- Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
- Title: Horace Walpole letter, Strawberry Hill, to Hannah More, 1789 July 10 : autograph manuscript signed, fragment.
- Production: Twickenham, England, 1789 July 10.
LWL MSS 1
Acquired May 2021
LWL MSS 1
Acquired May 2021
“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from skein which Lady Elizabeth Laura, centre, is holding; a curtain, pillars and trees behind them; after Reynolds (Mannings 1810); proof before letters, but with scratched production and publication detail.”–British Museum online catalogue.
Folio 49 3636 no. 8++ (Oversize)
Acquired November 2017
Genealogical table of the Walpole family starting with Edward I and Reginald de Walpole, and ending with descendants born by January 1776.
486 22+++ Roll
Acquired October 2015
Bound in contemporary crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt edges, by Taylor & Hessey; with fore-edge paintings of Windsor Castle (v. 1) and Strawberry Hill (v. 2). Both volumes with the signatures of Miss Mt. Rigden on first blank.
Acquired October 2011.
An album of amateur etchings, mostly by Charlton Wollaston and The Hon. Booth Grey, and a few pen and grey wash landscape sketches and portraits. Many of the etchings are represented by multiple impressions and variant states, and on various paper stocks. Also mounted in the album is a copy of a bust of a man by Miss Clarke, from College-Green Worcester and dated 1789. Some later prints, mounted on 19th century photolithographs. The etchings represent country scenes — thatched cottages, peasants, farms and farm animals, and peasants at work — as well as views of churches, villages, ruins, and landscapes with row boats and skiffs on rivers. Also included are several engravings and prints from published works on various topics including a large engraving of Greek sculptural elements pasted on the inside of the back cover.
Acquired September, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.
Bound in 19th century half brown morocco, fully gilt spine, with a portion of the original blue upper wrapper tipped onto front flyleaf. One of 25 large paper copies (Royal quarto), with the additional 58 p. price list bound in. Also tipped in: a letter dated 23 Dec. 1850 from the London bookseller Thomas Thorpe.
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Acquired November, 2010 by the Lewis Walpole Library.
Mount Edgcumbe, Richard Edgcumbe, Earl of, 1764-1839
Prologue written by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and spoken by him at the opening of the theatre, Strawberry Hill, Nov. 1800.
Published: [England] : [s.n.], [1804?]
Lewis Walpole Library recent acquisition: February, 2010