Firstly, I thank Madame Christiane Devèze Kalachnikoff for granting me the licence allowing the work of Flora Scales to be published online. I am very grateful to Jennifer Kotlarevsky and Geneviève Pascaud whose correspondence facilitated this gift and to Christopher Gill who advised on the delicate course of the correspondence.
We thank the staff of the libraries, art galleries, museums and archives of New Zealand, Germany, France and the USA, who have unfailingly supplied all we required promptly and courteously despite the restrictions of a pandemic.
We thank those who have generously given permission for their printed work and images to be included and those who have kindly allowed us to use images of the work of other artists.
We are grateful to those who gave their valuable time to research different aspects of the project: Jennifer Carryer, Gérard Dubosson, Mary Hall and Dr Nelson Wattie.
We thank those who painstakingly translated material from the French and German: Susanna Carryer, Gérard Dubosson, Jacqueline and Claude Malet, Jennifer Kotlarevsky and Dr Nelson Wattie.
We are most grateful for the assistance of skilled cataloguers, Mary Hall, Kyla Mackenzie and Tamara Rakich.
I thank Lesley Davey, Maree Gunn, Milana Maric and Marianne Sangster who transcribed reams of hand written material with speed and accuracy.
We thank the photographers from public institutions and Cameron Drawbridge and Justin Spiers who supplied high quality images for our use.