Author talk:Miss Morrison

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A cursory Googling did not reveal anything about Morrison's full name; nor in fact anything else beyond the fact that she wrote an article that was read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 28th November, 1892. She appears to be somewhat notable, in being only one of a handful of women to publish in the Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute at the time. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 20:42, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In 1887 (five years previous) there was a T. Morrison who was a member of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute; possibly the same person? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:01, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like that was probably Thomas Morrison, the owner of the Hawke's Bay Herald —Beleg Tâl (talk) 23:13, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
w:Annie Christina Morrison is promising, though she would have been part of the Auckland branch of the Institute. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 23:13, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Beleg Tâl: Any chance you could use something other than "Miss Morrison" for this page? Not really sure what would be the best alternative (just "Morrison" seems a bit weird), but "Miss" seems pretty obviously a title rather than a name, which we never include in author page names. Not a big deal but it irritates my sense of order. :) --Xover (talk) 11:16, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xover: If we can find literally any other name by which she is credited other than "Miss Morrison", I will be happy to move the page. After a couple of hours of googling, I have failed to find any other name that we could use. Unfortunately, she is not alone. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 13:01, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Beleg Tâl: Bleh. Maybe we need to think about having a "unknown author" dab page to which we direct all such links? Having a "Miss Morrison" author page is… distasteful. Xover (talk) 17:28, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]