National Endowment for the Humanities announces grant for The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Thomas CarlyleThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a Scholarly Editions and Translations grant for The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.

This funding—which is given to support the preparation of editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical texts—will enable the print publication of volumes 43, 44, and 45 of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, and online publication of volumes 42, 43, and 44, which will exist in the Carlyle Letters Online archive.

NEH Chairman William Adams spoke about the grant recipients: “The grant projects announced represent the very best of humanities scholarship and programming. NEH is proud to support programs that illuminate the great ideas and events of our past, broaden access to our nation’s many cultural resources, and open up for us new ways of understanding the world in which we live.”

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle opens a window onto the lives of two of the Victorian world’s most accomplished, perceptive, and intriguing inhabitants. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, attracted a circle of foreign exiles, radicals, feminists, revolutionaries, and major and minor writers from across Europe and the United States. The collection is regarded as one of the finest and most comprehensive literary archives of the nineteenth century.

To browse the online collection, visit the Carlyle Letters Online.

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