A previous entry has spoken about the Hayward Collection at least part of which including correspondence and pieces is in the NRM. I have now been sent a fascinating email by Peter Johnson which speaks for itself:
RobertI have seen your blog but I can't post a reply because, so far as I can see, I don't have a suitable profile. This is what I would have posted: This refers to the WEH-LYN collection which is at the National Archives at Kew. See ZSPC 11. There are 780 main items catalogued, many of them single books, he probably had a copy of nearly every railway book published until the early 1960s. However, he also collected photographs, cuttings and ephemera which he pasted into scrapbooks dealing with particular topics. I have seen some of his material dealing with minor and narrow gauge lines but there is much else besides.WEH = W. E. Hayward. LYN = the name of his house, and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway loco - he had an awful lot of LBR material. Hope that this is of interest. RegardsPeter Johnson
So a large chunk of the Hayward Collection is in the National Archives but by no means all. Certainly food for thought and work.