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Terminology Used to Describe Documents

While you browse our website and print catalogs, it is important to understand the terminology used to describe historic documents.

Autograph Letter Signed or Autograph Document Signed: Both text and signature are in the hand of the signer.

Letter Signed or Manuscript Document Signed: The text is penned by someone other than the signer.

Broadside: A single-page printing used to spread news.

Note: Each document starts with our brief catalog description. Most items have more a detailed description, including full transcripts which you can access by clicking on the document title or item number.