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    • Isaac Cruikshank. Salus in fugâ: la France se purge petit à petit, 1789 (Lewis Walpole Library)
    • Fore-edge painting of Strawberry Hill, Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole (Lewis Walpole Library)
    • The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver - Gillray, 1803 (Lewis Walpole Library)
    • Fore-edge painting of the dungeons, Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole (Lewis Walpole Library)
    • Books from the Harvey Cushing/John Jay Whitney Medical Library
    • Hand of Sarah Nelmes from Jenner's Cow pox study
    • View of the Thames from the terrace of Somerset House (Lewis Walpole Library)
    • The trial of John Hart, esq., alderman of London, for adultery and cruelty [London]: ...1780? (Yale Law Library)
    • The trial of Joseph Wall, Esq., late governor of Goree... (Yale Law Library)
    • Design'd, etch'd & publish'd, as the act directs, by Wm. Hogarth, March 20th. 1754 (Yale Law Library)
    • The knave's calendar, or, A step towards the duty of a legislator [London]:..1799 (Yale Law Library)
    • Goethe. Autograph entry from lending list of the Weimarer Landesbibliothek (BRBL)
    • Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre : Ein Roman / Hrsg. von Goethe (BRBL)
    • A new map of the whole world with the trade winds... by H. Moll geographer. (BRBL)

This site provides a central portal for information about key faculty and staff and related collections and activities in the field of eighteenth-century studies at Yale. The website also serves as a resource for prospective faculty and graduate students, visiting fellows, and scholars worldwide.

FEATURED Collection


Lewis Walpole Library

Printmaker: Seymour, Robert, 1798-1836, printmaker.

Title: Enough to make an angel swear, or, Real birds plucking the sham

Call number: 828.00.00.114+ 

Catalog Record

Current Fellows and Visiting Scholars at Yale


Several Yale libraries offer a variety of fellowships to support research focused in the libraries rich collections of eighteenth-century materials. To view current and past fellows and visiting scholars and their research topics, please visit the websites below.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Lewis Walpole Library

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Press


The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History

The Lewis Walpole Series is dedicated to the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century (from the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy to the accession of Queen Victoria), publishing works that open out to new areas of inquiry while also deepening traditional domains of scholarship. The series welcomes work by younger scholars as well as those who have already defined the field, scholars working in literature, history, art history, music, and beyond. 

The series is supported by the Annie Burr Lewis Fund, a gift to Yale from Annie Burr Lewis, wife of the Lewis Walpole Library founder, Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, Yale 1918.