For their invaluable assistance, the editors wish to thank Frances Banks, Kevin Binfield, Carol Bolton, Tim Burke, P.M.S Dawson,
Parvin Fatemi, Stella Gibbs, Kevin Gilmartin, Dr Selwyn H. Goodacre, John Goodridge, Bruce Graver, Jerome De Groot, Philip
Hoskins, Kaye Kossick, Simon Kövesi, Tilar J. Mazzeo, Scott McEathron, Michael Murphy, Ian Packer, Morton D. Paley, Eric Robinson,
Sharon Ruston, Sam Ward, Angus Whitehead, the Bedfordshire Local History Association. For permission to publish the text of MSS in their
possession, the editors wish to thank the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Berg Collection of English
and American Literature, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; the Bodleian Library Oxford University;
the British Library; Boston Public Library; the Syndics of Cambridge University Library; the Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge; Haverford College, Connecticut; the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; the Hornby Library, Liverpool Libraries and
Information Services; the Houghton Library, Harvard University; the John Rylands Library, Manchester; the Kenneth Spencer Research
Library, University of Kansas; Luton Museum (Bedfordshire County Council); Massachusetts Historical Society; McGill University
Library; the National Library of Scotland; the Newberry Library, Chicago; the New York Public Library (Pforzheimer Collections);
the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; the Public Record Offices of Bedford, Suffolk (Bury St Edmunds) and Northumberland, the
Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge; the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne; the Trustees of the William
Salt Library, Stafford, the Wisbech and Fenland Museum; the University of Virginia Library.
A research grant from the British Academy made much of the archival work possible, as did support from the English
Department of Nottingham Trent University.