The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Later Years Part I: 1821-1828 - Vol. 3

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Later Years Part I: 1821-1828 - Vol. 3

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Later Years Part I: 1821-1828 - Vol. 3

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Later Years Part I: 1821-1828 - Vol. 3

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Oxford Scholarly Classics is a new series that makes available again great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in uniform series design, the reissues will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the last century.

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In the course of preparing this edition I have incurred many obligations to individuals and institutions, and it is a pleasure to acknowledge here how much I owe to them: to Her Majesty the Queen, for graciously permitting me to publish the Wordsworth letters from the Royal Library at Windsor; to the present representatives of the Wordsworth family, especially Mr. William Wordsworth, Mr. Jonathan Wordsworth, and the late Mrs. Dorothy Dickson; to the Earl of Lonsdale, who allowed me to include the poet's numerous letters to the first Lord Lonsdale and his son, now deposited in the Record Office at Carlisle; and to the County Archivist for Cumbria, Mr. B. C. Jones, through whose good offices I was enabled to examine them at leisure. I am grateful to my fellow Trustees of the Dove Cottage Trust at Grasmere for allowing me to publish manuscript material in their possession: to Professor Basil Willey in particular, and to his successor as Chairman of the Trustees, Mrs. Mary Moorman, who generously handed over to me the papers of the late Helen Darbishire and Mrs. Beatrix Hogan which laid the foundations of the new edition. To the Librarians at Dove Cottage, Miss Nesta Clutterbuck and (more recently) Dr. Stephen Gill, I owe a special debt of gratitude; and to the late George Healey and Dr. Donald Eddy of the Cornell University Library, whose kindness and co-operation over the years have forwarded my work in numerous ways.

My thanks are due to the following for kindly permitting me to publish the Wordsworth letters in their possession: Lord Abinger, the Duke of Argyll, J. Robert Barth, S.J., Dr. Paul F. Betz, the Trustees of the Chevening Estate, Mrs. Spence Clepham, Mrs. Ann Coatalen, Mr. C. A. Cookson, Dr. A. B. Cottle, Miss Mary Crosthwaite, Mr. J. M. Edmonds, Mrs. Margaret Finch, Mr. P. G. Gates, Mrs. Greenwood, Mr. F. H. Harrop, Dr. Douglas Horton, Mr. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Mr. N. Hudleston, Mr. Leo Hughman, Mrs. Mary Hyde, Lord Inglewood, Mr. R. Jebb, Professor E. L. McAdam, Jr., Mr. J. D. McClatchy, the late Mrs. Jane Myers, Sir Roger Mynors, Messrs. Oliver and Boyd, Mr. W. Hugh Peal, Professor Willard Pope, Dr. Mark L. Reed, Mrs. M. J. Roberts, Major J. H. F. Spedding, Mr. W. A. Strutz . . .

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