The Linda Lear papers on Beatrix Potter
About the collection
Linda Lear, award-winning biographer of Rachel Carson (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature published in 1997 and reprinted by Houghton Mifflin in 2009, has given Connecticut College her research archive for her biography of Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, was first published by St. Martin's Press in 2008. During the course of her research, Dr. Lear compiled a substantial archive of manuscripts, largely copied from other repositories and private collections, documenting Beatrix Potter's childhood and her career as an author and illustrator, naturalist, and conservationist.
- 1820 - 2019
15 Linear Feet (This collection contains 35 document boxes and 2 oversized folders.)
Language of Materials
This series is organized into three series with subseries as needed. Series I.Chapter research materials,1820-2019; Series II.Beatrix Potter, A life in Nature publication materials,2000-2007; and Series III Related research materials,1866-2016.
- Inventory of the The Linda Lear papers on Beatrix Potter
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Linda Lear
Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository
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