The Collected Letters, Volume 1


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1970; DOI: 10.1215/ed-01-acknowledgements; CL 1: firstpage-01-v-lastpage-01-vi


It is impossible to acknowledge adequately and in due degree what the editors of a project as extensive and complex as collecting, editing, and publishing the Carlyle letters owe to the many persons and institutions that have helped them. They wish to express a particular sense of indebtedness, however, to Gordon N. Ray, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; Douglas M. Knight, former President of Duke University; R. Taylor Cole, former Provost of Duke University; John Tate Lanning, Clarence Gohdes, Benjamin Boyce, Charles K. Bradsher, and other members of the Duke University Research Council; Frank T. de Vyver, Chairman, Duke University Press Board; the Principal, the Secretary, and the University Court of the University of Edinburgh; C. P. Finlayson, Keeper of Manuscripts of the University of Edinburgh; the Carnegie Foundation of Scotland; and, to an inexpressible degree, William Park, Thomas I. Rae, and James S. Ritchie of the Manuscript Department, National Library of Scotland.

Our indebtedness to many others is indicated in the footnotes. But our special thanks are due to those in the list which follows: W. P. Albrecht; Henry Alexander of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company; the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand; the Arched House, Ecclefechan; Mr. and Mrs. George Armour, Craigenputtoch; Margaret Carlyle Armstrong; R. L. Bayne-Powell; Jerome Beatty; Francis Berkeley, Jr., the Library, University of Virginia; Rita Berner, Keeper of Special Collections, the Library, University of California, Santa Cruz; George K. Boyce and Herbert Cahoon of the Pierpont Morgan Library; Ashbel G. Brice, John H. Langley, John Menapace, Robert H. Mirandon, and Mary Taylor Lipscomb Garrity of the Duke University Press; the staffs of the departments of printed books and manuscripts, the British Museum; Grace J. Calder; Kathleen Campbell, Librarian, Montana State University; George Allan Cate, who has made a special study of the Carlyle-Ruskin correspondence and relationship; A. S. Chambers; Lady Cobbold, Knebworth House; Lady Crewe, Crewe House, London; Mrs. E. M. Davidson; Waldo H. Dunn; C. Edwards, Borough Librarian, Chelsea; Nils Erik Enkvist, the Swedish University of Abo, Finland; the staff of the Ewart Public Library, Dumfries; Edward W. Forbes, the Emerson Memorial Association; the late John D. Gordan, Curator, the Berg Collection, New York Public Library; David L. Graham, descendant of Carlyle's friend William Graham of Burnswark; the late David Bonnell Green; the Reverend Father Aubrey de Vere Gwynn, S. J., University College, Dublin; Gordon S. Haight; Marjorie Hancock, the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia; Tyrus G. Harmsen, Department of Manuscripts, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery; Jack W. Herring, Director, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University; R. Ian Hewat and Mary G. Brown, the Hornel Collection, Castle-Douglas, Scotland; Frederick W. Hilles; the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Thea Holme and Henrietta Strong, Carlyle's House, Chelsea; Helmut Holtzhaner; Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Houghton; Lawrence H. Houtchens; Edward A. Hungerford; R. W. Hunt, Keeper of Western Manuscripts, the Bodleian Library; Carolyn E. Jakeman, Houghton Library, Harvard University; Lachlan Phil Kelley; Cecil Lang; Wolfgang A. Leppmann; Walter Leuba, who placed his large collection of Carlyle letters gathered over a long period of years at our disposal; the London Library; Edward McInnes and James Wright, University of Edinburgh; Lady Mander, of Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton; Edwin W. Marrs, Jr., who with the help of Mrs. Ernest D. Clump, Mrs. John Carlyle, and other present-day representatives of the family of Carlyle's brother Alexander, hasrecently brought to light and published 245 long-lost letters written to the Canadian branch of thefamily; Robert F. Metzdorf, Dorothy W. Bridgwater, and David R. Watkins of the Yale University Library; Sondra Miley; Francis E. Mineka; Elizabeth Carlyle Mitchell and Mary A. Harland, descendants of Carlyle's brother Alexander; Carlisle Moore; the National Trust of England and the National Trust of Scotland; David Murison, of the Scottish National Dictionary; J. A. La Nauze; W. Nicolaisen; The Marquess of Northampton; John Ogilvy; Benjamin Powell, Gertrude Merritt, Mattie Russell, Virginia Gray, Florence Blakely, and Mary Canada of the Duke University Library; the Princeton University Press; Mark Reed; Donald H. Reiman, the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library; F. W. Roberts, Director, Humanities Research Center, University of Texas; Edward Robertson, Librarian, and Frank Taylor, Keeper of Manuscripts, the John Rylands Library; the late Robert S. Rogers; Herman Salinger; the Lord Sandys; the School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh; Hill Shine; Thomas M. Simkins, Jr.; Joseph Slater; Herbert E. Spivey, who has made a special study of the Carlyle-Mill relationship; Norman H. Strouse, Chairman of the Board, J. Walter Thompson Company; Curtis W. Stucki, Frank Paluka, and Marcus A. McCorison of Special Collections, the Library, State University of Iowa; William D. Templeman; Joseph M. Thomas; Geoffrey Tillotson; the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge; Walter Victor; Helen Gill Viljoen; Philip Weimerskirch; The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, London; Arthur Wheen, Librarian, Victoria and Albert Museum; William Willis; and LeRoy Smith, Marvin K. Singleton, Michael Shugrue, Virginia H. Sanders, Barbara Black Reit, Lonnie Barlow Fortney, Janet Ray Edwards, Jane Ludington, Linda Gerber, May Lynn Mansbach, Nancy Fuleher, Aileen Christianson (of the University of Edinburgh), Phyllis Kort, and others who have assisted the editorial staff.

John Butt served as editorial consultant from September 1960 until his death on November 22, 1965. The value of his contribution to the edition is too great to be measured.