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A will or deed written entirely by the testator or grantor with his or her own hand and not witnessed.

State laws vary widely in regard to the status of a holographic will. Some states absolutely refuse to recognize any will not in compliance with the formal statutory requirements pertaining to the execution of the will. Many states that do not recognize holographic wills executed by their own citizens within their borders will nevertheless admit a holographic will to probate if it was validly executed in accordance with the statutory requirements of another jurisdiction that recognizes such wills.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

HOLOGRAPH. What is written by one's own hand. The same as Olograph. Vide Olograph.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Additional photographs from the estate of Leicester Hemingway (pages 104, 109, 110, and 115) reveal holographs and typed correspondence never before published.
Lewis"; "Young King Cole and Other Pieces and Holographs of Other Lewis Poems"; "The Holograph Contents of `Half Hours with Hamilton'"; and "The Holograph Contents of Lewis's Earliest Poems, in the Handwriting of Arthur Greeves, 1915-1917." King also includes over fifty pages of very useful explanatory notes, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed index.
The Introduction explains that the book is aimed at 'Internet administrators and Web developers', and 'this book provides the advanced knowledge that you'll need to design and configure holographic solutions for the Internet.' In the forward we are told 'holographs (sic) will be used to enrich web sites, liven up digital presentations and bring superb effects to video productions.' This is holographic science fiction, not any reality that is available now or in the foreseeable future.
On internet auctions, bids of pounds 300 are not unheard of for really desirable cards like the holographs of Charizard and Chansey.
The major portion of the book presents forty art/printer projects that include designing gift-wrap, greeting cards, stationery, posters, holographs, calendars, and more.
Feminism?'; a description by Charles Blyth of his use of the holographs in his proposed edition of The Regiment; a very searching and interesting language-based account by Roger Ellis (a forthcoming editor of Hoccleve Selections for Everyman) of the relations between The Letter of Cupid, its source in Christine de Pizan, and some pro/antifeminist texts of Chaucer.
Roper's guiding principle is fidelity, aiming both to follow the holographs 'as closely as their nature and ordinary typography allow' and to record as many revisions as possible.
Features such as bar codes, magnetic stripe encoding, holographs, or ultraviolet (UV) printing are available for composite cards but must be purchased and integrated separately.
It would be an oversight not to praise the wealth of variety in the ninety pages of illustrations--photographs, drawings, book plates, holographs of letters--without which no book on Morris is complete.
The first reaction of any reader must be gratitude to Alison Armstrong for her meticulous transcription of this one extant manuscript version, so nearly illegible to any eye untrained in deciphering Yeatsian holographs. The volume includes the typed text of 1938, the 'Texas typescript'.
To lure the predominantly young consumer, cards now feature bright colors and often integrate sophisticated images like 3-D and holographs combined with chromium-enhanced technology.
Three and one half notebooks of holographs are in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library.