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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.


News

Caroline Winterer giving lecture
June 3, 2019
Caroline Winterer’s lecture “Was There an American Enlightenment?” on April 4 drew an audience of more than 100 people to the Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall....
June 3, 2019
This year’s bumper crop of forty-eight applications for visiting fellowships and travel grants, representing scholars from thirty-four institutions from Africa, Asia,...
June 3, 2019
By Cynthia Roman In January the Lewis Walpole Library sponsored the first of an ongoing series of workshops that will focus on the topographical view. The program will...