In historical research, as in riding the hounds, the search is often at least as much fun as the end of the chase. Galloping through journals, books, and archival sources in search of an unknown historical figure can be positively exhilarating, epecially when the hunt is replete with fale trails, British baronets, a mysterious princess, and multiple pseudonyms.
Milanich, Jerald T.
"The Historian's Craft,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 80:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol80/iss3/7