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list of bird species
June 3, 2019
By Scott Poglitsch Since 2016, Catalog Assistant Scott Poglitsch has kept a yearly list of birds seen from the fourteen-acre library campus and has led informal bird walks...
inscription in book
May 30, 2019
By Eileen Horansky The provenance, ownership inscriptions, and other markings made in books by their previous owners offer researchers important clues as to how readers...
Headshot portrait of woman with glasses and short brown hair
February 28, 2019
The academic year 2017/18 was a banner year for the Lewis Walpole Library. We celebrated the tercentenary of Walpole’s birth with an array of well-received scholarly programs...
color print of a king and queen, their bodies in enormous green bags
February 28, 2019
In 2014 the library acquired a blue paper shop album created by the London satiric print publisher George Humphrey (1773?-1831?). George Humphrey was the nephew and successor...
color photo of people standing in a long room with elaborate gothic ceiling and paintings
January 30, 2019
On Saturday 19 January the Lewis Walpole Library facilitated a visit to the exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill by the Yale Club of London Art Circle. A group of 20...
color photo of a red barn with golden autumn leaves on trees behind
November 12, 2018
As fall in New England envelopes the Lewis Walpole Library campus in a riot of seasonal color, a glorious transformation of quite another sort is unfolding at Strawberry Hill...
color photo of two men moving a crate, a woman walking beside it, a truck in back
October 31, 2018
First discussed in 2015, Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill opened on Oct. 20. Years of planning and work went into creating an exhibition on this scale, spanning the globe...