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Autograph books

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While the autograph is now thought of as a hastily scrawled celebrity signature, autograph books were once a treasured item which collected illustrations, poems and personal messages from friends and loved ones. Sir George Grey Special Collections is home to a number of these cherished albums. These books contain amazing images and messages that provide an insight into friendship groups and communities.

Ref: Autograph album, 1911-1935, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZMS 1104.