Blogs, Publications, and Podcasts


Scholars’ Progress is intended to be a place for scholars who have worked with Lewis Walpole Library collections to present work in progress, new discoveries and connections they have made within the library’s holdings, and new enterprises and speculation emerging from their work. The blog is inspired by library founder W.S. Lewis’s vision that the library  be “a center for eighteenth-century studies under pleasant circumstances [that would] offer opportunities for fresh enterprises and speculation” for scholars. 

Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions features new additions of early materials to the Lewis Walpole Library’s collection. Images and links are included. Automatic subscription via email or RSS feed is available. 

Horace Walpole at 300, created in 2017 to coincide with the 300th anniversary of Horace Walpole’s birth, celebrates his life, works, and collections. This year-long blog featured items from the Lewis Walpole Library’s collection associated with Walpole. Each new blog post looked at something that Walpole either owned, wrote, had printed at his Strawberry Hill Press, or in some way was closely connected with him. Alternating with entries by current Lewis Walpole Library staff and former Fellows are chapters from W.S. Lewis’s Rescuing Horace Walpole, reproduced here with permission of the Yale University Press.


image of the dustjacket of "Hogarth's Legacy" volume showing the colored print  "The celebrated & Reverend T. Screech Me Dead attacking the devil in his strong hold"The library continues its long tradition of publication both in print and online.

The occasional monographic series Miscellaneous Antiquities was begun by Horace Walpole in the eighteenth century, revived by Wilmarth Lewis in the early twentieth century, and resumed by former Executive Director Margaret Powell several years ago. 

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence, edited by W.S. Lewis, published in print over a span of fifty years and totalling 48 volumes, has been digitized and is presented free of charge online. 

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Collection Database, initially developed by the Lewis Walpole Library to support research for the exhibition and for the renovation of the house itself, encompasses a range of art and artifacts from Walpole’s collections, including all items whose location is currently known and those as yet untraced but known through a variety of historical records. 

Yale University Press Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History


The library presents two collections of podcasts as part of Yale University on iTunes U.

Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century covers a variety of topics drawn from the collection. 

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill focuses on Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. 


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