July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2002; DOI: 10.1215/ed-30-acknowledgements; CL 30: firstpage-30-ix-lastpage-30-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 which will be launched in 2003. 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 Partnership 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 style-sheet designer Rod Franco and copyeditors Phil Kowalski, Robert Martinez, and Ian Oakes. 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; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections; the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Edinburgh Central Library; Duke University Library; 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 Jagiellonian Library, Cracow; the Manchester Central Library; the William Brown Central Library of Liverpool; the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum; Edinburgh University Library, its librarian Ian Mowat, and its head of Special Collections, Richard Ovenden, and his staff; at the National Library of Scotland, the librarian Ian McGowan, Murray Simpson and the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; the Local History Centre, Haddington Public Library, and its librarians, Chris Roberts and Veronica Wallace; Trinity College Library, Dublin; the Howard family and Castle Howard Archives, York. We also 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, Christina Hussell, and Bob O'Malley of Edinburgh University Computing Service; Peter Burian and Lawrence Richardson of the Duke University Classical Studies Department; Cason Lynley and Carolyn Siefken of Duke University Press; Tony McKinley; Uta Thompson, formerly curator of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and the National Trust; Fiona Auchterlonie, curator of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan, and the National Trust for Scotland; Alan Bell and The London Library; Julie Lawson and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Rosemary Ashton; Owen Dudley Edwards; Joan Gillan for permission to reproduce Jane Baillie Welsh's sketch of her mother; David Levy of George Mason University; Anne Mason; Joel Meyerson of the University of South Carolina; Joseph Scott for his work on Carlyle's half-brother John in Canada; Graham Storey; Christopher Strachan; Virginia Surtees; John Sutherland; Rodger Tarr; Jonathan Usher. 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 office, where his contribution continues well beyond the call of duty. Brent Kinser and Liz Sutherland provide the Duke office and the Edinburgh editors respectively with invaluable research support. They will become assistant editors of volume 31. We welcome and thank Maura High as copy editor to this volume. Finally, although K. J. Fielding retired as senior editor with volume 29, as advisory editor on this volume he has contributed considerably, with his customary enthusiasm and scholarship.