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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 and open to researchers.


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News

October 19, 2017
The library is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition. This online resource complements the current LWL exhibit, Global Encounters and the Archives:...
October 18, 2017
Sue Walker, head of Public Services here at LWL, has written a fascinating blog post about two sixteenth century swan mark books from HW’s collection. “The Swan Marks...
October 16, 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,...