Digital catalogs sometimes misread handwriting

I regularly find errors in digital catalogs that resulted from someone misreading a handwritten entry and incorrectly transliterating it into text.

Looking for Taube Josefowicz? Better check Tanbe Jozefowicz. It’s no accident that I stumbled upon the ship manifest for Taube. I realized that “u” when handwritten could look like an “n.” This one eluded me for quite some time!


About Billie Tekel Elias

Author of upcoming book, Pearl's Party...and you're invited.
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