beatrix-potter

A document by Edmund Potter, grandfather of Beatrix Potter.

Being Remarks on that Part of the Second Report of the Commissioners which Recommends the Teaching of Practical Design as Applied to Calico Printing by the State.

John Chapman, 1853.

First edition. 34pp. Unbound. A very good copy.

Edmund Potter (1802-1883), grandfather of Beatrix Potter, was a Manchester industrialist and from 1861 to 1874, a Liberal MP for Carlisle. He was the fourth generation of the Potter family to be in the cloth trade, and the most successful. By mechanising the process of calico printing, he become the largest printer of calico in the world.