“To make a collection that stores up something of importance to society and then place it at society’s disposal is to store up civilization for posterity’s use.”      Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis

The Lewis Walpole Library seeks to be an active partner in the educational process at Yale and throughout the scholarly world. The library acquires and makes available to researchers books and other printed texts, manuscripts, prints, drawings, paintings, and decorative arts in Farmington.  In addition, the library facilitates discovery of and access to selected collection materials remotely through Yale’s library catalog, online collections, databases, podcasts, and a blog. The Fellowship and Travel Grant awards support study at the library each year. The library is open to researchers.

Horace Walpole Correspondence 

Digital Collections

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Collection

Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions Blog