5 treasures from across the UK
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In spring 2007 the British Library, in collaboration
with the Society of Chief Librarians, Scottish library authorities and
Microsoft, launched the 'Hidden Treasures' competition to put important
manuscripts held in public libraries online. The five winners can be
* Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes War Records (1939-45)
* Textus Roffensis (1123-24)
* Arbuthnott Missal (1491)
* Staunton's Embassy to China: Proof Plates (1797)
* Diaries of William Searell of Beddgelert (1844-46)
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