Both the print and the electronic editions of the Carlyle Letters Project would not be possible without the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Special thanks are also due to the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for its gracious contributions, which have made the April 2013 update of the CLO possible and have enabled the editors and the press to reach matching funds goals set by the NEH during three previous granting periods (2003–6, 2006–9, and 2009–12). A large debt of gratitude is also owed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the United Kingdom for its support of the Edinburgh editorial operation.
The editors also wish to express their grateful appreciation to Saint Joseph's University, in particular to Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., President, and Dr. Brice Wachterhauser, Provost, for their generous contributions towards NEH matching funds requirements, and for their support of the work done by senior editor David R. Sorensen.
Without the monumental efforts of the past and present editors of the Collected Letters, this electronic project would, of course, never have been conceived. In particular, the importance of Stephen A. Cohn and David R. Sorensen, the principal investigators for the NEH grants that continue to play an essential role in the funding of the project, cannot be overestimated. In addition, all of the editors involved with the Carlyle Letters Project have benefited from the unfailing kindness, assistance, and enthusiasm of a vast host of librarians, also without whom this project, both in print and in electronic form, would have been impossible. All of them are extended eternal thanks and gratitude.
Of the many remarkable aspects of this project, none was more remarkable than the intimate, integrated working relationship that developed among the various entities charged with achieving the launch of the CLO.
The contributions and collegiality of the following individuals have made this difficult and sometimes overwhelming task not only possible but enjoyable; they simply cannot be thanked enough.
At Duke University Press: Donna Blagdan, Michael Brondoli, Mandy Dailey-Berman, Jocelyn Dawson, Steve Grathwohl, Leslie Grignolo, Sue Hall, Debra Kaufman, Cason Lynley, Jeff Mahorney, Chris Mazzara, Carolyn Siefken, and, as always, David Southern, whose service to the Carlyle Letters Project as managing editor is nonpareil.
At HighWire Press: Anh Bui, Rachel Cordray, Jesse Gathering, Julie Noblitt, Nick Nunes, Diana Oestreich, Greg Schwartz, Ann Van, Alan Wen, and Pam Wilson.
At MethodFuel: Susanne Crihfield, Ian Joyce, and Michael Teague.
The coordinating editor is exceptionally grateful to all of the colleagues, friends, and students who have assisted him with various tasks at various times over the last twelve years, especially to Mary Adams, Mary Ann Gobble and Lindsey Peterson, but also to Rod Franco, Sarah M. Hanson, Kirsten Huscusson, Philip Kowalski, Robert Martinez, Travis Mullen, Ian Oakes, Christine Shia, Marie Stephens, Heather Williams, Bobby Willover, and Sarah Wolfe.
Paolo Mangiafico of Perkins Library at Duke University will always deserve a special chapter in the history of the CLO for his vital assistance in the crucial early stages of development.
For more comprehensive recognition of the multitude of people who have contributed to the Collected Letters and to the CLO, please see the sections entitled “Acknowledgments” available in the CLO through the table of contents pages of the volumes.