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The Linda Lear papers on Beatrix Potter

 Collection
Identifier: MS002

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.

Dates

  • 1820 - 2019

Extent

15 Linear Feet (This collection contains 35 document boxes and 2 oversized folders.)

Arrangement

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.
Title
Inventory of the The Linda Lear papers on Beatrix Potter
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Linda Lear

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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