It is a pleasure to express my gratitude to the many persons who have so generously contributed to my undertaking. I am especially indebted to Mr. A. H. B. Coleridge, the great-great-grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, for permission to publish the letters; to Lord Latymer for his co-operation and many courtesies of a personal nature; to Professor Herbert B. Hoffleit of the University of California for a critical reading of the Greek and Latin passages in the letters and for identifying a number of the quotations; to Miss Helen Darbishire for her active interest in the progress of this work and for her response to many questions about Coleridge and Wordsworth; to Mr. Bertram R. Davis for sharing with me his knowledge of Bristol and its literary associations; to Mr. W. Hugh Peal for kindly permitting me to use his valuable manuscript collection and for assistance in discovering the whereabouts of Coleridge autographs; to Mr. B. A. Rowley of University College, London, and to Mrs. Edward M. Sayles and Professor Eli Sobel of the University of California for supplying bibliographical information relating to German literature and philosophy; to Mr. Wilbur J. Smith, head of the Department of Special Collections of the University of California Library, Los Angeles, for his help in tracing a number of Coleridge manuscripts; to Sir John Murray for kindly allowing me to print a letter of Byron to Coleridge first published in Mr. Peter Quennell's Byron, a Self-Portrait; to Mrs. Lucyle Werkmeister for advice concerning the 1809-10Friend, of which she is preparing an annotated edition; and to Mr. T. C. Skeat and Mr. J. P. Hudson of the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum for generous assistance in solving textual and bibliographical problems.
I owe a debt of gratitude, too, to the following persons: Mr. F. B. Adams, Jr., the Rev. A. B. Allen, Mr. James T. Babb, Professor Carlos Baker, Mr. Gordon T. Banks, Mr. Francis L. Berkeley, Jr., Mr. Carey Bliss, Mr. Charles S. Boesen, Mr. W. H. Bond, Mr. W. A. Charlotte, Professor Francis Christensen, Miss Virginia L. Close, Mr. D. F. Cook, Mr. Homer D. Crotty, Professor Kenneth Curry, Miss Norma Cuthbert, Miss Emily Driscoll, Sir Ifor Evans, Miss Helen Gardner, Mr. Irving Halpern, Professor George H. Healey, Miss Norma Hodgson, Mr. Geoffrey Hunt, Mr. Sidney C. Hutchison, Professor Frederick L. Jones, Miss Louise F. Kampf, Mr. David Kirschenbaum, Dr. Milton Kronovet, Mr. Edward S. Lauterbach, Dr. Wilmarth S. Lewis, Mr. T. Lyth, Mr. Angus