Scholarly Societies Project

Data for Societies Founded from 1830 to 1839
51 Societies
34 History Pages
40 Websites
Last Updated: 2008, September 11

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1830
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U.S.A.
Boston
Boston Society of Natural History
[The Society was founded in 1830. It published a Proceedings beginning 1841. In 1864, it founded a museum which is now known as the Museum of Science.]
No website found as of 2007, Jul.28.
U.S.A.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Website
England
London
Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
[The Royal Geographical Society was founded in 1830 as the Royal Geographical Society of London, and in 1853 became the Royal Geographical Society. In 1933 the Institute of British Geographers was formed as a break-away group. In 1995, the two organizations merged to form the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers).]
 
Italy
Padova
Società di Cultura e di Incoraggiamento di Padova (Society of Culture and Encouragement of Padova)
[The Society was founded in 1830, but was not officially constituted until 1846. We have found no trace of its existence past 1937.]
 
France
Paris
Société Géologique de France (SGF) (Geological Society of France)
[The Society was founded on 1830, March 17.]
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England
London
British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS)
[The Association was founded 1831, September 27. It has also come to be known as the British Association (BA).]
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Italy
Palermo
Reale Istituto d'Incoraggiamento d'Agricoltura, Arti e Manifatture per la Sicilia (Royal Institute for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts and Manufactures for Sicily)
[This Institute was founded on 1831, November 9 as the Reale Istituto d'Incoraggiamento d'Agricoltura, Arti e Manifatture per la Sicilia. It was also known as the R. Istituto d'Incoraggiamento per la Sicilia. We have not found any trace of this Institute after 1863.]
 
France
Toulouse
Société Archéologique du Midi de la France (SAMF) (Archaeological Society of the South of France)
[This Society was founded on 1831, June 2.]
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U.S.A.
Richmond (Virginia)
Virginia Historical Society (VHS) Website

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Switzerland
Zürich
Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich (AGZ) (Antiquarian Society in Zürich)
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India
Bombay
Bombay Geographical Society
[The Bombay Geographical Society was founded in 1832. In 1873, it merged into the Bombay Branch of Royal Asiatic Society, which had been founded in 1804 as the Literary Society of Bombay, and which later became known as the Asiatic Society of Bombay.]
 
England
London
British Medical Association
[The Association was founded on 1832, July 19 as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association. It later became the British Medical Association.]
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France
Paris
Société Entomologique de France (Entomological Society of France)
[The Society was founded on 1832, February 29.]
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1833
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Germany
Rhine-Prussia
Landwirtschaftlicher Verein für Rheinpreußen (Agricultural Association of Rhine-Prussia)
[This Association was founded in 1833 as the Niederrheinischer Landwirthschaftlicher Verein. In 1840 it became the Landwirthschaftlicher Verein für Rheinpreußen. Later, it became the Landwirtschaftlicher Verein für Rheinpreußen. We have not found any evidence of the existence of this Association past 1934.]
 
Germany
Dresden
Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Isis, Dresden (Scientific Society Isis, Dresden)
[The Society was founded in Dresden on 1833, December 19 as a Verein zur Beförderung der Naturkunde. It later had the names (1) Gesellschaft Isis in Dresden; (2) Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Isis zu Dresden; (3) Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Isis in Dresden; and (4) Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Isis, Dresden (its current name).]
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England
London
Royal Entomological Society (RES)
[The Royal Entomological Society was founded in 1833 as the Entomological Society of London. In 1933 it became the Royal Entomological Society of London, later also known simply as the Royal Entomological Society.]
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England
Trinity (Jersey, Channel Islands)
Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society (RJA&H)
[The Society seems not to have published a journal.]
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France
Paris
Société de l'Histoire de France (SHF) (Society for the History of France)
[This Society was founded 1833, December 21. The Société published a Bulletin (1834-1862), an Annuaire historique (1837-1863) and an Annuaire-bulletin (1863- ). (see ZDB)]
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France
Paris
Société des Études Historiques (SEH) (Society for Historical Studies)
[The Society appears to have been founded in 1833 as Institut Historique. Around 1872 it became the Société des Etudes Historiques. Evidently also known as Société d'Études Historiques.]
[No website
found, as
of 2007, Jul.28.]

