Issue 1628: Correction

Object
Waverley (Dance)
Submitter
Edwin Werner – e.werner@ziggo.nl
Assigned to
Murrough Landon
Priority
Normal
Disposition
Needs help

Whittaker should be spelled WHITAKER.

https://www.vwml.org/topics/historic-dance-and-tune-books/Button1809

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  • Date  Feb. 6, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
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  • Date  Feb. 7, 2019, 12:29 a.m.
  • User  Murrough Landon (murrough)

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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.

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