Like all historians I am grateful for the aid given in support of my research. I owe St. Francis Xavier University my thanks for a year’s sabbatical leave and to its University Research Council for awarding me two research grants employing funds supplied by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I was also a recipient of a grant from the Father Edo Gatto Chair of Christian Studies at the same university.
In 1997–98 I was a Northrop Frye Visiting Fellow at Victoria College, University of Toronto, the city of Goldwin Smith’s final residence, and a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell, the university that was the final resting place for the Smith papers. I benefited greatly from the advice and encouragement of scholars connected with those great institutions.
Permission was granted to quote from the Goldwin Smith papers (collection number 14/17/134) by Cornell University Library. I would also acknowledge permission to reproduce the two photographs in this book by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Along the way I must thank R.K. Webb, Ramsay Cook, and Isaac Kramnick for insights into the subject matter of this study. R.J. Helmstadter and T.O. Lloyd of the University of Toronto did the