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- Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979 13
- Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 8
- Lewis, Annie Burr Auchincloss, 1902-1959 4
- Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780 3
- Hudson, Elizabeth 3
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- Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Hodges), 1906- 2
- Berry, Mary, 1763-1852 2
- Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975 2
- Chapman, R. W. (Robert William), 1881-1960 2
- Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 2
- Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810 2
- Hazen, Allen T. (Allen Tracy), 1904-1977 2
- Ketton-Cremer, R. W. (Robert Wyndham), 1906-1969 2
- Kilby, Clyde S., 1902-1986 2
- Lam, George L. (George Lorant), 1909-1970 2
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Call Number: LWL MSS 3
Scope and Contents: The Angelo Family Papers contains letters, photographs, legal documents, and other papers related to the family of Domenico Angelo, who ran a fashionable fencing and riding academy in London from the 1750s to the 1780s. The materials were collected by a descendant, John Cecil Cortlandt Angelo, who had arranged them in a small annotated notebook along with letters he received from two of his Van Cortlandt cousins in America, and others interested in his Angelo ancestors. Among the...
Dates: 1762-1939, bulk 1762-1834
Call Number: LWL MSS 33
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1711-1880, bulk 1770-1820
Call Number: LWL MSS 11
Overview: The W. S. Lewis Collection of Marie du Deffand contains correspondence and other papers created, owned by, or relating to Marie Anne de Vichy Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780), a friend and correspondent of the English author Horace Walpole. The collection was compiled by author, editor, and collector Wilmarth S. Lewis (1895-1979). It includes letters exchanged between du Deffand and her wide circle of friends and acquaintances, manuscripts including verses, essays, memoirs, word...
Dates: 1706-1858, bulk 1760-1780
Call Number: LWL MSS 42
Scope and Contents: The Lewis Walpole Library Collection of Prints after William Hogarth contains more than 500 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century etchings and engravings that reproduce the works of William Hogarth (1697-1764), the influential British painter and printmaker. Hogarth and his art have been a long-standing focus of debates about copying and copyright dating from his lifetime to the present day. The commercial success of his work made his images a target for both legitimate or authorized copies and...
Dates: 1749-1875, bulk 1793-1870
Call Number: LWL MSS 21
Overview: 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).
Dates: 1849-1960, bulk 1915-1959
Call Number: LWL MSS 22
Overview: 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...
Dates: 1859-1979, bulk 1900-1959
Call Number: 125 L979
Overview: The Lewis Walpole Library Sales and Auction Catalog Collection—comprised of catalogs, lists, and pamphlets issued by a wide range of booksellers, art dealers, and major and minor auction houses—was largely assembled by author, editor, and collector Wilmarth S. Lewis (1895-1979). The collection spans the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and reflects Lewis’s various scholarly interests, which were primarily centered on the life and work of English author and antiquarian Horace Walpole and his...
Dates: 1900-2018, bulk 1950-1979
Call Number: LWL MSS 20
Overview: 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...
Dates: 1800-1980, bulk 1926-1979
Call Number: LWL MSS 27
Overview: The Norton Nicholls Correspondence collection contains letters the British clergyman received from friends and acquaintances, and letters he wrote to a close friend, the poet Thomas Gray, and to his mother Jane Floyer Nicholls. Also present is Nicholls's short "Prayer to be use before inoculation" and two letters from Sir Horace Mann to unidentified recipients.
Call Number: LWL MSS 39
Overview: The collection consists of letters sent to George Selwyn by nearly one hundred friends, associates, and family members; they range in content from short formal notes of invitation to long and descriptive letters from friends in his social and political circles. Also present are five letters written by Selwyn to colleagues and unidentified recipients.
Call Number: LWL MSS 38
Overview: The W. S. Lewis Collection of George Townshend Correspondence holds approximately 350 letters sent to and by George Townshend (1724-1807) primarily during his tenure as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the years 1767 through 1772. The bulk of the collection is held in Series I, where most of the letters concern military and political topics, with some more personal and family correspondence. Many of the writers were appealing to Townshend for patronage appointments in regiments, bishoprics, and...
Dates: 1708-1800, bulk 1766-1772
Call Number: LWL MSS 29
Overview: The collection contains correspondence and research materials related to publications on Horace Walpole edited by Helen Toynbee and Paget Toynbee, as well as press clippings documenting the reception of their work.
Call Number: LWL MSS 37
Overview: The Sir Edward Walpole and Dorothy Clement Family Papers hold more than six hundred letters exchanged during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries between members of the Walpole and Clement families, primarily the children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews of Sir Edward Walpole and his common-law wife Dorothy Clement. The correspondents—predominantly women—lived in and around London, and wrote of their social and family activities, current events, and their affection...
Call Number: LWL MSS 17
Overview: 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.
Call Number: LWL MSS 1
Overview: 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.
Call Number: LWL MSS 16
Overview: The Thomas Walpole Family Papers contain approximately 400 letters and other papers, mostly dating from the 1760s through the 1830s, that document the commercial, financial, political, legal, and diplomatic ventures of four generations of one branch of the Walpole family in England, being Thomas Walpole (1727-1803), his sons Thomas Walpole (1755-1840) and Lambert Theodore Walpole (1757-1798), grandson Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898), and great-grandson Sir Spencer Walpole (1839-1907).
Dates: 1751-1972, bulk 1765-1835
Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Connecticut Division Financial Records
Call Number: LWL MSS 24
Overview: 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...
Call Number: LWL MSS 23
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1900-1983, bulk 1936-1983