Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead
Courtesy of private collector

Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead Courtesy of private collector
The Beatrix Potter Society (Reg. Charity no. 281198) was founded in 1980 in the United Kingdom by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material. From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today. The Society welcomes new Members worldwide.
Esthwaite Water at harvest time
Beatrix Potter, c.1895

Esthwaite Water at harvest time Beatrix Potter, c.1895

The Contemporaries of Peter Rabbit

Saturday 22 October, 2016                   Covent Garden, London, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

cbhsThe Children's Books History Society presents a Study Day on 'The Contemporaries of Peter Rabbit', to recognise Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary.

Details are available on the CBHS website, www.cbhs.org.uk, and registration forms are available here.

The Society was established in November 1969 and aims 'to promote an appreciation of children's books, and to study their history, bibliography and literary content'.  Our President, Brian Alderson, edits its Newsletter and both Judy Taylor and Anne Stevenson Hobbs are members.

Children's Books History Society

The British Branch of the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections.
Promoting an appreciation of children's books in their literary, historical and bibliographical aspects, and further encouraging a distribution and exchange of information on children's literature.

Festive Gathering

Miranda Gore BrowneThe Festive Gathering will be on Saturday 3 December at the Sloane Club in London. It will be a party to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. After lunch Miranda Gore Browne, a “ Great British Bake Off finalist and cookery writer who is passionate about creating memories through celebrations will give a light hearted talk about how Beatrix Potter celebrated, or did not celebrate her birthday throughout her life. There will be more details about booking this ticketed event soon.

Please see our Meetings and Events page

Beatrix Potter’s Collector’s Cabinet

© National Trust Images/Photography By Ward

© National Trust Images/Photography By Ward

In 2012 the Society was lucky enough to be able to purchase this exciting cabinet. It is filled with treasures, mostly natural history specimens, collected by Beatrix Potter and her brother, Bertram. The cabinet had never before been seen by the public and it is now on loan to the National Trust and currently on display in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead, Cumbria. 

 

Beatrix Potter’s 1885 drawing of her schoolroom showing the cabinet

Beatrix Potter’s 1885 drawing of her schoolroom showing the cabinet

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