July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 2006; DOI: 10.1215/ed-34-acknowledgements; CL 34: firstpage-34-ix-lastpage-34-xi


The editors and publisher wish, first of all, to thank the following special friends of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle for their generous gifts: in the United States, Mark Engel, Hildegard Ryals, and professors Ruth apRoberts, Murray Baumgarten, Joan Blythe and John Clubbe, and G. B. Tennyson; and in Scotland, Professor Kenneth J. Fielding and three donors who wish to remain anonymous. These gifts, added to a grant from the Research Libraries Program of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation that was announced in the previous volume, complete the match challenge from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which awarded the project a three-year grant under the auspices of its Scholarly Editions program. This grant provides funding for the maintenance of the Carlyle Letters office at the Duke University Press and the conversion of existing volumes to an electronic format.

We are also particularly grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Board (now Council) for its award of funding for three years from July 2003 to support the Edinburgh editorial team and office. The editors again express their gratitude to the British Academy, which made the Carlyle Letters a British Academy Research Posts and 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, Ken 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, formerly 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 Carlyle Letters.

We recognize a continued indebtedness and gratitude for help and permissions to the following institutions and their staff: 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; Gary Thorn of British Museum Central Archives; the National Trust and Lin and Geff Skippings, curators of Carlyle's House, Chelsea, and Jo Eaton; Dave Walker, archivist, Chelsea Public Library; the National Trust for Scotland and Fiona and Michael Auchterlonie, formerly curators of Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan; Duke University Library and librarians Faye Bennett, Sara Seten Berghausen, Elizabeth Dunn, Eleanor A. Mills, Jane Morris, and Lee Sorensen; the Seeley J. Mudd Library of Duke University Medical Center and Suzanne Porter, curator of the History of Medicine Collection; 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; Richard Kuhta and Nicole Murray of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.; 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 the 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; Alison Rosie of the National Register of Archives for Scotland; Alissa S. Kleinman, Archives, Bobst Library, New York University; 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, all of 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; Robyn Calvert and Ken Monte; Janice Christianson; John Clubbe; Janet Ray Edwards; Mark Engel; Bryan Homer; David Levy of George Mason University; Scott Lewis; Anne Mason; Jim McCue; Harold Nuttall; Tom Raworth; Joseph Scott; Chris Stray; Rodger Tarr; the Rt. Hon. Viscount Thurso of Ulbster; Jonathan Usher; Joseph Viscomi; and Stuart Wallace. We remain very grateful to members of the Carlyle family. Tracey Rosenberg provides invaluable research support at the Edinburgh office. We thank David Southern, for the valuable part he continues to play as managing editor of the Carlyle Letters office at Duke University Press, and Maura High, our very helpful copy editor. The frontispiece map of Dumfriesshire was drawn by Janice Christianson and lettered by Liz Sutherland.