I’m still always amused* at this sort of entry in an archival catalogue:
REGISTER of the names of those who personally appeared, as required under the Test Act, at the Quarter Sessions for co. Denbigh from 15 July 1673 to 15 Jan. 1688/9, to deliver certificates of receiving the Sacrament according to the usage of the Church of England, to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and to make a declaration against Transubstantiation.
(Roll; parts destroyed by vermin) [my emphasis]
And the next one “helps to fill up gaps nibbled out of No. 59”. Lovely.
*Well, amused as long as it’s not a document I need to call up.
I swear, my next research project will be based on printed sources.