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

April 12, 2017
An online review of our current exhibit, “A Land without Music”, is being featured on the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies website. Visit the BSECS website to...
April 5, 2017
May 15-18, 2017 Mark Salber Phillips, Professor of History at Carleton University, Ottawa  Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole...
Interior of an English workhouse
March 27, 2017
Speaker: Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton, London April 28, 9 am - 3:30 pm The received wisdom is that the ‘Golden Age’ of British caricature ended with the Reform Bill...