I'm working on writing a historical fiction series. I'm still in the seemingly neverending research phase. I've read a lot of secondary sources, but I am still working on getting my hands on some solid primary sources. A lot of information is available online but there are some important documents that are only available in the actual archives. I'm in the United States and the archives I'd need to access are in England. Does anyone know if you can request to have copies of something in the archives emailed to you? If that's possible, is there typically a fee involved? Additionally, I would love to reach out to some historians (or anyone who has a lot of knowledge about the time period, people, places, etc.). Has anyone ever reached out to a historian or some kind of professional in order to research their book? How did you go about asking them? What kind of professionals have you reached out to in the past? How receptive were they to your inquiries?