Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. Four years later, in 1909, Beatrix purchased Castle Farm, a second property in Sawrey just across the road from Hill Top. Beatrix Potter, born on the 28th of July, 1866, is one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved children’s authors. Born Helen Beatrix Potter on July 28, 1866, in London, England, Potter is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. Don't miss the items used in the illustrations from The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Her books, her art, her Herdwick sheep and her indomitable spirit are all part of her enormous legacy. In 1913, at the age of forty-seven, Beatrix Potter married Heelis and moved into Castle Cottage on Castle Farm. By 1896 Potter had developed her own theory of how fungi spores reproduced and wrote a paper, ‘On the Germination of the Spores of Agaricineae‘. Her paper has since been lost. Jan 21, 2016 - Beatrix Potter SAL progress.....or lack of it! But Beatrix proceeded with plans to buy Hill Top Farm, a small working farm in Near Sawrey, a Lake District village then in Lancashire. Her initial attempts proved unsuccessful, but she persevered and eventually it was taken on by Frederick Warne & Company. 3. She wrote and illustrated 28 books, including her 23 Tales which have sold more than 100 million copies. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. It was written in a code she invented herself, which was not deciphered until 1958. Some of her best books, such as The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907), The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908) and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (1908), reflect her delight in the old farmhouse and in farming life. Potter's paternal grandfather, Edmund Potter, from Glossop in Derbyshire, owned what was then the largest calico printing works in England, and later served as a Member of Parliament. This was presented to a meeting of the Linnean Society on 1 April 1897 by one of the mycologists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, since women could not attend Society meetings. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Her family was quite rich. She bequeathed fifteen farms and over 4,000 acres to the National Trust – a gift which protected and conserved the unique Lake District countryside. 8  Herdwick sheep (courtesy of Friends of the Lake District, www.fld.org.uk). As was the custom in families of her class, Beatrix was educated at home by several governesses. The World of Beatrix Potter gives you and your family something to smile about whatever the weather, bringing all the characters to life in a unique way. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. The idea had been turned down by several commercial publishers, but Frederick Warne published it in 1902 after Beatrix agreed to redo her black-and-white illustrations in colour. Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. Beatrix Potter Our Beatrix Potter family room sleeps 4, decorated and themed upon Lakeland author Beatrix Potter’s artwork, some of which are hanging on the walls (prints of course). She became one of the most admired Herdwick breeders in the region and won prizes at all the local shows. 6  Beatrix Potter and William Heelis photographed by Rupert Potter in the garden of 2 Bolton Gardens on the day before their wedding, 14 October 1913  (Frederick Warne Archive) 1705, in 1909, Beatrix honed her ability to observe the details of the most admired breeders. 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