4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2019 11:40 AM by Margaret Y

    Anna E. Dickinson mother -- Marmee or Maumee?

    Margaret Y Wayfarer

      I've been working on Anna E Dickinson family correspondence.  She refers to her mother by a nickname that some transcribe as "Marmee" and others "Maumee".  I've been going with "Marmee" because the only published book I could find ("America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna E. Dickinson")  referenced her as "Marmee".

       

      I do think it looks a lot more like "Maumee" at times so I emailed the author to ask him about it.  He said he always transcribed it as "Marmee" but that he really wasn't sure.

       

      If anybody has insight, please let me know.  I'm happy go to back and change my transcriptions if they are wrong.

       

      Margaret