The compilers would like to express gratitude to Her Majesty the Queen for permission to examine and quote from materials in the Royal Archives and to Lady de Bellaigue and Ms. Pamela Clark, successive Registrars, and the staff of the Royal Archives for their assistance in this connection. We are grateful to the Keeper of Public Records for permission to quote from materials in the Public Record Office and to His Grace, the Duke of Beaufort for permission to examine and cite the Badminton MSS. Likewise, we gratefully acknowledge the Stanford University Press's permission to reproduce material that originally appeared in R.O. Bucholz, The Augustan Court.
We would like to thank Bodley's Librarian and Mr. Charles Mould, Secretary of the Bodleian Library and the staff of Duke Humphrey's Library; and William Booth, Sub Dean and David Baldwin, Serjeant of the Vestry of the Chapel Royal for their very kind assistance and warm hospitality in support of research for this project. We are indebted to the staffs of the Public Record Office, the Staffordshire Record Office, the Huntington Library, San Marino California, the Newberry Library, Chicago, the Northwestern University Library, the Regenstein Library of the University of Chicago and the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan for providing access to the materials in their care. We would like to thank the staff of the Reprographic Services of the Public Record Office for their help in fulfilling complicated requests for materials at a distance of several thousand miles. Robert Bucholz owes an especial debt to the staffs of the interlibrary loan and circulation departments of the Cudahy Memorial Library of Loyola University.
The research for this database was made possible, in part, by grants from the English-Speaking Union and Loyola University. In addition, Loyola University provided a semester leave which facilitated the project. Robert Bucholz would also like to thank his research assistants for their valuable labours, including Laura Baird, David Cholewiak, Lawrence Di Re, Catherine Hamaker, Marc Hanger, Bethany Hirt, Mark Long David Richmond and Laura Simpson. Vital technical assistance was provided by Mary Boyd, David Dennis, Newton Key, John Quinn, and Kristin Richmond. Finally, R. O. Bucholz would like to acknowledge with deep gratitude the kind hospitality on occasional research trips to Britain of Mr. Michael Cook and Sir John and Lady Frances Sainty.