January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2007; DOI: 10.1215/ed-35-acknowledgements; CL 35: ix-xi


The editors are very grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Council for its award of funding for three years from October 2006 to September 2009 to support the Edinburgh editorial team and office. The editors again express their gratitude to the British Academy, which made the Carlyle Letters a British Academy Research Project and continues to support us with an annual grant, and to the members of its Committee on Academy Research Projects and its assistant secretary, Ken Emond. We are also particularly grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which has generously awarded the project a three-year grant under the auspices of its Scholarly Editions program. The grant provides funding for the maintenance of the Carlyle Letters office at Duke University Press and for the conversion of existing volumes to an electronic format, The Carlyle Letters Online. A second generous grant from the Research Libraries Program of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation has helped to defray the initial cost of refining and launching the online edition.

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 of the electronic edition to David Chesnutt, formerly of the Model Editions Partnership at the University of South Carolina, and to Natalia Smith of the DocSouth project at the University of North Carolina. Brent E. Kinser serves as coordinating editor of The Carlyle Letters Online in addition to his editorial service to the print edition. DNC Data Systems of New Bombay, India, has electronically encoded the existing volumes of the Carlyle Letters.

We recognize a continued indebtedness and gratitude for help and permissions to the following institutions and their staff: the Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and the help of librarian Karen Nangle; the librarians, staff, and those responsible for the Bodleian Library; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Tom Barclay, Reference and Local History Librarian, Carnegie Library, Ayr; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections; the National Trust and Lin and Geff Skippings, curators of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and Jo Eaton; Dave Walker, archivist, Chelsea Public Library; the National Trust for Scotland and Fiona and Michael Auchterlonie, formerly curators of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan; the Rare Book Room of Butler Library, Columbia University, and librarians Tara C. Craig, Tanya Chebotarev, and Patrick T. Lawlor; John Goldsmith, curator of the Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; Duke University Library and librarians Elizabeth Dunn, Sara Seten Berghausen, Eleanor A. Mills, Jane Morris, Linda McCurdy, Margaret Brill, and Lee Sorensen; Easton Pennsylvania Public Library and reference librarian Gail Coakley; Edinburgh Central Library; the Special Collections of Edinburgh University Library, Patricia Boyd, Sheila Noble, the photography department, and John Scally, director of Edinburgh University Collections; Erica Johnson, research officer, and the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Richard Kuhta and Nicole Murray of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.; the Houghton Library, Harvard University and librarians Leslie Morris and Jennie Rathbun; the Howard family and Castle Howard Archives, York; Sara S. Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts, and Gayle Richardson at the Huntington Library, California; the Jagiellonian Library, Krakow; John Hodgson, keeper of manuscripts and archives, John Rylands University Library of Manchester; Margaret Burri and John Buchtel, Special Collections Department, Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University; Diane Shaw, special collections librarian and college archivist, Lafayette College; Alison Sproston of the London Library; Birgitta Lindholm, Keeper of Manuscripts, Lund University Library, Lund, Sweden; the Manchester Central Library; Tracey Walker and Manchester Art Gallery; Renita Charles, National Archives, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica; National Archives of Scotland, Dr. Alison Rosie, and Tessa Spencer; the Trustees and the librarian, Martyn Wade, of the National Library of Scotland, and Murray Simpson, Iain Brown, the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; National Library of Wales and librarian Anwen Pierce; New York Public Library, Wayne J. Furman of Special Collections, and Isaac Gewirtz, curator of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection; Temple University Libraries and Thomas M. Whitehead, Special Collections Librarian; Trinity College Library, Dublin; Christine Bunting, head of Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz; Elaine Morris, V & A Images, Deborah Sutherland, and the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum; and the William Brown Central Library of Liverpool.

We wish to thank Peter Burian and Lawrence Richardson of the Duke University Classical Studies Department; Martin Leppitsch, Cason Lynley, and Carolyn Siefken of Duke University Press; the dean of Arts and Sciences, the provost and the vice provost of Duke University; the head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, the head of the School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, and Randall Stevenson, head of English Literature, all of Edinburgh University; Christina Hussell and Bob O'Malley of Edinburgh University Computing Service; Hamish MacAndrew and Claudia Lloyd of Edinburgh University Research and Innovation; Julie Lawson and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Jean Archibald, Rosemary Ashton, Anthony Burns, Robyn Calvert and Ken Monte, John Clubbe, Janet Ray Edwards, Mark Engel, Stewart Glasson, Bryan Homer; Lennox Honychurch, honorary research fellow of the University of the West Indies; Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis, editors of The Brownings' Correspondence; David Levy of George Mason University; Anne Mason, Jim McCue, Harold Nuttall, Tom Raworth, Hilary Smith, Chris Stray, Rodger Tarr, the Rt Hon. Viscount Thurso of Ulbster; Chris Vanden Bossche, Joe Viscomi, and Stuart Wallace. We remain very grateful to members of the Carlyle family. Tracey Rosenberg provided valuable research support at the Edinburgh office, 2005–2006. We also thank David Southern, for the valuable part he continues to play as managing editor of the Carlyle Letters office at Duke University Press, and Maura High, our very helpful copy editor.

Sheila McIntosh has been with the edition since 1993 (volumes 19–21) and from her first joining was a great asset to the editorial team. She has been an editor from volume 29 to volume 35. She has now retired but had completed all her editorial work on volume 35 before retirement. She has chosen not to appear on the title page or spine of this volume. Happily she has continued to act as a consulting editor to the edition.