1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2001; DOI: 10.1215/ed-29-acknowledgements; CL 29: firstpage-29-vii-lastpage-29-viii


The editors again express their particular gratitude to the British Academy, which has made the Carlyle Letters a British Academy Research Project, and to the members of its Committee on Academy Research Projects and its assistant secretary, Kenneth Emond. We likewise are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which generously awarded the project a three-year collaborative research grant. Our particular thanks go to Margot Wells Backas for her advice and assistance in preparing the NEH application.

We also recognize a continued indebtedness and gratitude for help and permissions to the Beinecke Library, Yale University; the librarians, staff, and those responsible for the Bodleian Library, particularly Clare Brown; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections; the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Edinburgh Central Library; Duke University's Perkins Library; Leslie Morris and Jeannie Rathbun of the Houghton Library, Harvard University; the Jagiellonian Library, Cracow; the Manchester Central Library; the William Brown Central Library of Liverpool; the Edinburgh University Library, its librarian, Ian Mowat, and its head of Special Collections, Richard Ovenden, and his staff; the National Library of Scotland, its librarian, Ian McGowan, and Murray Simpson and the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; Jenni Calder of the National Museums of Scotland; the Local History Centre, Haddington Public Library, and its librarians, Chris Roberts and Veronica Wallace; Trinity College Library, Dublin; and the Howard family and Castle Howard Archives, York. We further wish to thank Consignia for its support, particularly Martin Cummins and John Ward; the Dean and Faculty of Arts and the Department of English Literature, Edinburgh University; Peter Scott and Bob O'Malley of Edinburgh University Computing Service; Peter Burian and Lawrence Richardson of the Duke University Greek and Latin departments; Paul Mangiafico of the Duke Scriptorium; Tony McKinley; Uta Thompson, formerly curator of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and the National Trust; Fiona Auchterlonie, curator of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan, Martin Gostwick of Hugh Miller's Cottage, Cromarty, both of the National Trust for Scotland; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Rosemary Ashton; David Daiches; Owen Dudley Edwards; Brent Kinser; Anne Mason; Joseph Scott for his work on Carlyle's half-brother John in Canada; Graham Storey; Christopher Strachan; Virginia Surtees; John Sutherland; Liz Sutherland; Rodger Tarr; and Jonathan Usher. A particular tribute must be paid to David Southern for the valuable part he continues to play as Managing Editor of the Duke Carlyle office, where his contribution is well beyond the call of duty.

As from the publication of this volume, Professor K. J. Fielding will give up his senior editorship, while remaining as advisory editor.

With great sadness, we note the death of Robert Mirandon (1935–2001), copy editor through volume 29 of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. With the project from the first volumes, he developed with editor Charles Richard Sanders and others the rules for its particular editorial style. His work has been invaluable and will be much missed.