I have been researching my family in general, and portraits in particular, for so long and with no thought of publication that I have lost count of the number of people who have helped me along the way. If I have left you out do please tell me.
To Avril, my living-apartner, for extreme tolerance;
Professor Andy Greenland, Research Director at the John Bingham Laboratory, NIAB Cambridge and Tricia Cullimore for the photograph of Redcliffe Salaman’s portrait (the NIAB is the successor to the Potato Virus Research Institute);
Bernard Horrocks, Copyright officer at the National Portrait Gallery for advice;
Caroline Pegum, Researcher/Co-ordinator, Understanding British Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery;
Anthony Joseph, President of the JGSGB for allowing me to copy the portrait of Sir Lionel Abrahams;
Nigel Rees of BBC Radio 4's Quote, Unquote, and his anonymous collaborator, for the correct source of my mis-quote on the home page;
Robin Simon FSA D Litt, editor of the British Art Journal for encouragement;
Resurgam Web Design for getting my idea of a site to work;
Jill Adams, for adding so much to my knowledge of the 'hatches, matches and despatches';
… and finally, to two of my great-great-grandfathers in particular.