Library admits it damaged diary (UK)

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The British Library has admitted an historic diary was damaged while in its care, but refused to confirm reports the book had been left in a car boot.
Owner Peter J Tyldesley handed over the manuscript in 1994, believing it would be safer in the Library than his home.

The solicitor told The Times he "wanted to weep" when he discovered oily stains on the pages seven months ago.

He claimed the book had been removed from the library. A Library spokeswoman said there had been an investigation.

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