Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A "c" or Not a "c?" That is the Question
In wrapping up the final edit on the next issue of Casefile Clues, Madaleine asked me about the transcription of a name from the deed referenced above.
I'm uncertain of whether it should be interpreted as McComas or MComas? [The reference to the same name below makes me think the last vowel is an "a."
The spelling of the name in this case is not crucial to the argument or the article, so I'm not inclined to spend a great deal of time on it, but I am curious. Does the writer mean that little flourish to be a "c" or is it just a flourish? He makes similar marks on his "W"s as well. There are no other upper-case "M"s in the document or I would have had a better comparison. Just a part of the deed is included in this post.
Posted by Michael John Neill at 12:44 PM