Original Manuscript of "The Tailor of Gloucester"

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Original Manuscript of

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Item No: bpc000090
Title: Original Manuscript of "The Tailor of Gloucester"
Additional Title: The Tailor of Gloucester
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Beatrix Potter wrote this story, accompanied by 12 watercolor illustrations, and gave it to Freda Moore (the daughter of her friend and former governess) as a Christmas gift. Around the same time, she prepared an abridged version, with both redrawn and new illustrations, for private publication in a limited edition. In 1903 came a further shortened version, published by Frederick Warne & Co, with more redrawn and new illustrations. The Rare Book Department also owns several copies of both the privately printed and the Warne 1903 first edition, although this manuscript is one-of-a-kind.

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1901
Call Number: RBD BP Mss 97-528
Creator Name: Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943 - Author

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