A collection of Beatrix Potter letters, hand-written by the author of countless children’s classics, has sold at Berkshire auction house, Dawson’s, for £12,400 with buyer’s premium.
Bought by a London-based buyer, the five letters, dated from 1942 and 1943, reveal Potter’s challenges running her farm in the Lake District and seeking advice from renowned professor of agriculture, James Alec Hanley.
The collection of letters was sold by a descendant of the professor.
Dawson’s auctioneer and valuer Joseph Trinder commented, “These letters are incredibly rare due to their provenance and, secondly, their subject matter, which touches upon a part of Potter’s life that is far less known when compared to her literary career.”
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