This will probably be a relatively long-term project, probably best spread over a year, or even a bit longer. Essentially the ghostwriter needs to be a UK national, preferably UK resident, an english speaker, partly due to the writer's style/content needing to be able to grasp & write using material of an idiosyncratic, older english period. All research is done, & much material partly 'written' up, and the best option, for me anyway, is to meet up first, explain book/story outline, bring all research material, supply my copies of no longer obtainable source books etc, discuss & agree outlines in principle, and from then on keep project moving (REMOVED BY [url removed, login to view] ADMIN) & if necessary further meetings. There are many thousands of photos, newspaper cuttings, articles, etc which can be shared via Internet digitally. This will not be a work of fiction, but is a true story, and highly unusual, but the method of writing, even the nature & style of how to write the book, is open to discussion.
I've no pre-set idea of who is best suited to help get this written, for/with me, but my gut feeling is its more likely to be an older, broad minded & non religious UK resident, someone willing to progress this in stages, partly to help me keep up with/pay likely costs, but also to be able to deal with a large amount of material. This is NOT an IT project, but a writing project, a book needing to be written, written with the help of a writer who has both the skills to pull it together, the sensitivity to grasp the essential points, and the willingness to persevere with, at times, subject matter difficult to comprehend. A challenge, but definitely DO-able!
As to price/cost, probably best to find an hourly rate, but with an understanding that it will at first be necessary to meet to grasp the essentials of the project, and thus an idea of the length of time needed to do it!