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

July 19, 2017
Wilmarth Lewis’s admiration of Horace Walpole shaped the library that draws readers to Farmington today. But also in the collection is a small group of objects that document...
July 3, 2017
The Lewis Walpole Library announces the launch of a new blog “Horace Walpole at 300” in celebration of the life, works, and collections of Horace Walpole on the occasion of...
June 20, 2017
The Library’s 14-acre campus in Farmington is a peaceful oasis with plenty of space for researchers and staff to observe flora and fauna. From bears to bunnies to birds...