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message 1: by June (last edited Mar 13, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

June Williams (junewilliams) | 34 comments I notice that famous dead authors such as William Shakespeare have very nice author pages, so I was sad to see that author "Catherine Anne Austen" has a very poor page. Might I offer to help write a page for her, or is that done by a Goodreads Librarian? I think Jane Austen's niece deserves better, at least her real author name (Catherine Anne Hubback). Thank you.

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vicki_girl | 2765 comments Is this the same person?

If so, I am thinking that the author pages can be merged. Then we can update the data. The updates must be made by a Librarian, but you can post the data in this thread for adding.

message 3: by June (last edited Mar 13, 2013 08:56AM) (new)

June Williams (junewilliams) | 34 comments YES, that's her! Definitely the three pages need to be merged. Is it possible to have all the URL's and search results to forward to the same page?

Should probably use the "Catherine Anne Austen Hubback" URL to make name searches easier to find her.

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June Williams (junewilliams) | 34 comments Is it possible to put links to other authors on an author's page?

Catherine Anne Austen Hubback (1818-1877) is the mother of John Henry Hubback (1844-1939). HIS page is at:

Catherine Anne is also the niece of Jane Austen, so John Henry is the grand-nephew of Jane Austen (yes, THAT Jane Austen).

When I have data to be added to Catherine's or John's author pages, should I submit them both here - or start a new thread for John's?

Thank you for responding!

message 5: by vicki_girl (last edited Mar 13, 2013 09:25AM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Merged author profiles and added links. I added as much data as I could from Wikipedia. Let me know if there is anything that needs added or corrected.

Working on John Henry...

ETA: Added what I could to John Henry Hubback. Post back if there are any corrections or other info that needs to be added.

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June Williams (junewilliams) | 34 comments I will write more later, but wanted to ask you about this book:

It's a collection of Catherine Hubback's letters. Should it be listed on her author page or not?

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Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments June wrote: "It's a collection of Catherine Hubback's letters. Should it be listed on her author page or not? "

It should, and I've added her as the author.

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June Williams (junewilliams) | 34 comments Wow, you GR librarians are fast and responsive! If only Wikipedia could be so....

I will look up more notes on Catherine and John, and will post here again. Thank you!

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