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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.


At the library....

The Spring edition of the LWL newsletter is out now. Catch up on the latest happenings at the library and see what our past fellows have been up to. 

News

May 17, 2018
The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to support the exhibition “Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection”  on view at Strawberry...
May 4, 2018
The Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2018-2019. There are eighteen Visiting Fellows and four Travel Grant...
April 6, 2018
The Mysterious Mother: A Staged Reading May 2, 5:30 PM Yale Center for British Art The Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art are collaborating to present...