Journal and Newsletter

The Beatrix Potter Society issues a quarterly Journal and Newsletter to all its Members. This publication contains articles on all matters relating to both Beatrix Potter and the Society itself. There are items of new scholarly research, reports on meetings and events, news from the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter properties and much more.

It is an A5 format, soft covered booklet of 32-40 pages, fully illustrated in colour. 

Recent Issues

October Journal

Contents – October 2017

Editorial    1
Note from the Chair    2
Future meetings and events    3
Spring meeting    5
Beatrix Potter in New London
  A Symposium report    8 
  The keynote speeches    9
  Panel discussions    11
  Beatrix: our common thread    14
  Symposium ‘extras’    14
Book and exhibition reviews
  Windermere & Grasmere    16
  ‘Into the Light’    17
  BP in the Grand Palais    17
  Mischief and Mayhem    19
  Three new books from Penguin    20
The Moscrop bequest    21
News from Japan    23
Notes from the Hill    25
A farewell note    26
Request for help    28
RBP and IBP    29
BP and the advertising industry    32
At the saleroom    33
Research help required    34
Stop press    34
Obituaries    34
Society information    35
Acknowledgements    36

July Journal
courtesy Frederick Warne & Co. and the Victoria and Albert Museum

Contents – July 2017

Editorial    1
Note from the Chair    2
Future meetings and events    4
News from New London     6
News from Newcastle    6
The Linder Lecture 2017    7
Beatrix Potter’s garden-in-progress    10
An operatic might-have-been    13
Unrecorded miniature letters    14
‘The Long View’    15
Book reviews    16
The Centenary of Appley Dapply    17
More new Potter coins    19
At the saleroom    19
Display your collection    20
Notes from the Hill    21
Two PSs    23
News from Japan    24
News miscellany   26
RBP and IBP    27
Letter to the Editors    32
News from Gloucester    32
Obituaries    33
Society information   35
Acknowledgements    36

April 2017 Journal
courtesy The National Trust

Contents – April 2017

Editorial    1
Note from the Chair    2
Future meetings and events    3
Other Potter news    5
Festive Gathering    6
News from the South Lakes    9
Sir William Broun    12
‘Potters Beesten’    15
Book reviews    17
Two new ‘Peter Rabbit’ books    19
Theatre news    20
News from the V&A    21
News from the Armitt    21
News from the Beatrix Potter Gallery    22
Visiting Near Sawrey    23
At the saleroom    24
Notes from the Hill    26
News from Japan    27
News from Malacca    29
RBP and IBP    30
Letters to the Editors    33
Obituaries    34
Society information    35
Acknowledgements    36

January 2017 Beatrix Potter Journal
The Beatrix Potter Society/Cultural Heritage Digitisation Ltd

Contents – January 2017

Editorial 1
Note from the Chair 2
Future meetings and events 3
Notice of the AGM 4
2016 Autumn Meeting 5
Jemima Puddle-duck and two little books 7
Conference 2016 ‘extras’ 9
  Making connections 9
  The ‘Herdies’ of the Lake District 10
  A Reflection 11
Linda Lear’s Tale of Two Conservationists 12
Book reviews 14
Stitching news 20
News from Japan 21
More news from Japan 22
Notes from the Hill 24
Potter & Rawnsley 25
‘Meeting Bea’ reviews 26
RBP and IBP 28
At the saleroom 32
News miscellany 32
Obituaries 33
Society information 34
Renewal of membership 35
Acknowledgements 36

October 2016 Beatrix Potter Journal
The Beatrix Potter Society/Cultural Heritage Digitisation Ltd, London

Contents – October 2016

Editorial 1
Note from the Chair 2
Future meetings and events 3
Conference and Tour 5
   Conference scholars 6
   Greetings… 8
   Tour reports 9
   Conference workshop 11
   Troutbeck walk 11
   ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ 13
   Conference gallery 14
Beatrix Potter and the Dutch 15
The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots 16
Book reviews 17
A garden party 21
‘Beatrix Potter & The Tailor of Gloucester’ 21
Birthday celebrations…. 23
News from Amherst 24
‘Beatrix Potter and a Love of the Northern Lakes 24
Another Twist 25
A Cape Cod Celebration 27
News from Japan 29
New Potter philately 30
A special edition 31
RBP and IBP 32
Notes from the Hill 36
At the saleroom 38
News miscellany 39
Letter to the Editors 40
Obituaries 41
Society information 43
Acknowledgements 44

