We warmly thank the Institute of Text Analysis and Applications (IATEXT) at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for hosting the ECEG database online, in particular Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez and Gregorio Rodríguez-Herrera for their interest and to Carlos Martel Lamas and Francisco Javier Carreras-Riudavets for their technical input.

We are immensely grateful for the generous assistance of library staff at the following institutions: In England: The John Rylands, Deansgate, Manchester, and The Manchester University Library in Manchester; Birmingham Archives & Heritage, Birmingham Central Library; Durham Cathedral University Library, Durham; The Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library; Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool; The British Library, The Senate House Library, The London Institute of Education, and Victoria and Albert Museum Archives in London; Robinson Library, Newcastle University; Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham; Bodleian Library, Oxford; York Minster Library, York. In Scotland: Library and Historic Collections, University of Aberdeen; National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; Glasgow University Library and The Mitchell Library in Glasgow. In Ireland: National Library of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin. In Wales: The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. In America: The Lilly Library, University of Indiana, Bloomington; Boston Public Library, Boston; Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.; Honnold Library, Claremont Colleges, CA; Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham NC; Dartmouth College Library, Hanover NH; Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE; Butler Library, Columbia University, New York; The New York Public Library, New York; The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Library Company Philadelphia, Philadelphia; American Antiquarian Society, Worcester Mass.; Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University Library, NH.