Acknowledgments – ix
List of illustrations – xi
Introduction by Amanda Gagel – xiii
Editorial policy – xxvii
Historical note – xxxi
List of correspondents – xxxv
The Letters: 1865-1884 – 1
References – 617
Bibliography – 619
Index – 625
This critical edition gathers for the first time after A Gagel’s Doctorate Thesis, over 350 letters from 40 archives. Written in English, French, German or Italian, they have been translated into English when necessary by Christa Zorn (from the German), Crystal Hall (from the Italian) and Sophie Geoffroy (from the French). Numerous footnotes, notices and a 33-page index illuminate the reading of these exceptional letters.
Correspondants (vol. I):
Matilda Adams, Henry Ferguson Paget, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, (Agnes) Mary Frances Robinson (future Darmesteter, puis Duclaux), Henrietta Jenkin, Linda Villari, Cornelia Turner, Enrico Nencioni, Mario Pratesi, Angelo De Gubernatis, Pietro Fanfani, Carlo Placci, Telemaco Signorini, William Blackwood, Percy William Bunting, Thomas Hay Sweet Escott, Frances Power Cobbe, Marie Schüpbach (future Krebs).
We are particularly grateful to:
Patricia Burdick, Maggie Libby, and Erin Rhodes, at the Vernon Lee Archive in the Miller Library at Colby College, Maine.
The Angelli-Parretti family, and especially Federica Parretti and Stefano Vincieri of the Associazione Culturale Palmerino
Guillaume Fau, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, Manuscrits
Dr. Anne Manuel at the Vernon Lee Archive at Somerville College, Oxford
Dr. Corinna Jäger-Trees at the Bern Literary Archive
Alyson Price at the British Institute in Florence
Laura Desideri at the Gabinetto Vieusseux
Fiorella Superbi at Villa I Tatti
The British Library
The Bodleian Library, Oxford