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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.


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News

June 16, 2020
“Black Bodies and Neoclassical Whiteness in the Age of Undress” Lewis Walpole Library Online Lecture June 24, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT Dr. Amelia Rauser, Professor of Art History,...
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April 3, 2020
For those in need of a little distraction, check out our new Puzzles page. Our Public Services Librarian Sue Walker has created some fun 18th century themed word searches and...
March 31, 2020
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