N. H. Keeble and Geoffrey F. Nuttall (eds), Calendar of the Correspondence of Richard Baxter, Vol. 1: 1638–1660
Our first and greatest debt is to Dr Williams's Trust and its Library Committee. The holdings of Dr Williams's Library include the great majority of Richard Baxter's extant letters, and these we have been permitted to consult over a number of years. In addition, the Trust has supported this project with a most generous financial subvention, without which publication of this Calendar would not have been possible.
For permission to consult, describe, and quote MSS held in their care, we desire also to thank: the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the Board of the British Library, London; his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Trustees of Lambeth Palace Library; Coventry City Council; the Houghton Library of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; the President and Council of the Royal Society, London; the Librarian of Sheffield University Library; the Most Honourable the Marquess of Tavistock and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates; Wyre Forest District Council, Worcestershire.
For their assistance with enquiries concerning their collections, we desire to thank: the Modern Manuscripts Assistant, Balliol College Library; the Bedford Estates Archivist, Bedford Office, London; the Manuscripts Librarian, the British Library; the Assistant Librarian, Bodleian Library; the City Archivist, Coventry City Record Office; the County Archivist, Essex County Record Office; the Curator of Manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard University; the Librarian, Kantonsbibliothek (Vadiana), St Gallen, Switzerland; the Reference Librarian, Kidderminster Library; the Librarian, Lambeth Palace Library; the Reference Librarian, Massachusetts Historical Society Library; the Librarian, the Royal Society Library; the Keeper of Manuscripts, University of St Andrews Library; the Deputy Librarian, Sheffield University Library; the Librarian, Archives and Special Collections, Speer Library, Princeton Theological Seminary; the Sub-Librarian, Trinity College Library, Cambridge; the Deputy County Archivist, Warwickshire County Record Office; Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, Drummond Castle, Crieff, Perthshire; Lady Wolseley, Wolseley Park, Rugeley, Staffordshire; the Museums and Arts Development Officer, Wyre Forest District Council. For access to the Frederick J. Powicke collection we are indebted to the Librarian of Woodbrooke, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham.
For their kindness in answering queries and providing information we are most grateful to: Dr Valerie Allen, of the Department of English Studies, University of Stirling; Dr Margaret Atkins, Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge; Dr David Bebbington, of the Department of History, University of Stirling; Professor Gerald Bonner, of the Early Christian Studies Program, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; Professor Sargent Bush, of the Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Dr Gordon Campbell, of the pg viDepartment of English, University of Leicester; Revd. Bruce M. Driver, Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth, Herts.; Dr Alan Ford, of the Department of Theology, University of Durham; Mrs Judy Greaves, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Professor Richard L. Greaves, of the Department of History, Florida State University; Dr Carol Harrison, of the Department of Theology, University of Durham; Professor Dayton Haskin, of the Department of English, Boston College, Massachusetts; Revd. Dr David Jasper, Principal of St Chad's College, University of Durham; Dr M. McLaughlin, Student of Christ Church, Oxford; Professor Philip Morgan, of the Department of History, Florida State University; Dr Susan Hardman Moore, of the Department of Ecclesiastical History, University of Edinburgh; Professor Gerard O'Daley, of the Department of Greek and Latin, University College, London; Dr Letizia Panizza, of the Department of Italian, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London; Professor Lino Pertile, of the Department of Italian, University of Edinburgh; Dr Timothy Raylor, Research Assistant, The Hartlib Papers Project, University of Sheffield; Dr David Reid, of the Department of English Studies, University of Stirling; Dr Stephen Roberts, of the Workers Educational Association, Birmingham; Dr Nigel Smith, Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Dr Robin Sowerby, of the Department of English Studies, University of Stirling; Revd. Dr R. Tudur Jones, formerly Principal of Bala-Bangor College, Bangor; Professor J. van den Berg, formerly of the Department of History, University of Leiden; Revd. Trevor Watts, of Shrewsbury; Revd. Dr B. R. White, of Regent's Park College, Oxford; Dr Keith Whitelam, of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Stirling; Mr David Wright, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh; Dr Keith Wrightorn, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.
For permission to consult and refer to their unpublished theses we are obliged to: Revd. Dr Gavin McGrath, of Christ Church, Fulwood, Sheffield; Dr Edgar C. McKenzie, of Königsfeld; Professor J. I. Packer, of Regent College, Vancouver.
For a research grant to assist with travel expenses we are indebted to the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
Finally, we desire to record our thanks to the Librarian of Dr Williams's Library, Mr John Creasey, and to the Assistant Librarian, Mrs Janet Barnes, for having so helpfully responded to the many demands we have made upon them in the course of preparing this Calendar.