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.


This week at the library....

Every Wednesday the exhibition gallery is open to the public from 2-4:30, no appointment needed. Please stop in to see our Fall exhibit, Global Encounters and the Archives: Great Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole, which is open now through March 2, 2018. For more information about the exhibit, please visit our Exhibitions page. 

News

January 22, 2018
Stay up-to-date with the latest LWL happenings by checking out the newest edition of the LWL Newsletter. 
January 18, 2018
As part of the Lewis Walpole Library’s celebration of Horace Walpole’s tercentenary and the 100th anniversary of W.S. Lewis’s Yale class of 1918, the library is working with...
Still life a l'hollandois
January 12, 2018
The anonymous 1779 etching, Still Life: a’ l’Hollandois, offers a complex visual critique of Dutch character and culture.  Unlike more typical visual caricatures of the Dutch...