The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham - Vol. 9

The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham - Vol. 9

The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham - Vol. 9

The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham - Vol. 9

Synopsis

These letters - the vast majority of which have never been published before - illustrate many aspects of Bentham's public and private life. The proposed Chrestomathic School is the subject of many of the letters of 1820.

Excerpt

The publication of this volume owes much to the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust. the grant given by the Trust has enabled the Bentham Committee to employ an editor and half-time research assistant to work on this and other volumes in the Correspondence series. the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Pilgrim Trust, and University College London have given additional financial assistance which the Committee and the editor gratefully acknowledge.

The gratitude of the Committee and the editor are due also to the owners and custodians of the manuscripts printed in this volume. in particular we are indebted to Mr D. R. Bentham; Mr George Clive; Viscountess Eccles; Mrs B. Hyde-Smith; the British Library Board; the Library, University College London; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Dorset Record Office; the President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; the Linnean Society of London; the Syndics of Cambridge University Library; King's College Library, Cambridge; Dr Williams's Library; Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Santiago; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire, Geneva; the University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles; the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University; Princeton University Library; New Hampshire State Library; the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Central State Historical Archives of the ussr, Leningrad; the State Historical Museum, Moscow.

As editor I received assistance from many people. Ms Catherine Atkinson worked as my research assistant during the early stages of the preparation of the volume, and it was brought to completion with the help of Dr Cyprian Blamires. Their checking of transcripts, gathering of information for footnotes, and proof-reading lightened my labours and saved me from many errors. I should like also to thank Miss Jane Haville for assisting with the proofs. Miss Pam Doolin and Mrs Rosamine Hayeem helped to prepare the final typescript; while throughout the period devoted to this volume Dr Fred Rosen and Dr Philip Schofield gave me the benefit of their experienced advice and judgement. For information on particular points, I have to thank Professor J. H. Burns, Professor W. E. Butler, Professor Ian Christie, Dr John Dinwiddy, Professor Robert Fenn, Mr Andrew Lewis, and M. Alain Zogmal. Lastly, I should record my debt to those scholars whose . . .

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