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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.


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Playing in Parts print--Image for Grand Harmonie workshop and concert
February 17, 2017
Grand Harmonie, a musical group that “promotes period-instrument artistry in the United States through inventive, compelling performances of Classical and Romantic repertoire...
February 17, 2017
The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England March 1 through September 29, 2017 Curated by Amy Dunagin Postdoctoral Associate, European Studies...
February 8, 2017
Speaker: Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton, London The received wisdom is that the ‘Golden Age’ of British caricature ended with the Reform Bill of 1832 and the Victorian...