that I had to use the big gardens scissors. He sat quite still and allowed me to do his little front paws but when I cut the other hind foot claws he was tickled, & kicked, very naughty. If he were a wild rabbit digging holes they would be worn down & would not need cutting.


Here are some rabbits throwing snow balls.