MY WARMEST THANKS are due to my old friend and former teacher, Professor Chauncey B. Tinker of Yale, who allowed me to examine all of Arnold's MS notebooks, numbering 44. Of these the earliest is for the year 1852; and they exist in unbroken sequence up to 1888, the year of Arnold's death. A meager and unsatisfactory gleaning from the notebooks is contained in a small volume published ( New York, Macmillan, 1902) by Arnold's daughter, The Hon. Mrs. Wodehouse, later Viscountess Sandhurst. Fifty years later Dr. Howard Lowry and others published the definitive edition. ( New York, Oxford University Press, 1952).
I have also made use of two of Arnold's commonplace books (not properly part of the notebook series), and a diary of Mrs. Arnold for the year 1867, all owned by Professor Tinker. For his permission to publish extracts from these I am deeply grateful.
Unless otherwise indicated, all references to Arnold's published works are to be found in the Edition de Luxe, 15 vols. ( London, Macmillan and Co.; Smith, Elder and Co.; 1903-04), the only complete uniform edition
JOHN S. JR. EELLS Beloit College
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Publication information: Book title: The Touchstones of Matthew Arnold. Contributors: John Shepard Eells Jr. - Author. Publisher: Bookman Associates. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1955. Page number: 7.