Look what I found! Holographs from the LOC

January 23       National Handwriting Day

Holograph:  something that is written in the author’s own handwriting 

Follow the links below to compare your handwriting to some famous Americans!

Original manuscript of second Inaugural presented to Major John Hay by Abraham Lincoln on April 10, 1865.

Partial list of synonyms for “sorrow” written by Walt Whitman to help formulate his poems of the Civil War.

Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Helen Keller, May 2, 1888.’

Correspondence from Gen. George Washington to Congress dated January 1, 1777.

Rebecca Amerson, Media Specialist
National Board Certified Library Teacher
Woodstock High School


Posted on January 7, 2008, in Primary sources. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for providing these samples. As a graphologist it is so invigorating to see the actual writing of such people and be able to get a feel for what they were like.

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