January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2003; DOI: 10.1215/ed-31-acknowledgements; CL 31: firstpage-31-ix-lastpage-31-x


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 are also grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which generously awarded the project a three-year collaborative research grant. This grant has funded the planning and construction of a Web edition of the Carlyle Letters. We are extremely grateful for the ongoing advice of Paolo Mangiafico of Information Technology Services at Perkins Library, Duke University; and we extend our thanks for early critiques to David Chesnutt of the Model Editions Partnerships at the University of South Carolina and to Natalia Smith of the DocSouth project at the University of North Carolina. Brent E. Kinser, who joined the Duke Carlyle Office in April 2001, now serves as coordinator of the eCarlyle project in addition to his editorial service to the print edition. His eCarlyle team includes stylesheet designer Rod Franco and copy editors Philip Kowalski, Robert Martinez, Ian Oakes, Mary Ann Gobble, and Sarah Wolfe. DNC Data Systems of New Bombay, India, has electronically encoded the existing volumes of the Carlyle Letters.

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, Oxford University; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections; Lin and Geoff Skippings, curators of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and the National Trust; Fiona and Michael Auchterlonie, curators of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan, and the National Trust for Scotland; Duke University Library; Edinburgh Central Library; Edinburgh University Library, its librarian, the late Ian Mowat, and its head of Special Collections, Richard Ovenden, and his staff; the Ewart Library, Dumfries; the Local History Centre, Haddington Public Library, and its librarians, Chris Roberts and Veronica Wallace; Alys Blakeway, Robin Freeman, Val Russell, and Philippa Stevens of Hampshire Local Studies Library, Winchester; Leslie Morris and Jeannie Rathbun of the Houghton Library, Harvard University (the Dwight and Twisleton material is published by permission of the Houghton Library); the Howard family and Castle Howard Archives, York; the Huntington Library, California, and Gayle Barkley; the Jagiellonian Library, Cracow; the Manchester Central Library; the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum; at the National Library of Scotland, the librarians Ian McGowan and Martin Wade, Murray Simpson and the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; Trinity College Library, Dublin; and the William Brown Central Library of Liverpool.

We wish to thank Peter Burian and Lawrence Richardson of the Duke University Classical Studies Department; Cason Lynley and Carolyn Siefken of Duke University Press; the dean and Faculty of Arts and the Department of English Literature, Edinburgh University; Peter Scott, Christina Hussell, and Bob O'Malley of Edinburgh University Computing Service; Hamish MacAndrew and Bob Bent of Edinburgh University Research and Innovation; Julie Lawson and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Rosemary Ashton; Owen Dudley Edwards; David Levy of George Mason University; Anne Mason; Tony McKinley; his honor Ian McLean for information on Dr. Samuel Brown's family; Tom Raworth; Joseph Scott for his work on Carlyle's half-brother John in Canada; Christopher Strachan; Virginia Surtees; John Sutherland; Rodger Tarr; Uta Thompson; Jonathan Usher; and Neil Young. We remain very grateful to members of the Carlyle family. A particular tribute must be paid to David Southern for the valuable part he continues to play as managing editor of the Duke Carlyle Letters office. We also thank Maura High as copy editor to this volume.