1834
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France
Versailles
Académie de Versailles, des Yvelines et de l'Ile-de-France (Academy of Versailles, of Yvelines and l'Ile-de-France)
[The CTHS site indicates the following is a prior name: Société des Sciences Morales, des Lettres et des Arts de Seine-et-Oise.]
[No website found, as of 2007, Jul.28.]
Scotland
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Geological Society (EGS) Website
England
Manchester
Manchester Medical Society (MMS)
[The Society was founded on 1834, September 4. The Manchester University Medical School Gazette (1921-1960) includes Reports of Meetings of the Manchester Medical Society. The Society appears not to have published a journal of its own.]
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England
London
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
[This Institute was founded in 1834 as the Institute of British Architects of London. It later became the Royal Institute of British Architects of London and, still later, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) (its current name).]
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England
London
Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
[This Society was founded in 1834 as the Statistical Society of London. It later became the Royal Statistical Society (its current name).]
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France
Bordeaux
Société de Pharmacie de Bordeaux (Society of Pharmacy of Bordeaux)
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France
Poitiers
Société des Antiquaires de l'Ouest (SAO) (Society of Antiquaries of the West)
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France
Paris
Société Française d'Archéologie (SFA) (French Society of Archaeology)
[The Society was founded in 1834 as the Société Française pour la Conservation et la Déscription des Monuments Historiques. It has also had the following other names: (1) Société Française pour la conservation des Monuments; (2) Société Française pour la conservation des Monuments Historiques; (3) Société Française d'Archéologie pour la conservation et la description des Monuments; (4) Société Française d'Archéologie pour la conservation des Monuments Historiques; (5) Société Française d'Archéologie pour la conservation des Monuments Nationaux; and (6) Société Française d'Archéologie (its current name).]
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1835
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Poland
Warsaw
Federacja Stowarzyszeń Naukowo-Technicznych - Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna (NOT) (Polish Federation of Engineering Associations)
[The Federation traces its origins back to the founding of the Towarzystwo Politechniczne Polskie (Polish Polytechnical Society) in Paris in 1835.]
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Ireland
Dublin
Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI)
[The Institution was founded on 1835, August 6 as the Civil Engineers Society of Ireland. In 1844 it became the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland. In 1969 it merged with the Cumann na nInnealtoiri (Engineers Association), which had been founded in 1928, to form the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.]
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Belgium
Antwerp
Koninklijke Apothekersvereniging van Antwerpen (KAVA) (Royal Pharmacists Society of Antwerp)
[KAVA appears not to have published a journal.]
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Belgium
Liège
Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (SRSL) (Royal Society of Sciences of Liège) Website

1836
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Scotland
Edinburgh
Botanical Society of Scotland
[This Society was founded on 1836, March 17 as the Botanical Society of Edinburgh. In 1992, it became the Botanical Society of Scotland.]
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England
London
Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI)
[The Society traces its origins to the founding on 1836, July 27 of the Botanical Society of London. The latter Society was followed by several other successor or related societies: (1) Botanical Exchange Club of the Thirsk Natural History Society; (2) London Botanical Exchange Club; (3) Botanical Exchange Club; (4) Botanical Exchange Club of the British Isles; (5) Watson Botanical Exchange Club; (6) Botanical Exchange Club and Society of the British Isles; (7) Botanical Society and Exchange Club of the British Isles; and (8) Botanical Society of the British Isles (its current name).]
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England
London
Royal Numismatic Society (RNS)
[The Society was founded on 1836, December 22 as the Numismatic Society. In 1838 it became the Numismatic Society of London. In 1904 it became the Royal Numismatic Society.]
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France
Carcassonne
Académie des Arts et Sciences de Carcassonne (Academy of Arts and Sciences of Carcassonne)
[The CTHS site indicates that the Society was founded in 1836 as the Société des Arts et des Sciences de Carcassonne, and had this name until 1983; it then took its current name, Académie des Arts et Sciences de Carcassonne. It had the journals: Mémoires de la Société des Arts et des Sciences de Carcassonne (1849-1981) and Mémoires de l'Académie des Arts et Sciences de Carcassonne (1982- ) (see BNF). The CTHS refers to a Bulletin as well.]
[No website found, as of 2007, Jul.28.]

