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Beatrix Potter wrote this letter to Noel, who was the son of her governess, Annie Carter, and who had been sick for several months. Beatrix had written a book (about this famous letter) titled My Dear Noel.

Beatrix Potter - Letter written to Noel Moore, the son of Beatrix's last governess and life-long friend, Annie Carter Moore.

Presumably, that drawing towards the middle is a drawing of a naughty boy feeding old gloves to an ostrich.

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The Morgan Library - Beatrix Potter: Letter to Noel Moore, March 1895