Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

My proofreader caught in issue 13 that I slipped up and slipped between Sarah and Sally Sledd in writing about her in the upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.

The Virginia native is referred to in records as Sarah or Sally. There is no real telling which name she preferred--she died in the mid-19th century. Issue 13 was not really about Sarah too much and her name appeared consistently in the one document that was used. Because of this there was no reason to refer to her by a name that wasn't used in the document as some times details that are not germane to the problem really confuse the issues at hand.

But it raises the issue of which name should be used. Hopefully we'll have more comments on this as time moves on.

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