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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTOGRAPH

Pasted at the end is Coram's autograph letter, dated "June 10th, 1746."

It proved to be an autograph from the Flying Dutchman to his wife.

Mr. Clay expressed his satisfaction for his own in an autograph letter.

The autograph map (by Marquette) of the Mississippi, as discovered by him.

The Judge wrote his autograph in a book—and gave it to the fellow.

The name should be written in full and should be an autograph.

Among the many books on America, there is one with John Locke's autograph.

There were 177 autograph letters from Dickens, which sold for £150.

We are not certain, but we believe that the Shakespeare autograph has been proved to be a forgery.

My copy is signed by himself, and has some corrections in his autograph.

WORD ORIGIN

"a person's signature," 1791, from Latin autographum, from Greek autographon, neuter of autographos "written with one's own hand," from autos- "self" (see auto-) + graphein "to write" (originally "to scratch;" see -graphy). Used earlier (1640s) to mean "author's own manuscript."

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