1837
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Portugal
Lisbon
Associação Industrial Portuguesa (AIP) (Portuguese Industrial Association) Website
Switzerland
Zurich
Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein (SIA) = Société Suisse des Ingénieurs et Architectes = Società Svizzera degli Ingegneri ed Architetti (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) Website
Switzerland
Suisse Romande
Société d'Histoire de la Suisse Romande (SHSR) (Historical Society of French-speaking Switzerland)
[The Society was founded on 1837, September 6.]
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England
Harrogate
Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS)
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1838
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Finland
Helsingfors
Societas Scientiarum Fennica = Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten (FVS) = Suomen Tiedeseura (Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters) Website
Italy
Milano
Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Lombardy Institute, Academy of Sciences and Letters)
[This Academy was formed in 1838 through the division of the Istituto Nazionale Italiano (founded in 1802) in two: one based in Venezia (the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti) and this one in Milano, initially called the I. r. Istituto Lombardo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. It later had the following names: (1) Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti; (2) Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere; (3) Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere; (4) Istituto Lombardo; and (5) Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (its current name).]
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Italy
Venezia
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (IVSLA) (Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts)
[This Academy was formed in 1838 through the division of the Istituto Nazionale Italiano (founded in 1802) in two: one based in Milano (the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere) and this one in Venezia, initially called the I. R. Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti as well as Imperiale Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Imperiale Regio Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. It later had the following names: (1) Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti; (2) Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (its current name).]
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England
Stoneleigh Park (Warwickshire)
Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE)
[The Society was founded in 1838 as the English Agricultural Society; in 1840 it became the Royal Agricultural Society of England. It was founded, in some sense, as a revival of an earlier chartered society, the Board of Agriculture (1793-1822).]
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Chile
Santiago
Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura (SNA) (National Society of Agriculture (Chile)) Website
France
Paris
Société des Gens de Lettres (SGdL) (Society of French Writers) Website
Switzerland
Geneva
Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Genève (Society for History and Archaeology of Geneva)
[The Society was founded in 1838 according to the Historisches Lexicon der Schweiz. The Society published a Mémoires et Documents (beginning 1841) and a Bulletin (beginning 1892).]
[No website found as of 2007, Jul.28.]
France
Abbeville
Société Linnéenne Nord-Picardie (Linnean Society Nord-Picardie)
[The Society was founded in Abbeville in 1838 as Société Linnéenne du Nord de la France, then dissolved in 1847. It was reconstituted at Amiens in 1865. In 1988, it took the name Société Linnéenne Nord-Picardie.]
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U.S.A.
Alexandria, Virginia
American Statistical Association (ASA)
[The ASA was founded on 1839, November 27 as the American Statistical Society. On 1840, February 5, it became the American Statistical Association.]
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Ireland
Dublin
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Website
England
London
Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)
[The Society was founded in 1839 as the Microscopical Society of London. In 1866 it became the Royal Microscopical Society.]
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France
Paris
Société Ethnologique de Paris (Ethnological Society of Paris)
[According to Bibliographie Générale des Travaux Historiques et Archéologiques, v. 3, p.104-105, the Society was founded in 1839 and published journals until 1847; it then went through a period of dormancy and eventually merged into the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris (founded 1859).]
 

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