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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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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

News

October 12, 2018
For the first time in 176 years, pieces from Horace Walpole’s collection return to Strawberry Hill house in Twickenham, along the banks of the Thames west of London,...
Nicole L. Bouché
July 20, 2018
Summer Greetings from Farmington! Several of our newly minted 2018/19 LWL Fellows are visiting at the moment, with more to come in the weeks ahead.  Our historic campus is...
color print of a crowd looking at prints in a shop window
July 20, 2018
The Library’s extensive collection of digital images has proved to be of immense use to scholars over the years. The old digital library, commonly referred to as the “...