Name authority for Rumpole author

John Clifford MortimerThe author of Rumpole of the Bailey died this year.  As a result a death date was added to his name authority.

However, the new authority doesn’t include a cross-reference from the old authority.

I wonder is this an oversight?  or… a new trend?  I think there should be a 400 tag in the new authority containing:  Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923- 

and I have added this 400 tag to the authority record in our database.  I believe it is useful to users seeing as that was the way his name appeared in catalogues for many years.

The old authority:

Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923-
001 n  50005846
003 DLC
005 20011114064124.0
008 800321n| acannaabn          |a aaa
010 — |an  50005846 |zn  85095138 |zsh 89000269
035 — |a(OCoLC)oca00041401
040 — |aDLC|beng|cDLC|dDLC|dIU|dDLC|dIAhCCS|dOCoLC
053 -0 |aPR6025.O7552
100 1- |aMortimer, John Clifford,|d1923-
400 1- |aMortimer, John,|d1923-
400 1- |aMortimer, Dzh.,|d1923-
has been changed to
Mortimer, John, 1923-1999.
LC Control Number: n 50005846
HEADING: Mortimer, John, 1923-2009
000 01642cz a2200265n 450
001 2796571
005 20090123092236.0
008 800321n| acannaabn |a aaa
010 __ |a n 50005846 |z n 85095138 |z sh 89000269 |z n 91059765
035 __ |a (OCoLC)oca00041401
040 __ |a DLC |b eng |c DLC |d DLC |d IU |d DLC |d IAhCCS |d OCoLC |d DLC
053 _0 |a PR6025.O7552
100 1_ |a Mortimer, John, |d 1923-2009
400 1_ |a Mortimer, Dzh., |d 1923-2009
670 __ |a His Answer yes or no, 1950.
670 __ |a His Clinging to the wreckage, 1982: |b CIP t.p. (John Mortimer)
670 __ |a His Murderers and other friends, 1995: |b CIP t.p. (John Mortimer) publisher’s info (is a former barrister; author of many novels, film scripts, and stage, television and radio plays, as well as nine vol. of Rumpole stories)
670 __ |a His Advokat po naznachenii︠u︡, 1982: |b t.p. (Dzh. Mortimer)
670 __ |a Internet movie database, Jan. 24, 2000 |b (John Mortimer, b. Apr. 21, 1923)
670 __ |a Wikipedia WWW site, Jan. 16, 2009 |b (under John Mortimer: Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC; b. Apr. 21, 1923, Hampstead, London; d. Jan. 16, 2009; English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author)
670 __ |a LC database, Jan. 16, 2009 |b (hdg.: Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923- ; usage: John Mortimer [predominant form], John Clifford Mortimer)
670 __ |a English fashions, 1947: |b t.p. (John Mortimer)
670 __ |a Telegraph WWW site, Jan. 16, 2009 |b (Sir John Mortimer; QC who took on liberal causes but found most fame as the creator of the fictional barrister Rumpole; produced a history of costume for Moss Bros.
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