Welcome

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for eighteenth-century studies and an essential resource for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include important holdings of eighteenth-century British prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, paintings, and decorative arts. Given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (1895-1979) and Annie Burr Lewis (1902-1959), the Lewis Walpole Library is located in Farmington, Connecticut, in several eighteenth-century buildings on a fourteen-acre campus. The Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment.


This week at the library....

Every Wednesday the exhibition gallery is open to the public from 2-4:30, no appointment needed. Come see “Character Mongers, or, Trading in People on Paper in the Long 18th Century” on view through January 27.

News

January 11, 2017
Applications are still being accepted  for the Charles A Ryskamp Fellowship for undergraduates and our Summer Fellowship for Yale Graduate students. See our Fellowships page...
Playing in Parts print--Image for Grand Harmonie workshop and concert
January 11, 2017
Grand Harmonie, a musical group that “promotes period-instrument artistry in the United States through inventive, compelling performances of Classical and Romantic repertoire...
January 11, 2017
Don’t miss your chance to see our current exhibition, Character Mongers, or, Trading in People on Paper in the Long 18th Century, on view until January 27.  Every...