July 2016 Beatrix Potter Journal
Pete Tasker/National Trust

Contents – July 2016

Editorial 1
Note from the Chair 2
Future meetings and events 3
Stop press ‘Hall of Fame’ 4
The Linder Lecture 2016 5
Beatrix Potter: the art of adaptation 8
Maurice Sendak and Beatrix Potter 10
‘May this day’s sunshine know no cloud’ 11
Seed wigs and rabbit tobacco 12
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck 14
Notes from the Hill 16
News from Japan 18
New Potter stamps 19
‘The Shepherd’s Life’ – review 20
Other theatre news 21
Two new guidebooks 21
‘Designer’ editions 23
New Peter Rabbit books from Puffin 24
At the saleroom 26
RBP and IBP 27
Beatrix Potter at Holker 30
News from Tasmania 30
Anniversary products 31
Three new Trustees 32
Letter to the Editors 33
Obituaries 33
Anniversary updates 34
Society information 35
Acknowledgements 36

April 2016 Beatrix Potter Journal
Derek Ross

Contents – April 2016

Editorial 1
Note from the Chair 2
Future meetings and events 3
2015 Winter Gathering 5
‘No room at the inn’ 7
The Society’s new letter 8
Beatrix Potter and the Oxfam ‘botanicals’ 10
News from Japan 12
Notes from the Hill 14
Victorine Ballon and Pierre Lapin 16
‘Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge’ 18
A day at the Free Library of Philadelphia 19
Late news from the Armitt Museum 21
News from the V&A 22
Thameside, Greater Manchester 23
News from Birnam 24
News from the House of the Tailor of Gloucester 24
New Potter coins 25
Two new books from Warne 26
News from the Hill Top shop 26
Two new Penguin paperbacks 27
New ‘Peter Rabbit’ website 27
RBP and IBP 28
At the saleroom 29
Memories of Enid Bassom 30
Letter to the Editors 34
Obituary 35
Society information 35
Acknowledgements 36

January 2016 Beatrix Potter Journal
Private Collection

Contents – January 2016

Editorial   1
Note from the Chairman   2
Future meetings and events   3
2016 Conference and Tour   4
Notice of the AGM   5
Autumn Meeting 2015   6
Beatrix Potter and the ICAA cards   9
‘Beatrix Potter and Children’   12
A new gardening friendship   14
An enchanting afternoon in Manhattan   16
Notes from the Hill   18
News from Japan   19
Book reviews   21
RBP and IBP   24
Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter
   Warne   27
   National Trust   28
   North America   30
At the saleroom   31
Miss Moppet in Italy   31
Letters to the Editor   32
Digital photo bank   33
Obituary   33
Renewal of membership subscriptions   34
Society information   35
Acknowledgements   36

October 2015 Beatrix Potter Journal
Reproduced with kind permission of Special Collections, Leeds University Library © Frederick Warne & Co.

Contents  –  October 2015

Editorial 1
Note from the Chairman 2
Future meetings and events 3
2016 Conference and Tour 3
‘I am busy drawing a little squirrel…’ 4
Beatrix Potter’s pelargoniums 6
Weaving into Potter’s Art 9
The Tale of Miss Lucie Carr 12
Beatrix’s cousins on the Lusitania 15
Notes from the Hill 16
News from Japan 18
A Beatrix Potter exchange 19
BPS 35th anniversary memories 20
Calling all Welsh speaking Members 21
At the saleroom 21
Peter Rabbit Country Tea 22
RBP and IBP 24
Photo bank news 27
Book reviews 28
News from the V&A 31
Willow Taylor 32
Letters to the Editors 34
Society information 35
Acknowledgements 36

July 2015 Beatrix Potter Journal
copyright Frederick Warne & Co., 1905, 1987

Contents  –  July 2015

Editorial 1
Note from the Chairman 2
Future meetings and events 3
The Linder Lecture 2015:
‘Herdwicks and Heelis’ 4
Spring Meeting in Sawrey
A visitor’s weekend impressions 7
‘The Lake District legacy of BP’ 10
‘BP’s Lake District inspirations’ 13
More BPS anniversary memories 16
Book reviews
The Shepherd’s Life 18
The Tale of Peter Rabbit 20
New ‘side shows’ for 2015 22
News from Australia 24
Frederick Warne & Co.: 150 years 25
News from Japan 28
Notes from the Hill 30
A ‘tribute’ to Beatrix Potter 32
RBP and IBP 33
Photo bank: position vacant 35
New Committee members 36
Stow Green 38
Obituaries 38
Society information 39
Acknowledgements 40

