Rescuing Horace Walpole and Re-Discovering W.S. Lewis: a Collector Revealed

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To mark the fortieth anniversary of the gift of W.S. Lewis’s house in Main Street and his collection to Yale University, the Lewis Walpole Library has mounted an exhibition ‘Rescuing Horace Walpole: the Achievement of W.S. Lewis’. On Monday 28 October the exhibition’s curator, Stephen Clarke, will give a talk on the story of Lewis’s collecting; how it was driven, the skills he deployed, and the web of friendships, archives, scholars and acquisitions that converted a young bibliophile Farmington resident into an internationally recognised figure, and permanently linked Farmington to Yale University.

Presented by Stephen Clarke, Curator of the Lewis Walpole Library’s 40th anniversary exhibition, “Rescuing Horace Walpole: The Achievement of W.S. Lewis,” and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool.


PLEASE NOTE: Program will take place at Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street.