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[ xli Acknowledgments Our greatest debt is to the late Valerie Eliot, for her tireless devotion over many years to collecting, preserving, and ordering her husband’s multiform writings, and for her confidence and trust in commissioning The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition. We are also indebted to her personal assistant, Debbie Whitfield, who has graciously facilitated our access to editorial materials over several years, and to trustees Judith Hooper and Clare Reihill of the Eliot Estate. We are indebted to the late Finn M. W. Caspersen, the late William B. Warren, and the trustees of the Hodson Trust for a substantial grant to Johns Hopkins University Press to support the critical edition of this multivolume project. We prize the vision, technical expertise, and dedication of Kathleen Keane and members of the Press who have made this edition a reality: Andre Barnett, Gregory Britton, Becky Clark, Matt McAdam, Julie McCarthy, Martha Sewall, Claire McCabe Tamberino, and the director of Project Muse, Wendy Queen. The Beck Foundation and its Digital Center within the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship provided invaluable financial, technical, and personnel support for the creation of the electronic database of Eliot’s prose writings. Alice Hickcox, electronic supervisor in the Center, has since 2006 overseen the construction of the database, trained staff and students, supervised the encoding, given professional presentations on its implementation , called editorial errors to our attention, prepared the texts for eventual transition to a web platform, and delivered the completed volumes to the Press. With the electronic publication of volumes 3 and 4, she retires from Emory; for her extraordinary service to the Eliot editions for the past nine years, the editors hereby name her an honorary editor. DigitalspecialistSaraPalmerandgraduatestudentsSumitaChakraborty and Alyssa Duck played major roles in the final encoding and checking of cross-references; the editors applaud their dedication and precision in completing these essential tasks in good time. Dean Robert A. Paul of Emory College and Deans Rick Rubinson and Lisa Tedesco of the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provided fellowship support for earlier graduate members of Team Eliot: Lori Leavell, Erin Sells, Stewart Acknowledgments xlii ] Varner, Shannon Hipp, Jessie Dunbar, John Davidson, and Jae Turner. The SIRE Undergraduate Research Program at Emory provided a succession of fellows who made significant contributions to the database and other aspects of the editorial project: Ryan Plocher, Lisa Sweat, Ali Madani, Wesley Pickard, Shalini Ramachandran, Elizabeth Peele, Mary Fernandez, Fiona O’Carroll, and Anastassia Goidina. Through the Institute of English Studies, University of London, the Eliot Editorial Project received a substantial three-year grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support the research of our English editors. The Institute, under the direction of Professor Warwick Gould, has further provided an editorial office and technical support for all members of the editorial team, which has benefited from the assistance of interim director Wim Van Mierlo, Zoe Holman, Jon Middleton, and Christopher Adams of the Institute staff. The editors are grateful to Stephen Page and Matthew Hollis of Faber and Faber for their support of this critical edition, and to archivist Robert Brown for providing access to and assistance with archival materials. We are thankful for the generosity and cooperation of Archibald Henderson, Eliot’s bibliographer, who shared with us scores of newly discovered prose items that he has brought to the bibliography through rigorous research. We are especially grateful to our co-editors of preceding and succeeding volumes, Jewel Spears Brooker, Eckerd College, Anthony Cuda, University ofNorthCarolina,Greensboro;DavidChinitz,LoyolaUniversityChicago; Frances Dickey, University of Missouri, Columbia; Jennifer Formichelli, Boston University; and Iman Javadi, who is also foreign-language advisor for all volumes, for their assistance, advice, and peer reviews. Other members of the greater Editorial Project were also helpful: John Haffenden, Institute of English Studies; Sir Christopher Ricks, Editorial Institute, Boston University; Jim McCue, Institute of English Studies. Research support for the edition has been provided by fellowships and scholarships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, England; the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; the Beinecke Library, Yale University; the Houghton Library, Harvard University; Durham University; and Emory University. We are grateful to the following librarians and libraries for assistance and permissions:PatriciaJ.Albright,MountHolyokeCollege;JohnF.Anderies, Haverford College; Anne K. Barker, University of Missouri Libraries; Clare [ xliii Acknowledgments Brown,LambethPalaceLibrary,London;HeatherCole,JamesCapobianco, Susan Halpert, Leslie A. Morris, and William P. Stoneman, Houghton Library, Harvard University; Rachel Bowles, BBC Written Archives Centre, Caversham; Robin Carlow, Harvard University Archives; Alice...


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