Lewis Walpole Library
Coordinates: The Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Connecticut, possesses important collections of eighteenth-century British literary remains, including an unrivalled quantity of Horace Walpole's papers and effects from his estate at Strawberry Hill.
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The collections include eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. It was gathered by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (1895–1979, himself a graduate of Yale in 1918) and his wife Annie Burr Lewis (1902–1959) in a group of eighteenth-century buildings at Farmington. The Lewis Walpole Library was presented to Yale University, of whose Library it forms a department. Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis also left two volumes of memoirs, much of them relevant to the library: Collectors Progress (1946) and One Man's Education (1967).
The Library offers residential fellowships and travel grants, along with exhibitions, lectures, seminars and colloquia.
- The Age of Horace Walpole and Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis: an exhibit marking the fortieth jubilee of the Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence and the fiftieth of the Lewis Walpole Library at Farmington [at] the College Library and the Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, October 29 through November 19, 1973.
- The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence (48 volumes)
- Official Website of the Lewis Walpole Library
- Yale University advertisement: London Review of Books, 8 March 2018, p. 45.
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