• "Discoveries and Delights in the Details of a Life"

    It is a special pleasure to return to the Cotsen Children's Library today and this gathering of the Beatrix Potter Society. Nearly 3 years to the day I was invited to this same podium to celebrate the publication of the Cotsen catalogue. I could scarcely have imagined how important it would be to my own research, and how much I would rely upon it. So to all those who made that reference work possible, Anne Hobbs, Ivy Trent, Judy Taylor Hough, and the Cotsen staff, again my deep appreciation.


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  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery. The Art of Beatrix Potter 1866-1943. Kendal, Cumbria, England: Abbot Hall, [198?].
  • Basso, Enid, Knox, Rowena, and Whalley, Irene (eds). Beatrix Potter and the Lake District: Beatrix Potter studies VII: Papers presented at the Beatrix Society Conference, Ambleside, England, July 1996. London: Beatrix Potter Society, 1997.
  • Basso, Enid, Knox, Rowena, and Whalley, Irene (eds). Beatrix Potter’s Little Books, Beatrix Potter Studies V: Papers presented at the Beatrix Society Conference, Ambleside, England, July 1992. London: Beatrix Potter Society, 1993
  • Battrick, Elizabeth. Beatrix Potter Gardner: An exhibition at the Armitt Museum, Ambleside 22 May- 4 October 2004. Cumbria, England: Armitt Trust, 2004.
  • Battrick, Elizabeth, Armitt Library, Ambleside Ruskin Library, and Ambleside Book Society. Beatrix Potter: The Unknown Years. Ambleside, U.K.: London: Armitt Library & Museum Centre ; F. Warne &, 1999.
  • The Beatrix Potter Society Newsletter. No. 106. London: The Beatrix Potter Society, October 2007
  • Birnam Arts. Beatrix & Charlie. Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland: Birnam Arts, 2014.
  • Brown, Geoff. Herdwicks: Herdwick Sheep and the Lake District. Cumbria, England: Hayloft Publishing LTD, 2009.
  • Bullen, Annie. The Pitkin Guide to Beatrix Potter. Great Britain: Pitkin Publishing, 2009
  • Dalby, Richard. The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration. New York: Gallery Books, 1991.
  • Desmond, Ray. Kew: The History of the Royal Botanic Gardens. London: Harvill Press with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1998.
  • Denyer, Susan. At Home with Beatrix Potter: The Creator of Peter Rabbit. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
  • Godfrey, Rowena (ed.).The Beatrix Potter Society Newsletter: Cumulative Index Numbers.91-100. London: The Beatrix Potter Society
  • Goldthwaite, John. The Natural History of Make-Believe. New York; Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Hobbs, Anne Stevenson and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Beatrix Potter: Artist & Illustrator. London; New York: Frederick Warne, 2005.
  • Hopkins, Tony. The Story of Dewentwater. Crumbria, England: The National Trust, [?]
  • Jacobsen, Elaine and Knox, Rowena (ed.) The Beatrix Potter Society Newsletter: Cumulative Index Numbers.61-80. London: The Beatrix Potter Society
  • James, Phillip. English Book Illustration 1800-1900. London; New York: King Penguin Books, 1947.
  • Jay, Eileen. Beatrix Potter's Manchester Roots and Armitt Connection. Milnthorpe: Beck Publications, 1994.
  • Jay, Eileen and Hall, Jenny. The Tale of London Past: Beatrix Potter’s Archaeological Paintings from the Armitt Collection Ambleside. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1990.
  • Jacobsen, Elaine and Simmons, Veronica. Beatrix Potter Studies, Index to volumes I-VI. London: Beatrix Potter Society, 1998.
  • Linder, Leslie. The Beatrix Potter Papers at Hill Top. Stroud, England: Ian Hodgkins & Company, 1987.
  • Linder, Leslie, Thompson, Bruce, and Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Beatrix Potter 1866-1943 Centenary Exhibition 12 February-20 March 1966. Cumbria, England, Abbot Hall, 1966
  • Potter, Beatrix and Rawnsley, Canon Hardwicke. Peter Rabbit’s Other Tale. London: Beatrix Potter Scociety, 1989.
  • Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Gloucester: a facsimile of the original manuscript and illustrations. New York; London: Frederick Warne & Co., Inc., 1968.
  • Pritchard, J. and Riddle, Brian (eds). Beatrix Potter studies I: Papers presented at the Beatrix Potter Lake District Study Conference, July 1984. Devon, England: Avocet Press, [1985].
  • Riddle Brian, & O'Connell (ed). Beatrix Potter studies II: Papers presented at the Beatrix Potter Lake District Study Conference, July 1986. London: Beatrix Potter Society, 1987
  • Roscoe, Henry E. The Life & Experiences of Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe. London, New York: Macmillan and, Limited; The Macmillan Company, 1906.
  • Sotheby's London. English Literature, History, Children's Books and illustrations including a Royal Military Library from the House of Hanover. December 16, 2010. [auction catalog].
  • Taylor, MA and Rodger, RH. A Fascinating Acquaintance: Charles McIntosh & Beatrix Potter: Their Common Bond in the Natural History of the Dunkeld Area. Perth: Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 1995.
  • Taylor, Judy. Beatrix Potter’s Hedgehogs. London: Beatrix Potter Society, 2012.
  • Tisdale, Miranda and Scoular, Clive. Dear Mr. Cunningham: Letters from Beatrix Potter to the Right Hon. Samuel Cunningham. County Down, Clive Scoular, 2012.