The Collected Letters, Volume 25


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1997; DOI: 10.1215/ed-25-acknowledgements; CL 25: firstpage-25-vii


For help in producing the present volume the editors wish to thank the librarians and staff of the Bodleian Library; the British Library; Edinburgh University Library (particularly the staff of the Special Collections Department and Miss Brenda Moon); the Jagiellonian Library; the National Library of Scotland (particularly Dr. Ian Cunningham and the staff of the Manuscript Department and Dr. Iain Brown); the Library of the Trinity College, Cambridge; the librarian and local reference staff of the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Perkins Library, Duke University (especially Interlibrary Loan Service); and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (particularly its curator, Dr. Vincent Giroud), Yale University. We also wish to express our gratitude to the British Academy for invaluable financial support; Professor David Daiches; the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Arts, its dean, Professor J. Richardson, and the Department of English Literature for their steady support; the late Professor N. Furness; Professors Peter Burian and Lawrence Richardson of the Classics Department, Duke University; the Lorimer Trust; Christopher Strachan for help with classical questions; the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland, in particular the curators of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan; Dr. Owen Dudley Edwards; Peter Scott and the staff of Computer Support, University of Edinburgh; Irmgard Burns; and Sheila McIntosh. We are also grateful to the staff of the Duke University Press who constantly seek to make our volumes as readable and attractive as possible.

Finally we would like to acknowledge with esteem and fondness our colleague Hilary J. Smith, whose name appears for the last time in the series on the title page of this volume. It is quite possible that she knows as much about the domestic lives of the Carlyles as anyone now living, and it is certain that she is matchless in reading their handwriting. Having worked with the letters in this edition for more than twenty-five years, she has recently retired from the project. We honor her and will forever remember her enormous help with the letters already printed and the many more to be published hereafter.