OF the many persons who have so generously contributed to my work, I am especially indebted to Mr. A. H. B. Coleridge, greatgreat-grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, for permission to publish the letters. Mr. Coleridge, who controls the copyright of all unpublished manuscripts of Coleridge, has been most helpful from the beginning of this undertaking. It is a pleasure, too, to acknowledge my indebtedness to Lord Latymer, to whom this work is dedicated; to Professor Herbert B. Hoffleit of the University of California, Los Angeles, for a critical reading of the Greek and Latin passages in the letters; to Dr. B. A. Rowley of the University of East Anglia, for bibliographical information concerning German literature and philosophy; to Mr. W. Hugh Peal for many kindnesses and for giving me permission to make use of his valuable collection of Coleridge manuscripts; to Mr. T. C. Skeat, Keeper of Manuscripts, and Mr. J. P. Hudson of the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, for help in the solution of textual and bibliographical problems and for patience in answering many inquiries; to the late William A. Jackson, Librarian of the Houghton Library, Harvard, for expert assistance; to Mr. Robert G. Vosper, Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles, for granting me special library privileges, and to Mr. Everett T. Moore, Assistant Librarian, Mr. Wilbur J. Smith, head of the Department of Special Collections, Mr. Jaines R. Cox, head of the Circulation Department, Mrs. Frances J. Kirschenbaum of the Reference Department, and Mr. David Bishop and Mr. Don Reed of the Biomedical Library for bibliographical and other assistance; to Dr. Lawrence C. Powell, Director of the Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, and to his staff for many courtesies; to Dr. Donald C. Davidson, Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, for generous co-operation; and to the late Helen Darbishire, who will be remembered not only for her significant contributions to scholarship but also for her unfailing kindness to fellow scholars.
I owe a debt of gratitude, too, to the following persons: Mr. F. B. Adams, Jr., Mr. John Alden, Professor James F. Beard, Mr. P. R. Beaven, Mr. John Beer, Mr. Morchard Bishop, Sir Basil Blackwell, Mr. Carey Bliss, Mr. Charles S. Boesen, Mr. T. H. Bowyer, Professor H. Glenn Brown, Professor Henry J. Bruman, Mr. Herbert Cahoon, Mr. Kenneth Neill Cameron, Mr. Eric C. Chamberlain, Mr. W. A. Charlotte, Miss Nesta Clutterbuck, Mr. D. F. Cook, the Rev. C. Edward Crowther, Mr. Bertram R. Davis, Mr. A. J. F. Doulton,