English Literature

The Carlyle Letters

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Duke-Edinburgh edition (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1970 to the present) is one of the major editorial projects in Victorian studies of the last half-century.

About

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Duke-Edinburgh edition (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1970 to the present) is one of the major editorial projects in Victorian studies of the last half-century.

Edinburgh editors

These are the Edinburgh editors of the Carlyle Letters together with some selected publications.

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group, introduced in 2009, gives formal project and financial management for the Carlyle Letters in Edinburgh.

History

Charles Richard Sanders of Duke University began the edition of the Carlyle Letters during the 1950s with a wide-ranging search for surviving manuscript letters, the number of which now exceeds 10,000.

Carlyle Conference

The 2012 conference celebrated the publication of 40 volumes of the Duke-Edinburgh edition of 'The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle'. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2012.

The Carlyle Society

The Carlyle Society celebrates the work and life of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist and historian, born in Ecclefechan, and Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866) letter writer, born in Haddington.

The Carlyle Letters Online

The print volumes of the Carlyle Letters are the basis of the electronic The Carlyle Letters Online, a major new resource launched in 2007 by Duke University Press.

Contact details

The Edinburgh editors of the Carlyle Letters can be contacted by phone, post or email:

Previous Conferences

Here are details of Carlyle Conferences and public lectures from previous years.