April 2015 Beatrix Potter Journal
Japan Post ‘Peter Rabbit and Friends’ stamps issued in January 2015 © Frederick Warne & Co., 2015

Contents  –  April 2015

Editorial 1
Note from the Chairman 2
Future meetings and events 3
The 2014 Christmas Gathering 4
‘Year of the Child’ stamps 8
The Beatrix Potter Society – 35th anniversary memories 9
Mrs. Tiggy-winkle and Lucie, Ribby and Duchess 13
The ‘cross old nurse’ 15
Sales Manager’s shelves 17
Miss Potter’s house 18
Two book reviews 20
‘One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature’ 22
Notes from the Hill 24
News from Japan 26
RBP and IBP 29
Potter’s fabric advertisements 31
News from The House of the Tailor of Gloucester 32
Frederick Warne at the V&A 33
At the saleroom 34
Correction 35
Society information 35
Acknowledgements 36

January 2015 Beatrix Potter Journal
a sample page form a Dinting Vale Printworks pattern book in the J G Hurst collection now in the archive of the Derbyshire Record Office

Contents  –  January 2015

Editorial 1
Note from the Chairman 2
Future meetings and events 3
Peter Rabbit in New York 4
Notice of the Annual General Meeting 5
Beatrix Potter at auction 6
A printed picture of Beatrix’s cousins 9
Potter Printworks update 11
A Blue Plaque for Edmund Potter 12
Beatrix & her links to the Channel Islands 14
Book & television reviews 16
Two Potter-related carrot recipes 20
PS on drink in the little books 22
Notes from the Hill 23
At the saleroom 24
Warne advertising leaflets 25
News from Japan 26
News from the V&A and Australia 27
Musings from the V&A and elsewhere 27
News from the South Lakes 28
‘Putting the house to bed’ 30
RBP and IBP 31
Renewal of membership subscriptions 33
NALC – a three-year update 34
Society information 35
Stop press 36

October 2014 Beatrix Potter Journal
undated funguspainting by Beatrix Potter Agaricus augustus ‘The Prince’. Perth museum and Art Gallery

Contents  –  October 2014

Editorial 1
Note from the Chair 2
Conference and Tour 2
Tours of the Dunkeld and Birnam area 4
A Beatrix Potter inspired walk 7
Fungi workshop 8
‘Don’t touch the onion’ 9
Beatrix Potter and lost luggage 10
Highlights of the Birnam Conference 12
Holiday Tour in the Lake District 13
Potter photographs in Perth 16
‘The World of Rupert Potter’ 17
Sawrey postcard revisited 18
Notes from the Hill 19
News from Japan 20
‘Land Keepers’ exhibition 22
Peter at the V&A and News from the V&A 23
The little books in Latin 24
More on Potter in Latin 25
Beatrix Potter in Mongolia 25
Thimbles and collecting 26
Beatrix Potter in a doll’s house 26
At the saleroom 27
RBP and IBP 28
Book reviews 29
Sales Manager’s shelves 32
News from the South Lakes 33
Future meetings and events 34
Stop press news 34
Obituary 35
Society information 35

July 2014 Beatrix Potter Journal
Richard Lucas/Allan Pollok-Morris

Contents  –  July 2014

Editorial 1
 Note from the Chair 2
Future meetings and events 3
Beatrix Potter and the V&A –
the Linder Lecture 2014 4
Sawrey postcard 7
Matters of Fact 10
Beatrix Potter, Eduard Strauss and André Rieu 12
In defence of Ginger and Pickles 13
Notes from the Hill 14
Peter Rabbit in the Netherlands 16
Beatrix Potter tea in Oregon 17
News from Japan 18
News from the House of the Tailor
of Gloucester shop 20
RBP and IBP 21
Book reviews 25 to 31
News from the Chelsea Flower Show 32
Stop press 33
Letters to the Editors 34
Society information 35

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Cumulative Indexes to the Journal and Newsletter (formerly known as the Newsletter) are available: four are attached below. Most of the indexes are also available on paper as booklets. The index to issues 101-130 is currently only available digitally – a printed version is being prepared. The indexes to issues 1-50 and 51-60 are available only on paper. Please contact info@beatrixpottersociety.org.uk or use the order form attached to the Society Publications page of this website

Issues 61-80       –  July 1996 – April 2001
Issues 81-90       –  July 2001 – October 2003
Issues 91-100    –  July 2004 – April 2006
Issues 101-130    –  July 2006 – October 2013

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