August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2005; DOI: 10.1215/ed-33-acknowledgements; CL 33: firstpage-33-ix-lastpage-33-xi


The editors are very grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Board for its award of funding for three years from July 2003 to support the Edinburgh editorial team and office. 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 new Scholarly Editions program. The grant provides funding for the maintenance of the Carlyle Letters office at the Duke University Press, the conversion of existing volumes to an electronic format, and the eventual preservation of the electronic edition in a trusted archive. A generous grant from the Research Libraries Program of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation will also assist us in meeting these aims. The editors again express their particular 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, Kenneth Emond.

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. DNC Data Systems of New Bombay, India, has electronically encoded the existing volumes of the Collected Letters, and Kirk V. Hastings and Martin Haye of California Digital Library have developed the XTF interface that will enable encoded volumes to be displayed on the Web.1

We also recognize a continued indebtedness and gratitude for help and permissions to the following institutions and their staffs: Rebekah Clements, Theresa Kele, Diana MacRae, and Tim Lovell Smith of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand; the Athenaeum Library and librarians Sarah Dodgson and Laura Doran; the Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and the help of librarians Ellen Cordes, Victor Giroud, and Karen Nangle; the librarians, staff, and those responsible for the Bodleian Library; the British Library and staff of its Special Collections and the Map Library, particularly Richard Goulden; the National Trust and Lin and Geff Skippings, curators of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and Jo Eaton; Dave Walker, archivist, Chelsea Public Library; Jane Cunningham, Courtauld Institute; the National Trust for Scotland and Fiona and Michael Auchterlonie, curators of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan; Duke University Library and librarians Elizabeth Dunn, Sara Seten Berghausen, Eleanor A. Mills, Faye Bennett, and Lee Sorensen; 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; Janice Goldie and the Ewart Library, Dumfries; Edward Rogers, senior archivist, Hackney Archives Department; 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 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; Alison Sproston of London Library; the Manchester Central Library; at the National Library of Scotland, the librarian Martyn Wade, Murray Simpson, Iain Brown, the Department of Manuscripts, and the Issue Desk; Alissa S. Kleinman, Archives, Bobst Library, New York University; Scott Sanders, University Archivist, Olive Kettering Library, Antioch College; Trinity College Library, Dublin; Christine Bunting, head of Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz; Steven Wright, Special Collections, University College, London; the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum; the William Brown Central Library of Liverpool; and Jeff Cowton, curator, The Wordsworth Trust.

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 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 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; Rosemary Ashton; Anthony Burns; Janet Ray Edwards; Mark Engel; Bryan Homer; Nikki Kennard; David Levy of George Mason University; Scott Lewis; Anne Mason; Jim McCue; Harold Nuttall; Tom Raworth; Joseph Scott; Chris Stray; Rodger Tarr; Jonathan Usher; and Joe Viscomi. We remain very grateful to members of the Carlyle family. Jane Roberts provides invaluable research support at the Edinburgh office. 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.