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 and open to researchers.


This week at the library....

Every Wednesday the exhibition gallery is open to the public from 2-4:30, no appointment needed. Please stop in to see our Spring exhibit, The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England, which is open now through September 29, 2017. For more information about the exhibit, please visiting our Exhibitions page. 

News

September 19, 2017
Be sure to register for an upcoming roundtable featuring George Haggerty. The discussants include Jill Campbell, Abby Coykendall, Jason Farr, Caroline Gonda, Paul Kelleher,...
September 18, 2017
Be sure to check out the latest blog post on our Horace Walpole at 300 blog. Christine Rheo Brandner, 2017 LWL Yale Graduate Student Summer Fellow, has written this week...
August 9, 2017
Be sure to check out the latest issue of the LWL Newsletter.