I’m very pleased to have become the owner of a scrap of a letter by Lowth, which basically contains his signature only. I was in two minds about bidding for it on ebay, because I’m appalled at the idea that autograph hunters cut up original letters just for the sake of the signature, but the original owner let me know that this had already been done in the nineteenth century.
Here it is (the image was taken from ebay):
I think I have a pretty good idea as to who the addressee may have been, and will argue my case as soon as I have the document in my possession.
Thanks to Samuli Kaislaniemi for bringing the scrap to my attention.