Richard, I think the Irish might quibble with your description of the
playwright as a "dead Brit" ;-)

Richard Moore 
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Proposal to allow the addition of dates to
established person al name headings

I think the question mark after "1950" actually belongs to the query "do
we have any sentiment for changing this venerable heading," rather than
suggesting (as I first read it as well) that Shaw's date of death is
uncertain. In answer to the original question, such a change is
obviously unneeded, since "Shaw, George Bernard" is a cross-reference
for "Shaw, Bernard." You'll get the old (and certainly dead) Brit one
way or the other--even if you ask for Sho, Banado.

Richard Ogar
Cataloger for Western Humanities
UC Berkeley

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