On display for the first time are twenty-two letters from the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. Also you will find the Potter family photo albums sadly under glass. I would have loved to been able to hold them in my hands and just look over every black and white photograph. There was a board game as well. I had no idea one existed!
As a life long reader and admirer of Beatrix Potter visiting this exhibit felt like visiting old family friends; though long since gone never truly far away! I first met Peter Rabbit at the age of three and we've been fast friends ever since! For you, dear reader, will be able to meet the 'pioneer' illustrator and writer of the Victorian era, Helen Beatrix Potter, you will get a glimpse into one aspect of her writing life through her own words, illustrations and her treasured children's books.
So, for those who could not make it to Gotham to see the exhibit, come along with me and I hope you enjoy yourself!
Bertram Potter, Annie Carter (later Mrs. Moore) and Beatrix Potter with Spot, 1883 Cotsen Children’s Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Princeton University Library Photography: Princeton University Library.
SURVIVING LETTERS FROM BEATRIX POTTER