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Art from Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (Mrs. William Heelis) sent this drawing and verse to Horn Book’s founding editor, Bertha Mahony Miller. Read more about Beatrix and Bertha and their friendship.

Beatrix Potter in Letters

by Bertha E. Mahony “‘Here’s peppermints for you, Pig-wig! Here’s peppermints for you.’ Pig-wig is you, Allan, and I’ve got peppermints at home for you.” So spoke my grandnephew, Arnold, aged four years, as he came running out onto my sleeping porch, one morning this week, with the little friend who was going to spend […]

Beatrix Potter in Letters

by Bertha E. Mahony “‘Here’s peppermints for you, Pig-wig! Here’s peppermints for you.’ Pig-wig is you, Allan, and I’ve got peppermints at home for you.” So spoke my grandnephew, Arnold, aged four years, as he came running out onto my sleeping porch, one morning this week, with the little friend who was going to spend […]

Beatrix Potter Letter to Bertha Mahony Miller (November 24, 1941)

Castle Cottage Sawrey Ambleside Nov. 24 41 Dear Mrs. Bertha Miller, The winter’s cold and bad weather is here again. I hope it has not brought any more bronchitis to you? I have only got a cold in my nose; and let us both make good resolutions that “a stitch in time saves nine.” With […]

Beatrix Potter Letter to Bertha Mahony Miller (December 13, 1934)

Castle Cottage Sawrey Nr. Ambleside Dec 13. 34 Dear Mrs. Miller I have just been reading again your most interesting letter of Jan 30 — never answered by me yet. I think time slips away faster and faster as one grows older — partly because this person when tired falls asleep, which is not conducive […]

Beatrix Potter Letter to Bertha E. Mahony (May 20, 1927)

  May 20. 27 Sawrey Nr Ambleside Dear Miss Bertha Mahony, Some months ago the Horn Book contained a paragraph relating how the writer and illustrator of the “Peter Rabbit” books lived in the district of the Westmorland Lakes in the north of England. Peter Rabbit is not begging for himself — and he offers […]