Issue 1628: Correction
- Waverley (Dance)
- Edwin Werner – email@example.com
- Assigned to
- Murrough Landon
- Needs help
Whittaker should be spelled WHITAKER.
- Date Feb. 6, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
- User Unknown
New issue submitted
- Date Feb. 7, 2019, 12:29 a.m.
- User Murrough Landon (murrough)
Assigned changed to »murrough« (previously »None«)
Disposition changed to »Needs help« (previously »New«)
Thanks. However I have not yet changed the spelling of the Person entry (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/person/443/) to have Whitaker with one t. I just added a note on the spelling linking to this issue.
Checking old RSCDS books, I find the spelling is "Whitaker" with one t in Book 15, but "Whittaker" with double t in Books 16, 19 and 20.
I also looked up their publications in the British Library catalogue and find a similar scattering of publications with single or double t. Eg http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01003947418 vs http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004249586
Unfortunately it seems the database does not have spelling aliases for people which would have been a good way to record that Whittaker had an unreliable spelling. Whatever choice we make will be wrong for referencing some publications.