The Collected Letters, Volume 28


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2000; DOI: 10.1215/ed-28-acknowledgements; CL 28: firstpage-28-vii-lastpage-28-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.

They also recognize a continued indebtedness and gratitude to the Beinecke Library, Yale University; the librarians, staff, and those responsible for the Bodleian Library; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections; the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Edinburgh Central Library; Perkins Library, Duke University, especially William Erwin of Special Collections; 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 its Department of Manuscripts and Head of that Department, Murray Simpson; Trinity College Library, Dublin; Lenore Rouse at George Eastman House in Rochester; Mieke IJzermans at the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam. We also wish to thank the British Post Office for its support, particularly Martin Cummins and John Ward; the Dean and Faculty of Arts, Edinburgh University, and the Department of English Literature; David Daiches; Owen Dudley Edwards; Uta Thompson, Curator of Carlyle's House, Chelsea and the National Trust; Fiona Auchterlonie, Curator of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan and the National Trust for Scotland; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Graham Storey; Christopher Strachan and Jonathan Usher for help with various questions; Virginia Surtees; John Sutherland; Peter Scott and Bob O'Malley of Edinburgh University Computing Service; Rodger Tarr; Anne Mason, Irmgard Burns, Richard Moore, and Liz Sutherland; in Duke University, Frank Borchardt, German Language and Literature Department; Paul Mangiafico of the Duke Scriptorium; Tony McKinley and Tom Raworth. Thanks are due to Hilary Smith for valiantly returning to help us at a time when she might have been enjoying a well-deserved retirement, and to the part played by previous members of the editorial staff and assistants. A particular tribute must be paid to David Southern for the valuable part he plays as Managing Editor of the Duke Carlyle office where his contribution has always been well beyond the call of duty.

Finally, this is the first volume to appear since volume 12 without the name on the title-page of Clyde de L. Ryals, but there is a valuable contribution to be acknowledged to the present volume. Professor C. R. Sanders' initiative in starting the edition and in working ahead on the text of all subsequent volumes is also remembered and acknowledged with gratitude.