I am also revising my biography of Sansay, and hope to have that up in the next few days. Writing a biography presents some unique challenges though, much more so than what I have put up so far. Fleshing out where Sansay's works are at and showing their condition is very straight forward work. The biggest challenges have just been staying organized as my emails bounce from one department to the next, and remembering which folks have already gotten back to me, which haven't and probably need reminding, which have a copy in new or original binding, etc.
But trying to put together a biography is tricky business. Where is the line between "fact" and "argument"? How do you unravel who said what first, and how to you verify if it is true? Like all conscientious researchers, I want to avoid repeating shoddy or skewed work. But so much of verifying the details of Sansay's biography feels like trying to trace the origins of a rumor; with everyone pointing at everyone else. This slipperiness is really what led me to cataloging Sansay's original works in the first place. I wanted to see with my own eyes what the inscriptions I kept hearing about actually said ("This book was written by Miss Hassel. Her father kept the sign of the 1/2 moon..."). Anyhow, I will keep working to "craft" a biography that I am comfortable with sharing, and I hope to have that up for everyone soon. According to my site statistics, the poor blank biography page is already one of my most popular tabs, so I ought to get something up there soon.