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Publicity image for the "Global Encounters and the Arcives" conference with conference title in white text on a teal background with a detail of the western hemisphere from an 18th century map
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, an uncolored etching showing six figures in an interior. Each figure has a body shaped like a ceramic vessel. There is text below the image
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...
Image is detail of the colored print "French flight, or, The grand monarque and the rights of kings supported in a sublime and beautiful manner" by William Dent. A political satire with Burke depicted as Mercury carrying on his shoulders Marie Antoinette who in turn carries Louis XVI.
November 6, 2017
The application period for 2018-2019 has now closed. Awards will be announced in March. The Lewis Walpole Library invites applications to its 2018–2019 fellowship program....
Image is mezzotint of "Horace Walpole youngest son of Sr. Robt. Walpole, Earl of Orford" by James McArdell
October 25, 2017
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Color photo headshot of Nicole Bouché, W. S. Lewis Librarian & Executive Director of the Lewis Walpole Library
October 23, 2017
Greetings from the Lewis Walpole Library, where the new academic year is off to a busy start with a “Walpolooza” of programs celebrating the 300th anniversary of Horace...
color photo of cake made in the shape of Strawberry Hill with writing "Happy 300th Birthday, Hora"ce
October 23, 2017
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Horace Walpole’s birth, the library has planned a series of events throughout the year. Birthday celebrations were held both at...
October 19, 2017
The library is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition. This online resource complements the current LWL exhibit, Global Encounters and the Archives:...