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Beatrix Potter

Autographed Framed Display

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Helen Beatrix Potter (July 28 1866 – December 22, 1943), English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children's books, featuring animals such as those in 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit,' which celebrated the British landscape and country life, authentic, autographed receipt

Signed “H.B. Heelis,” 4.25 x 2.5 inches. Hawkshead, March 1, 1928. Filled out by Helen Beatrix Potter Heelis. Lightly stamped on top “Hawkshead and District Nursing Association.” Ornate border at left.

Canon Thomas Henry Irving was Vicar at St. Michael and All Angels in Hawkshead from 1909-1927. After the Influenza Epidemic of 1918, Irving concluded that there was a need for a trained nurse and was prepared to support the necessary fundraising. The District Nursing Association approved the Hawkshead District Nurse Association application in October 1919. The minimum subscription was set at 2 shillings 6 pence. Non-subscribers would pay 6 pence per “Queen’s Nurse” visit. Helen Beatrix Potter Heelis, who had married William Heelis in 1913, was elected Treasurer of the local committee. She later served as Honorary Treasurer and acting Secretary of the Hawkshead and District Nursing Association.

The receipt is housed in a custom double matte, with a printed photograph of the 1890 book 'A Happy Pair,' the first to ever publication to feature Potter's illustrations. Complete with an archival, museum quality frame for a finished size of 12 x 18 inches.

In very good condition.

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