A Reason To Cringe: Jacobite Diary Ruined at British Library

Briton Peter J. Tyldesley, a solicitor and consultant for the Law Commission inherited his ancestor's Thomas Tyldesley diary from the early 18th Century. But in 1994, he decided to give it what he thought would be a safer home at the British Library. The diary was discovered earlier this month with it's leather cover cut off and the pages stained with oil. Times Online tells the sorry tale.

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