However, the archives will make a digital copy of five documents per person per year for free. So I asked for a digital copy to be made.
This was on 17 October. Yesterday, they put it up so it could be accessed online from RecordSearch. Three hundred and fifty colour JPGs -- one per page!
So I wrote a Perl script to suck them all down onto my hard disk. Then coded up a C# program to turn them into a single PDF document.
What on Earth the people who can't program do I wouldn't know. Maybe they just make everybody do CompSci 101 these days.