Auto Memory Dolls was a device created as a prototype for the typewriter. Professor Orlando, an expert in letterpress printing and a mechanical doll researcher, created it in the beginning. While Molly, his wife, was a novelist, she lost her ability to write after going blind. The first Auto-Memories Doll, designed by Dr. Orlando for her, was then made to record every word uttered by a human voice.
The phrase now refers to the business of writing for other people. After the war is finished and Violet Evergarden is no longer a soldier, the novel follows her journey of reintegrating back into society and her search for her life’s meaning in order to comprehend the last words her mentor and guardian, Major Gilbert, had given to her: “I love you.”