by Kenneth E. Carpenter

A heavy user of libraries, which a bibliographer necessarily is, has been helped by a host of individuals over many years, even decades in my case, many of the people being workers behind the scenes. I am indebted to staff members of the above institutions. As the end of the project came in sight, my calls for help, especially by email, increased; and many librarians checked a volume to see whether it contained WTW; some sent scans or photographs; some arranged for their institution to digitize copies that I needed to see; and some told me of appearances of WTW that had been unknown to me.  I have attempted to record the individuals and their institutions, and omissions from the list below are the result of human frailty, not lack of gratitude.  I hope that the list serves two purposes besides conveying thanks. One is that it demonstrates concretely that we are far, far from having everything digitized. The list, by reminding us of the demands placed on librarians by others outside their usual clientele, also shows that creating new knowledge of the past is an international project, with numerous valuable sites.

Lotte Bauer and I. Falk of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Universitätbibliothek

British Library, The Rare Books and Music Reference Service

Dayse Conceicão, Biblioteca nacional, Brazil

Katrina Coopey, Cardiff Central Library

Arnaud Flici, Bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Brieuc

Ms. Alice Ford-Smith, Principal Librarian of Dr. Williams’s Library

David K. Frasier, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington

Paul F. Gehl, Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing, The Newberry Library, Chicago

Vincent L. Golden, American Antiquarian Society

Jozef Gommeren, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Antwerp

Volker Hartmann of the Universitätsbibliothek Bern

Ms. Rita Haffner, Reference Librarian, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Richard Higgins, Archives & Special Collections, Durham University Library

Gunnhild Holmen, The Reference Section, National Library of Norway

Julia Karadatchka-Simeonova, Chief librarian in the Bibliographical and Research Department, National Library of Bulgaria

Ciara Kerrigan, National Library of Ireland

Ildiko Losonci, Consular Office, Hungarian Consulate, Boston.

Autumn L. Mather, Reference Librarian, The Newberry Library, Chicago

Lori McLeod, Curator of the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library

Kyle Minman, New York Public Librart

Mr. Gerhard Mittermeier of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Mariana Monteagudo Tejedor, Referencias Sala del Tesoro, Biblioteca nacional, Buenos Aires

Sinimarja Ojonen, National Library of Finland

Jessica Pigza, New York Public Library

John Potter, Connecticut Historical Society

Lauren Price, Herefordshire Public Library

Religious Society of Friends, London

Daniela Schiavina, Bibliotecario Conservatore, Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia San Giorgio in Poggiale, Bologna

Ole Henrik Sørensen, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Graham Stewart, Special Collections Assistant, Access Department, NLS

Valéria Szeli, Head of information Department, National Széchényi Library

Johanna Triebe, of the departments of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena

There are also many others who have been so helpful and important in my work that they need to be singled out:

Alysia Cain

Mary Wilson Carpenter

Ellen Cohn

Stephen Ferguson

Roy Goodman

James N. Green

Michael Hemment

August Imholtz

Deborah Jenson

Cornelia S. King

Richard Lindeman

Fortunat and Ruth Mueller-Maerki

Karen Nipps

Kate Ohno

Erik Reinert

Sophus Reinert

Gabriel Sabbagh

Earle Spamer

Roger E. Stoddard

William Stoneman

John C. Van Horne

Deborah Wallace

Michael Winship

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