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W. S. Lewis Collection of Marie du Deffand

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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

Letters to John Ives

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Call Number: LWL MSS 4
Overview: A collection of thirty-nine letters to the British antiquary and herald John Ives (1751-1776), from several antiquarian colleagues, collectors, and scholars.
Dates: 1771-1779

Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Papers

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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

Walpole family ephemera collection

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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.
Dates: 1716-1903

Horace Walpole collection

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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.
Dates: 1725-1797

Thomas Walpole Family Papers

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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

Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence Editorial Project Records

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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