In she bought a large sheep farm in the Troutbeck Valley called Troutbeck Park Farm , formerly a deer park, restoring its land with thousands of Herdwick sheep. This established her as one of the major Herdwick sheep farmers in the county. She was admired by her shepherds and farm managers for her willingness to experiment with the latest biological remedies for the common diseases of sheep, and for her employment of the best shepherds, sheep breeders, and farm managers.
By the late s Potter and her Hill Top farm manager Tom Storey had made a name for their prize-winning Herdwick flock, which took many prizes at the local agricultural shows, where Potter was often asked to serve as a judge. Potter had been a disciple of the land conservation and preservation ideals of her long-time friend and mentor, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley , the first secretary and founding member of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.
She supported the efforts of the National Trust to preserve not just the places of extraordinary beauty but also those heads of valleys and low grazing lands that would be irreparably ruined by development. She was also an authority on the traditional Lakeland crafts, period furniture and stonework. She restored and preserved the farms that she bought or managed, making sure that each farm house had in it a piece of antique Lakeland furniture.
Potter was interested in preserving not only the Herdwick sheep , but also the way of life of fell farming. In the Heelises became partners with the National Trust in buying and managing the fell farms included in the large Monk Coniston Estate. The estate was composed of many farms spread over a wide area of north-western Lancashire, including the Tarn Hows.
Potter was the de facto estate manager for the Trust for seven years until the National Trust could afford to buy most of the property back from her. Her stewardship of these farms earned her wide regard, but she was not without her critics, not the least of which were her contemporaries who felt she used her wealth and the position of her husband to acquire properties in advance of their being made public. She was notable in observing the problems of afforestation , preserving the intake grazing lands, and husbanding the quarries and timber on these farms.
All her farms were stocked with Herdwick sheep and frequently with Galloway cattle.
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Potter continued to write stories and to draw, although mostly for her own pleasure. Her books in the late s included the semi-autobiographical The Fairy Caravan , a fanciful tale set in her beloved Troutbeck fells. Sister Anne , Potter's version of the story of Bluebeard , was written especially for her American readers, but illustrated by Katharine Sturges. Potter was a generous patron of the Girl Guides , whose troupes she allowed to make their summer encampments on her land, and whose company she enjoyed as an older woman.
Potter and William Heelis enjoyed a happy marriage of thirty years, continuing their farming and preservation efforts throughout the hard days of World War II. Although they were childless, Potter played an important role in William's large family, particularly enjoying her relationship with several nieces whom she helped educate, and giving comfort and aid to her husband's brothers and sisters.
Potter died of complications from pneumonia and heart disease on 22 December at Castle Cottage, and her remains were cremated at Carleton Crematorium. Hers was the largest gift at that time to the National Trust, and it enabled the preservation of the land now included in the Lake District National Park and the continuation of fell farming. The central office of the National Trust in Swindon was named "Heelis" in in her memory.
William Heelis continued his stewardship of their properties and of her literary and artistic work for the twenty months he survived her. When he died in August he left the remainder to the National Trust.
Potter left almost all the original illustrations for her books to the National Trust. On 1 January , the copyright expired in the UK and other countries with a years-after-death limit. Hill Top Farm was opened to the public by the National Trust in ; her artwork was displayed there until when it was moved to William Heelis's former law offices in Hawkshead , also owned by the National Trust as the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Potter gave her folios of mycological drawings to the Armitt Library and Museum in Ambleside before her death.
The book The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots , with illustrations by Quentin Blake ,  was published 1 September , to mark the th anniversary of Potter's birth. In , The Art of Beatrix Potter: Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach was published after San Francisco publisher Chronicle Books decided to mark the th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth by showing that she was "far more than a 19th-century weekend painter. She was an artist of astonishing range. In December , the asteroid Beatrixpotter , discovered by Belgian astronomer Eric Elst in , was named in her memory.
There are many interpretations of Potter's literary work, the sources of her art, and her life and times. These include critical evaluations of her corpus of children's literature, and Modernist interpretations of Humphrey Carpenter and Katherine Chandler. Potter's country life and her farming have been discussed in the work of Susan Denyer and other authors in the publications of The National Trust , such as Beatrix Potter at Home in the Lake District In , a ballet film was released, The Tales of Beatrix Potter , directed by Reginald Mills, set to music by John Lanchbery with choreography by Frederick Ashton , and performed in character costume by members of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera House orchestra.
The first of the eight-book series is Tale of Hill Top Farm , which deals with Potter's life in the Lake District and the village of Near Sawrey between and Jeremy Fisher, Leslie Fanelli as Mrs. John Patrick has released several clips of his upcoming film to YouTube. This dramatization of her life was written by John Hawkesworth , directed by Bill Hayes, and starred Holly Aird and Penelope Wilton as the young and adult Beatrix, respectively. In , Chris Noonan directed Miss Potter , a biographical film of Potter's life focusing on her early career and romance with her editor Norman Warne.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the author. For the sociologist and reformer born Beatrice Potter, see Beatrice Webb. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 August Frederick Warne, Retrieved 15 January North-West Evening Mail. Archived from the original on 28 July Retrieved 19 September Rupert came into his father's estate over the course of several years, , and The Potters were comfortable but they did not live exclusively on inherited wealth; Lane, The Tale of Beatrix Potter , p. The Magic Years of Beatrix Potter. Lane depicts Potter's childhood as much more restricted than either or Potter's two later biographers.
Taylor and R. Rodger, eds. Linnean Society. Retrieved 1 November Archived from the original PDF on 13 May She liked to memorise his plays by heart. She began eight Uncle Remus drawings in the same year she began writing the Peter Rabbit picture letters to Noel Moore, completing the last in Turner was the first artist to impress her. Daphne Beatrix Potter: Writing in Code. Retrieved 8 July The Story of Beatrix Potter.
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