AKA Helen Beatrix Potter Born: 28-Jul-1866Birthplace: London, England Died: 22-Dec-1943Location of death: Sawrey, Lancashire, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at her estate, Sawrey, England)Gender: Female Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Artist, Author Nationality: England Executive summary: Peter Rabbit British children's book author and illustrator. She drew watercolor illustrations, usually of farmyard animals.She kept a diary from age fifteen onwards, writing in a secret code that was only cracked fifteen years after her death.

She was engaged to publisher Frederick Warne's son Norman in 1905, but he died from leukemia a month after proposing.

After her marriage to William Heelis in 1913, her writing declined in frequency, especially as her eyesight worsened.

Dates: July 28, 1866 - December 22, 1943Also known as: Helen Potter, Helen Beatrix Potter, Mrs.

Heelis After an isolated childhood, and for much of her life controlled by her parents, Beatrix Potter explored scientific illustration and investigation before giving up in the face of exclusion from scientific circles.

Her father, a non-practicing barrister, enjoyed painting and photography.

Beatrix Potter was raised mainly by governesses and servants.

She spent the last thirty years of her life raising sheep.

Potter left most of her property to the British National Trust, which created the Lake District National Park.

The sale spans over 350 separate lots and the total pre-sale estimate is between £200,000 to £250,000.