Guide to the Papers of Edward Augustus Petherick
MS 760 and MS Acc09.003
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Comprises E.A. Petherick's correspondence concerning business affairs as a bookseller in London, 1870-1900, letters to his father, 1870-1877, letters relating to his collection, 1875-1914, to its presentation to the Commonwealth Parliament, and to his subsequent work as Archivist. The collection also comprises Petherick's working notes and drafts for his publications including "European enterprises in Australia" and for his "Bibliography of Australasia", press cuttings and biographical material. A large part of the papers comprise original manuscripts acquired by Petherick, transcripts of historical documents, and the manuscript of his unpublished, "Bibliography of Australasia"...
Petherick acquired letters and autographs of soldiers, statesmen, travellers literary figures and others. They were written during the period 1791-1911.