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The Correspondence of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society 1710-1761

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This attractively produced book is in fine condition. Includes a section of 10 b/w illustration plates. One of the more remarkable survivals from sociable 18th century England is the Spalding Gentleman's Society. Founded on 1710 in Spalding by local barrister Maurice Johnson to encourage the growth of 'friendship and knowledge', its members included well-known figures of the intellectual world: Martin Folkes, Roger Gale, William Stukely, many freemasons and three secretaries of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. The Society received hundreds of letters, collated by Johnson, from correspondents across Britain and overseas. This detailed calendar brings together the 580 letters to survive, annotated and indexed, with 54 transcribed in full, providing a vivid picture of the interests of the 'curious' and demonstrating how knowledge spread during the 18th century.

Item details

Author(s):
Diana Honeybone & Michael Honeybone, Editors
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 cm x 24 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0901503878
ISBN-13:
9780901503879
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Boydell Press for Lincoln Record Society
Title:
The Correspondence of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society 1710-1761

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This attractively produced book is in fine condition. Includes a section of 10 b/w illustration plates. One of the more remarkable survivals from sociable 18th century England is the Spalding Gentleman's Society. Founded on 1710 in Spalding by local barrister Maurice Johnson to encourage the growth of 'friendship and knowledge', its members included well-known figures of the intellectual world: Martin Folkes, Roger Gale, William Stukely, many freemasons and three secretaries of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. The Society received hundreds of letters, collated by Johnson, from correspondents across Britain and overseas. This detailed calendar brings together the 580 letters to survive, annotated and indexed, with 54 transcribed in full, providing a vivid picture of the interests of the 'curious' and demonstrating how knowledge spread during the 18th century.

Author(s):
Diana Honeybone & Michael Honeybone, Editors
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 cm x 24 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0901503878
ISBN-13:
9780901503879
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Boydell Press for Lincoln Record Society
Title:
The Correspondence of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society 1710-1761

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