Catalogue of the nature and art collection, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Berks. formed by S.W. Silver, F.L.S.

Author: Silver, S. William (Stephen William), 1819-1905.
Place: London
Publisher: Office of "The Colonies"
Date Published: 1876
Description: vii, 96 leaves ; 18 cm.
Call Number: rgsp 500.075 S587
Subject: Silver, S. William (Stephen William), 1819-1905--Natural history collections--Catalogues
Silver, S. William (Stephen William), 1819-1905--Art collections--Catalogues
Natural history--Catalogues and collections--England--Wantage
Biography: The London businessman S. W. Silver (1819-1905) was the bibliophile who compiled the York Gate Library, now owned by the RGSSA. It is a unique collection of books, journals and manuscripts of geographical interest, many of them relating to the British colonies. Silver was already collecting books in 1841. By 1846 he had taken over his father's export and banking business, S.W. Silver & Co. With agents and correspondents throughout the world the company did much official and private business with the British colonies, especially Australia. It was also a publisher, issuing in particular immigrants' handbooks. A leading businessman, Silver held office in many societies and organisations. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean, Botanic and Zoological Societies and Councillor of the Royal Geographical Society. Such contacts helped him to expand his collecting activities, which included art and natural history as well as books. -Terra cognita
Summary: Catalogue compiled by S.W. Silver. --Bodleian Library.