W E Hayward Collection
|Title:||W E Hayward Collection|
This series is an extensive collection of books, magazines, cuttings, photographs, timetables, maps and tickets compiled by the late W E Hayward of Weston-super-Mare. The main subject is railway history but there are also a few books about the mines of Cornwall, canals and steamers.
The material in this series is non record material originally held in the Library.
|Note:||Catalogue entries for this series are currently being enhanced as part of a project supported by volunteers|
On deposit in BTHR, references SPC 11/1 were assigned to the books, files and relics (RELICS transferred to Transport Museum Clapham, December 1972 and subsequently to the National Railway museum, York.), and these were listed under files or general descriptions and the books and files keyed into the BTHR Library Index. Mr Hayward however had his own system of referencing which, albeit somewhat complex, can be used to pin point information not in the BTHR Library Index. To facilitate the use of Hayward's own lists and indexes, the SPC list now reflects under 'Old Refs' those references he himself employed, and there is also a Key (available in the Standard list set) to the new SPC piece numbers. It should be noted that the system is not infalible, and that to avoid an excess of notes, certain features of the system are not mentioned here.
BASIC HAYWARD ARRANGEMENT ('CASE' may be taken to mean bookcase or cupboard (which may or may not have continued in use in BTHR) containing a series of files or binders in different colours identified by various letters):
REFERENCES 1. Classified Card Index Virtually all refs. in this are to a Case Letter and File Number. Check file ref. in Key and obtain SPC 11 piece number. Non file numbers are usually for books whose old refs. run consecutively and appear in the SPC 11/1-258; 696-707 sections.
2. Card Index A-Z An examination of this index suggest that it has been virtually superseded by the cards in the BTHR library index and certainly it is easier to obtain reference by this means. For readers who wish to consult, some brief guidance is given below:
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Non record material|
|Physical description:||780 volume(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
British Transport Historical Record Office