from Sydney Morning Herald
Mr. Herbert Basil Selby, managing director of H. B. Selby and Co., Ltd., scientific apparatus importers, of Sydney and Melbourne, died at his home at Gordon on Monday, aged 63 years. He was a native of Victoria, and established his firm in Melbourne before coming to Sydney to start a branch in 1912. Sydney has since become largely the headquarters of the firm.
He was a freemason, and a member of the Warrawee Bowling Club. He assisted many charities.
He is survived by Mrs. Selby, four sons – Mr. D. M., Dr. C. H., and Messrs. E. J. and B. A. Selby – and one daughter, Dr. Doris Selby.
'Selby, Herbert Basil (1873–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/selby-herbert-basil-21747/text31886, accessed 25 March 2017.