Lewis Walpole Library-Farmington Libraries joint evening talk

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm
Lewis Walpole Library See map
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Event description: 

Horace Walpole and Philanthropy in Eighteenth-Century England

Andrew Rudd, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter

In this talk, Dr. Andrew Rudd (University of Exeter, UK) will explore the rich and exciting world of philanthropy in eighteenth-century England. The talk will focus on the collector and man of letters Horace Walpole (1717-1797), who was a generous, if sometimes eccentric, supporter of the era’s good causes. Walpole’s giving habits illuminate a thriving culture of charitable relief which still finds echoes in philanthropy today.

This talk is presented in collaboration with the Farmington Libraries

Advance registration required