Beatrix Potter ~ July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943

Today in 1866 Helen Beatrix Potter was born. She lived to be 77 years old.


This little rabbit made her famous with The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

“I don’t know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter….”

“And that – a letter to a small boy called Noel- was the beginning of the Beatrix Potter Books.”




I started my Beatrix Potter Collection in the summer of 1973 while touring England. I bought the Biography The Tale of Beatrix Potter by Margaret Lane in Oxford July of 1974.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site and have replaced my photos with black and grey boxes of ugliness. I’m slowly deleting those boxes from my blog and trying to update so many posts, very frustrating.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

5 thoughts on “Beatrix Potter ~ July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943

  1. Ellen, thanks for reminding us the great legacy this amazing lady has left for us! She has definitely added whimsical delight in my life as an adult as I didn’t read her works until I came to the States.

  2. Hi Ellen, just left a comment on your last post and have now refreshed my page to see that of course you have posted about BP’s birthday!! I love that version of the biography you have. What a gorgeous vintage cover!
    take care, Carolx

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