October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2004; DOI: 10.1215/ed-32-acknowledgements; CL 32: firstpage-32-ix-lastpage-32-x


The editors are very grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which has generously awarded the project a three-year grant under the auspices of its new Scholarly Editions program. The grant provides funding for the maintenance of the Carlyle Letters office at the Duke University Press, the delivery of the collection to the Internet through a reliable e-commerce site, and the eventual preservation of the electronic edition in a trusted archive. We are also particularly grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Board for its award of funding for three years from July 2003 for the support of the Edinburgh editorial team and office. The editors again express their particular gratitude to the British Academy, which 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. The office of Duke University Provost, Peter Lange, his predecessor, John Strohbehn, and Executive Vice Provost, Jim Roberts, with the office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, William Chafe, provided the subvention that maintained the Carlyle Letters office at Duke University Press during the five-year period in which volumes 27 through 31 were produced.

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 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 coordinator of the eCarlyle project in addition to his editorial service to the print edition. His eCarlyle team includes stylesheet designer Rod Franco and copyeditors Philip Kowalski, Ian Oakes, and MaryAnne Gobble. 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 librarians Victor Giroud and Ellen Cordes of the Beinecke Library, Yale University, and to Laurie Klein of its photographic department; the librarians, staff, and those responsible for the Bodleian Library; 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 and librarians Elizabeth Dunn and Sara Seten Berghausen; Edinburgh Central Library; Edinburgh University Library, its librarian, the late Ian Mowat, and its recent head of Special Collections, Richard Ovenden, and his staff, and its photography department; 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 Jennie 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; Sara S. Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts, and Gayle Barkley, library assistant, at the Huntington Library, California; the Jagiellonian Library, Krakow; the Manchester Central Library; at the National Library of Scotland, the librarians Ian McGowan and Martyn Wade, Murray Simpson, Iain Brown, the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; Trinity College Library, Dublin; Christine Bunting, head of Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz; 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; Cason Lynley and Carolyn Siefken of Duke University Press; the head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, the head of the School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, and Sarah Carpenter, head of English Literature, Edinburgh University; 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; Ruth apRoberts; Rosemary Ashton; Anthony Burns; Mark Engel; Owen Dudley Edwards; Frank Lynch; David Levy of George Mason University; Anne Mason; Fleming McClelland; Tony McKinley; Tom Raworth; Mark Stirling; Christopher Strachan; Rodger Tarr; Uta Thompson; Jonathan Usher; and Neil Young. We remain very grateful to members of the Carlyle family. Jane Roberts has joined the Edinburgh office and is providing invaluable research support. We also thank David Southern for the valuable part he continues to play as managing editor of the Duke Carlyle Letters' office and Maura High, our very helpful copy editor.