Monday, May 28, 2007
Tyldesley Diary Press Statement
From The British Library: The Monday 14 May edition of The Times carried a story headed: "How British Library allowed 300-year-old diary to be ruined". The story reported that Peter J Tyldesley, a descendant of Thomas Tyldesley the diary's author (and a solicitor and consultant for the Law Commission) had deposited the diary (1712-14) with the British Library. When Mr Tyldesley went to collect the diary, he found that its original binding had been removed and replaced, and that its pages had been disfigured with stains..."