by (one's) own hand

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by (one's) own hand

Committed by oneself or as a direct result of one's actions. Though she put everything she had into the company, it was by her own hand that it became marred by corruption and scandal.
See also: hand, own
References in classic literature ?
But he is too late: he finds lying side by side Antigone who had hanged herself and Haemon who also has perished by his own hand.
At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
Who fired these shots may never be fully known, but BY HIS OWN HAND takes a healthy stab at a case with no eyewitnesses.
Ellis' style is to eloquently detail ocean life and illustrate it with drawings by his own hand.