Yale University -The Lewis Walpole Library

Yale University -The Lewis Walpole Library

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Farmington, CT 06032 , USA

Our Collections

British Theatrical and Literary Prints, 1711-1880, bulk 1770-1820

British Theatrical and Literary Prints is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century engravings and etchings depicting scenes and characters from 267 plays and stories by 112 authors that were published in England and Ireland during those two centuries. The prints are generally small in format—octavo or quarto in size—and most were extracted from publications.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 33

Letters to John Ives, 1771-1779

A collection of thirty-nine letters to the British antiquary and herald John Ives (1751-1776), from several antiquarian colleagues, collectors, and scholars.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 4

Horace Walpole collection, 1725-1797

The collection includes approximately 3,000 letters to and from Horace Walpole as well as other manuscript materials by him, including copies of Aedes Walpolianae and The Mysterious Mother, his commonplace books, his "Books of Materials," and various miscellanies.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 1

Annie Burr Lewis Papers, 1849-1960, bulk 1915-1959

The collection contains correspondence, personal and family papers, and financial records that document the life, interests, and work of the American philanthropist Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis (1902-1959).
Collection ID: LWL MSS 21

Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Papers, 1800-1980, bulk 1926-1979

The Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Papers consists of correspondence, writings, financial records, and other papers documenting the personal and professional activities and interests of the American author, editor, and collector Wilmarth Lewis and his wife Annie Burr Lewis. At their home in Farmington, Connecticut, the Lewises created a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century print, graphic, and manuscript material related to the English author, connoisseur, and collector Horace Walpole (1717-1797), and his circle. Lewis's papers are predominantly related to his work on Walpole, his involvement with organizations including Yale University, the Thacher School, Historic Deerfield, and the National Portrait Gallery, and the Lewises' social and intellectual lives in England, New England, and Washington, D.C.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 20

Annie Burr Lewis and Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Photographs, 1859-1979, bulk 1900-1959

The Annie Burr Lewis and Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Photograph Collection consists of prints, negatives, transparencies, slides, and tintypes that provide visual documentation of the lives, family, friends, and activities of Wilmarth and Annie Burr Lewis. The images range from formal portraits by noted artists such Arnold Genthe and Yousuf Karsh, to hundreds of snapshots taken by friends and family, and by Annie Lewis herself. The material spans a full century in date, from a group of tintypes to photographs of family members through snapshots taken of Wilmarth Lewis before his death in 1979, but most of the images date from the first half of the twentieth century and cover the couple's childhoods through the death of Annie Lewis in 1959.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 22

Walpole family ephemera collection, 1716-1903

A collection of printed portraits, topographical views, real estate advertisements, maps, and other ephemera associated with the English historian and collector Horace Walpole (1717-1797), his family, and their properties. The majority of the items are plates produced for publications, and over half of the collection is related to two of the family's estates, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, Middlesex, and Houghton Hall near King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 17

Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Connecticut Division Financial Records, 1930-1934

The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Connecticut Division Financial Records hold correspondence, donation records and acknowledgements, invoices, receipts, account books, bank records, financial reports, and other documents related to the organization's activities in the state of Connecticut. Although the records do not contain corporate minutes or program-related internal memoranda and correspondence, the division's financial records do provide granular documentation of the workings of the Connecticut chapter.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 24

Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence Editorial Project Records, 1900-1983, bulk 1936-1983

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence Editorial Project Records document the research, planning, editing, publishing, and marketing of W. S. Lewis's scholarly edition of the correspondence of Horace Walpole (1717-1797), issued in forty-eight volumes between 1937 and 1983 by Yale University Press.
Collection ID: LWL MSS 23