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.


At the library....

The library will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Noddle-island; link to catalog record


The Winter 2019 Newsletter is out now! 

News

February 28, 2019
The academic year 2017/18 was a banner year for the Lewis Walpole Library. We celebrated the tercentenary of Walpole’s birth with an array of well-received scholarly programs...
February 28, 2019
In 2014 the library acquired a blue paper shop album created by the London satiric print publisher George Humphrey (1773?-1831?). George Humphrey was the nephew and successor...
January 30, 2019
On Saturday 19 January the Lewis Walpole Library facilitated a visit to the exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill by the Yale Club of London Art Circle. A group of 20...