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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The Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants

The Lewis Walpole Library invites applications for its 2019-2020 Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants program. Applications will be accepted beginning November 5, 2018, and the deadline is January 7, 2019.

The library offers four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, together with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Lewis Walpole Library offers an eight-week residential fellowship for research in both collections.

For details see the Fellowship Program information page

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November 12, 2018
As fall in New England envelopes the Lewis Walpole Library campus in a riot of seasonal color, a glorious transformation of quite another sort is unfolding at Strawberry Hill...
October 31, 2018
First discussed in 2015, Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill opened on Oct. 20. Years of planning and work went into creating an exhibition on this scale, spanning the globe...
October 31, 2018
Loans make up an important part of the Outreach program at the LWL. The Library loans collection materials in support of exhibitions at sister repositories at Yale as well as...