Catalogue of the York Gate Library formed by Mr. S. William Silver : an index to the literature of geography, maritime and inland discovery, commerce and colonisation
Catalogue of the York Gate Geographical and Colonial Library
York Gate Library catalogue

Author: Petherick, Edward Augustus, 1847-1917.
Silver, S. William (Stephen William), 1819-1905.
Responsibility: by Edward Augustus Petherick
Corporate Author: York Gate Library
Edition: 2nd ed.
Place: London
Publisher: J. Murray
Date Published: 1886
Description: cxxxii, 333 p. [19] p. of plates : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: REFERENCE rga 017.2 P486.2 b Shelved with Australiana Bib. Tools rgsp 017.2 P486.2 b (copy 2)
Online Resource: Open web link
Subject: York Gate Library--Catalogues
Silver, S. William (Stephen William), 1819-1905--Library--Catalogues
Royal Geographical Society of South Australia--Library--Catalogues
Voyages and travels--Bibliography--Catalogues
Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800--Bibliography
Private libraries--London--England--Catalogues
Great Britain--Colonies--Bibliography--Catalogues
Subject Refs: Catalogs Catalog
Contents: Includes segment on Australia
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: Petherick spent much of his early life in Australia. In London he became S.W. Silver's cataloguer and bibliographical adviser; later he was his widow's confidant. In 1905 he was instrumental in negotiations to sell the York Gate Library to the RGSSA. His own significant collection of Australiana was acquired by the Commonwealth of Australia and later it formed the basis of the National Library's Australiana collection, where today one of the main reading rooms is named in his honour. -Terra cognita
Notes: Cover title: Catalogue of the York Gate Geographical and Colonial Library. Includes an "index of countries and subjects" and an "index of authors" Provenance (RGS copy): York Gate Library.
Summary: The York Gate Library was gathered together over more than 60 years by London businessman Stephen William Silver (1819-1905). It is a unique collection of books, journals and manuscripts, many of them relating to the British colonies with which Silver's company traded. Most were housed at No. 3 York Gate in Regent's Park, his London home. The public acclaim of the first edition of the Catalogue encouraged Silver to enlist Petherick's help in enlarging his collection and to produce this second edition, which met with even greater success. Today the collection, including a large number of volumes Silver acquired after this catalogue was published, is owned by the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
Cited: Ferguson, 14087